During the 2017 season, we enjoyed a plethora of innovative designs, textures, fabrics, shapes, prints, color combinations, fabrics and adornments. Our contributor Marija Zivlak of Women's Tennis Blog will now present Top 8 tennis dresses that will stay remembered for the years to come.
Serena Williams' black-and-white Australian Open look was among the most outstanding in 2017, with its unique print that emulates shadows cast on a tennis court. The Nike Spring Premier Power Dress has a slightly sheer overall fabric, balanced by solid panels at the bust and upper back. Further enhancing the outfit are stylish details such as thin elongated back cutouts and a zipper between them.
Feeling powerful in her remarkable apparel, the American marched all the way to the champion’s trophy in Melbourne, winning a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title which Nike celebrated with a special pair of custom-made Michael Jordan shoes.
Maria Sharapova brought haute couture to the US Open courts with lace and Swarovski crystals of her black outfit designed to relive the moment the Russian lifted the prestigious trophy in 2006 wearing an iconic black style inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s elegance and her classic Givenchy dress. Created in Nike’s cooperation with Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, the former Givenchy creative director, Sharapova’s 2017 New York look will stick in our memory as one of the most outstanding and glamorous tennis outfits ever.
A sporty yet feminine tailoring in exceptional seamless packaging with asymmetric color accents made Caroline Wozniacki’s impressive WTA Finals title run comfortable and stylish. The sophisticated slim design of the adidas Stella McCartney New York Tank joins uniquely distributed blocks of legend blue tones with flat-knit ribbing and shock pink tape on one armhole, while the pleats of the adidas Stella McCartney New York Skirt balance the tight top to create a girly silhouette.
Dominika Cibulkova’s Lacoste Spring Player Dress combines color-blocking, striped thick straps, racerback and dropped pleated skirt hem for a unique sporty design.
A cute touch is the Lacoste script detail that adorns the fluo energy mid-back.
Referencing details from Fila's original aesthetic, the company gave new life to a traditional polo and simple tennis skirt by adding a beautiful shade of green to a classic navy and white combination. Karolina Pliskova’s Heritage Sleeveless Polo, featuring long five-button placket, and the knit Heritage Skort are refreshed by timeless stripes and contrast green panels for a sophisticated modern look.
Venus Williams introduced dozens of stunning prints during the 2017 season, but the EleVen Thika collection from the American’s run to the Australian Open final stands out with its beautiful purple pattern whose blurred crossed stripes resemble tropical sunsets.
Proving that bold colors, extravagant fabrics and sparkly details are not necessary components of a memorable tennis outfit was Kristina Mladenovic’s high-performance adidas London Dress, whose beautiful wave-patterned mesh insets on the back and cap sleeves give an edge to an all-white look.
The second Stella McCartney’s adidas design making my Top 8 is Garbiñe Muguruza’s Roland Garros dress, featuring body-hugging top whose side color-blocks give a figure-slimming effect, while the notion of an ever-present racerback is reinvented by fused elastic tank straps.
A touch of feminine flair is provided by the pleated skirt with dark contrast hem.
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