Without the freedom to grab attention with prints and vibrant colors, tennis fashion companies once again dug deeper into the variety of textures, cuts and fabrics to make stylish and innovative white outfits that allow players to move freely while keeping their bodies dry and cool during the heat of the competition at Wimbledon.
Marija Zivlak of Women’s Tennis Blog will present the latest women’s tennis apparel ready to grace the iconic grass courts.
Always on top of the tennis fashion game, Maria Sharapova will rock the Nike Fall Maria London Dress, which contrasts the plain nature of the basic front section with a dramatic pleated back section.
All sorts of pleats are a common sight in women’s tennis apparel, but pleated racerback is an unexpected element and together with the wide keyhole cutout we get ultimate on-court style.
Garbiñe Muguruza will try to defend her title wearing garments created in adidas’ unique collaboration with Palace Skateboards, who state “Yes, we are a skateboard company. Yes, Yamaha make motorbikes and pianos.”
Here we can see the Spanish Grand Slam champion in the adidas Palace On Court Ladies Dress, a collared design inspired by ‘70s and ‘80s. This polo top and a simple skirt connected with an elastic waistband bring retro fashion in a contemporary package.
The look is especially new for Muguruza, who we’re used to seeing in Stella McCartney’s slim-fitted dresses.
Caroline Wozniacki’s adidas Fall Stella McCartney Dress has a high neck, which is very popular among this year’s Wimbledon whites, and a plethora of textural details, including the British designer’s favorite laser cutouts and figure-flattering cut lines, this time accompanied by snakeskin pattern which is a new element in Barricade clothes.
Venus Williams will mix and match whites from EleVen’s Core and Pique collections. Dresses included in Venus' assortment of clothing items include the wrap-style Core Crescendo Dress (shown above) and the Pique Swing Dress, while the American also plans to alternate the Pique Topnotch Tank and Pique Mentor Polo with the Pique Flounce Skirt.
For warm-up, the five-time Wimbledon champion prepared the Core Pursuit Long Sleeve and the Core Elite Jacket.
Fila’s representatives Karolina Pliskova and Ashleigh Barty will debut the Championships collection - sporty designs with generous use of white floral lace overlays.
Here we can see the Ace Queen in the Fila Championships Racerback Tank, one of four silhouettes of tops in this white collection, characterized by lace at front neckline and back yoke.
The most outstanding newly-released item is this Fila Championships Dress which gives a hint of retro femininity with its textural detail that looks like a corset and romantic stretch-lace overlay.
The majority of Nike players are expected to present the Nike Fall Slam Seamless Tank, a very clean design featuring high neck, slight racerback and subtle gold Swoosh at center chest. The look is completed with an always modern, comfortable and elegant white pleated skirt.
We first saw this outfit in Wimbledon qualifying, on Eugenie Bouchard (pictured) and Marta Kostyuk, but we expect to see a lot more of it in the main draw on top players.
Agnieszka Radwanska’s Wimbledon dress is from Lotto’s well-known Nixia line. Mountain jacquard fabric with geometric features gives this dress unique visual identity and excellent breathability. Ruffles at the hem are there for a feminine flair.
Dominika Cibulkova and Christina McHale have this Lacoste Spring Pleated Skirt ready in their Wimbledon closet, a timeless silhouette with all-around knife pleats and elastic waistband. Its pair, the Lacoste Spring Tank, features reflective style details on straps, a novel feature in Le Croc designs.
It’s a simple tight-fitted silhouette that boasts a number of performance features such as strategic ventilation channels and Gel-Cool technology along the back for heat regulation, while for freedom of movement there are stretch construction, slim racerback and side vents at skirt.
New Balance’s Wimbledon clothes -- the Summer Tournament Tank, the Summer Tournament Skirt and the Summer Tournament Dress -- include mesh around the neckline and on the uniquely-shaped racerback, which works together with a perforated stretch woven material to help players stay cool. The bottoms feature a fine dotted mesh overlay for added style and a slit for a free range of motion.
Tennis fans can look forward to another fortnight ruled by exciting matches and the best white tennis fashion the world has to offer.