Ahead of the French Open we presented apparel that tennis fashion industry leaders prepared for their representatives and now that we've seen all the looks on players in actual matches, Marija Zivlak of Women's Tennis Blog picks out the best five outfits of an action-packed fortnight in Paris.
Grand Slams always offer a plethora of outstanding, on-trend performance clothes, but this time competition is exceptionally fierce!
Nike's designers focused on finding a perfect color that would allow players to show up in a striking way against the Roland Garros courts. When they narrowed down their palette to this bold blue shade, they flooded the summer collection with it and made up for the lack of color contrast by indulging in textures that bring a three-dimensional effect.
The WTA World No.1’s Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Shoes reinforce her all-blue look.
Venus Williams' busy print incorporating a pop of tango red, coupled with white, black and frost gray, at the same time matches and nicely contrasts with Paris' red clay.
Red choker-style strap with clasp at neck works together with the floating bra panel at the open back to give a flirty touch to this drop-waisted halter dress.
Just like the rest of Nike’s French Open collection, Maria Sharapova’s airy Nike Summer Maria Dress is a solid blue design - the official name of the color is blue force - that incorporates textures to enhance the visual appeal and heat performance of the idem.
Knit jersey fabric with spandex offers freedom of movement in a skin-tight fit, perfectly balanced with scalloped hem and spaghetti straps that give the dress a delicate, feminine feel.
Andrea Petkovic’s adidas Roland Garros Dress is a fresh take on retro aesthetics - modern chalk coral is contrasted with tri-color detailing that together with the V-neck give a traditional touch and the slim fit is complemented with trendy knife pleats at hem.
Petkovic’s secret companions are UPF 50+ protection and the Climachill 3D metallic dots on the interior of the upper back that keep her cool and dry.
Julia Goerges rocks the tight-fitted Asics Spring Speed Dress. Asics managed to make a basic black dress outstanding by introducing subtle performance and visually-interesting details. They did bring a pop of color with the German’s Gel Solution Speed 3 shoes, speedy footwear with Asics’ signature GEL cushioning.
The skirt’s side vents and slim racerback give more freedom of movement, extended hem at back is there for extra coverage, while a 3D pattern, known as Gel-Cool technology, is placed along the back to create cooling zone between player's skin and fabric.
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