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OUTLOOK 2016: Apparel — Springing Ahead

By Cynthia Sherman

It may be frosty outside in the northern tier, but that only means it’s time to start stocking up on Spring tennis gear, and courtside never looked so good. Soft sophisticated tones and shapes are coming back, leaving the neon brights behind. (Prices are suggested retail.)

BOLLE • 301-362-0360

Bolle’s Melange fashion line shows off a sophisticated heather gray palette, against black and yellow accents in a winning moisture-wicking poly/spandex fabrication. A variety of pieces add to the line’s diversity. Prices ranges from $62 to $70.

ADIDAS • 800-982-9337

The Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade collection forecasts the first comings of Spring in this Climacool dress and matching shorties ($100) in peaches and corals. This breathable, moisture-wicking 3D fabrication with its ventilated channels and mesh inserts allow air to circulate close to the skin. It’s sure to be a winner on the hot courts of the Australian Open.

ELEVEN BY VENUS • 855-880-7777

French Open fans will “ooh-la-la” over this soft, lightweight, breathable Geo Swirl print dress from Eleven by Venus. The muted geometric pattern sports a contrast waistband, which provides tummy support. With a bonus of UV protection, a built-in shelf bra and a sleek modified racer back ensure comfort ($96).

FILA • 800-845-3452

Fila’s refreshing Net Set feminine collection focuses on peplum shaping, baby pleats and figure-skimming cuts in soft mint tones. High performance fabrics in cool knits, French terry, and fine pique come to life in a chic pieced racerback tank ($60) that pairs beautifully with the color-blocked fine pleated skort ($55).

TAIL • 888-906-1341

Tail makes a splash with its Making Waves line in an ultra-comfortable poly-spandex sporty rose/navy/white color-blocking top ($69) and complementary print wave pattern flouncy skirt ($69) in a figure-flattering fit Tail is famous for. The performance jersey pieces have the added bonus of UPF 40+ protection.

LUCKY IN LOVE • 305-638-5484

On court or off, Lucky In Love’s easy, breezy poly-lycra blend outfit whispers Spring in a soft turquoise diamond-printed pleated tiered skirt ($72) and matching bralette racerback tank ($64).

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Cynthia Sherman is a contributing editor for Tennis Industry magazine.



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