Apparel: Fashions That Are a Smashing Success
Sea blues, charcoals, pinks and corals form much of the fall/winter palate as the year end ushers in sleek, fun designs with high-tech, sustainable fabrics promising comfort and breathability.
Asics Athlete dress is an “extreme” fitted racer-back with accompanying briefs, which comes in solid and contrast colors. Worn by Sam Stosur on the WTA Tour, this sporty dress with an inner shelf bra has a laser-cut mesh back panel, which aids in ventilation and comfort ($100).
Bolle rocks the court and continues the layered tiered look of fall with its Lavender Fields fashion line. Sporting graphite, white and lavender, some core components of this easy-wear, breathable line feature a three-quarter sleeve V-neck top ($34) and chevron-printed skort ($64); and a solid racer-back top that flatteringly crosses over at the front ($62), paired with a woven layered skort ($68).
Fila’s Platinum collection will debut on the US Open courts this year. Fila calls its most recent fabrication “futuristic armor for the athletic warrior,” as it features Thermacool fabric, which is supposed to work in concert with the body’s natural thermal capabilities to promote maximum comfort. The racer-back dress with built-in bra has a streamlined front that graduates to a flippy bottom back flounce. It comes in white with black, and teal blue with black ($90).
InPhorm boasts eco-friendly tennis- and activewear in a blend of recycled poly-spandex with moisture-management properties. The flirty coral and black halter dress features a built-in bra, mesh fabric inserts, criss-cross back straps and a flouncy tiered skirt ($110).
Danish activewear brand Pure Lime leaps into action with some dynamic pieces. Part of the Ace group features a black and white color-blocked cami top with a pop of bright lime ($68), paired with a see-through mesh-paneled side-striped skort with contrasting bright lime shorties ($68). The luxe micro-poly/spandex blend is soft to the touch.
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