With the French Open getting closer, April was somewhat of an idle month when it comes to women's fashion on the tennis courts, as players mostly continued to wear the designs from earlier months and all the recently announced products are to be debuted at the clay court Grand Slam. However, that doesn't mean that our WTA stars didn't look awesome as we welcomed spring. Let's give the word to Marija Zivlak of Women's Tennis Blog and see which styles made our best-dressed list in April 2015.
Following black separates in Miami, Simona Halep introduced the flash red outfits of the always-stylish adidas Adizero line at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. The Romanian World No.2 paired her adidas Summer Adizero Skirt with a coordinating tank or a cap-sleeve top.
A wide range of players looked nice in light blue on the green clay of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston: from Nike's Eugenie Bouchard and Sara Errani to New Balance's Heather Watson. Bouchard went for light aqua from visor to shoes, surprising with a pop of color in the bright yellow laces, while Errani opted for some contrast with a loose white tank featuring discreet animal print.
Heather Watson introduced the light blue version of her New Balance Spring Challenger Print Tank in Charleston and even though the Brit lost in the first round the lively diagonal stripes paired with a nice sporty skirt and perfectly matching shoes managed to make their mark in April.
Elina Svitolina and Monica Puig are writing the Ellesse success story. After a period of absence, the Italian brand returned to the tennis courts last year, enriching the WTA fashion world with nothing but great designs, with the WTA Rising Stars proving to be perfect ambassadors.
The Ellesse designs are never detaching from the classic sporty route, but still they manage to grab our attention in all their simplicity, be it white combined with lively yellow or the timeless navy. Maybe I'm influenced by the brand's numerous marketing events, maybe it's the youthful energy of their representatives, but I find that Ellesse has really reinvented itself since the comeback. Thumbs up for their team!
En route to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final, Caroline Wozniacki sported the well-known ensemble consisting of the adidas Spring Stella McCartney Barricade Tank and the lovely peach floral skirt that we've seen many times on a great number of players in the recent weeks, including in my February fashion favorites, but the Dane's introduction of the orange headband perfectly refreshed the look and I'm glad to add her to the best-dressed club.
Last but not least, I've always been a fan of Bethanie Mattek-Sands' signature knee-high socks and it seems that sports fashion designers love them as well, as Adidas' Yohji Yamamoto made this type of socks a part of his exclusive French Open collection. Whether you like Bethanie's daring style or not, the American sure is a tennis fashion icon, as evidenced by this recent photo from Stuttgart.