Wimbledon competitors must be dressed in all white, with only a single trim of color no wider than 10 mm allowed, and Marija Zivlak of Women’s Tennis Blog gives us a look at the wide variety of clothing the WTA stars will wear on the grass courts in London.
The adidas SW19 collection reimagines the traditional Wimbledon whites with designer Stella McCartney’s signature laser-cut holes and sleek silhouettes that are now enhanced by engineered camo-inspired pattern and subtle red accents.
Adidas is especially proud that all the clothes are eco-friendly, created using a more sustainable coloring process (dope dye) and made with recycled polyester to save resources and decrease emissions.
Defending champion Angelique Kerber will debut the adidas Fall Stella McCartney Tank, a racerback design with an engineered knit pattern at the sides, and the lightweight adidas Fall Stella McCartney Skirt, textured with camo cutouts that enhance the item’s visual identity and help the air circulate as the intensity rises.
Caroline Wozniacki’s adidas by Stella McCartney Court Dress also profits from lightweight materials and perforations that deliver maximum breathability.
There are two dresses Maria Sharapova can choose from at this year’s Wimbledon: the Nike Fall Maria London Knotted Dress, which is a white version of her Roland Garros look, and the Nike Fall Maria London Seamless Dress, a more recently released design that we expect the five-time Grand Slam champion to launch in London.
The sleeveless V-neck dress with ribbing at neckline and armholes is supposed to wrap your body in soft, nearly seamless fabric that is engineered to breathe and stretch in high-heat and high-motion areas.
The NikeCourt London 2019 collection is all about feeling good to the touch while also pleasing the eye and providing comfort.
The dress reveals elements inspired by hand-crafted details, such as a sophisticated layer of lace intercepted by stylish pleats at the skirt’s center back.
The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X with the tonally scribbled Swoosh is the most innovative version of the flagship speed shoe model, tweaked for step-in comfort and a glove-like fit.
The vintage-inspired collection’s warm-up piece is this sweat-wicking Nike Fall London Cardigan whose graphic on the back features a tennis ball sporting a Queen's crown.
Nike keeps Serena Williams’ sweater-knit-textured dress a mystery, but we do know that it will be adorned by a very special detail — Nike’s first ever Swoosh studded with Swarovski crystals, 34 of them, representing the age at which the tennis legend won her most recent Wimbledon in 2016.
Sorana Cirstea’s and Danielle Collins’ New Balance Summer Tournament Dress offers sportiness along with a flattering fit and sophisticated details such as split racerback with cutout design, sleek gold stripes, curved hem, and mesh seaming at waist.
The runway-inspired style is coupled with fast-drying fabric that pulls moisture away to keep players dry and comfortable.
Lotto customized this feminine racerback dress to comply with the all-white rules of Wimbledon. The touches of color include contrast trim detail at the scoop neck and logo at the left chest.
The crisp white styles inspired by Rolando’s archival looks and sketches feature elements such controlled pleating, halter neckline, zippers and a jacquard racquet print motif.
World No.1 Ashleigh Barty will sport Fila’s Match Play Collection that uses mesh insets and orange pops of color, as seen in this promo image of the Australian in the Fila Match Play Full Coverage Tank and Fila Match Play Skort.
The best example is this Fila Lawn Dress that includes horizontal mesh stripes and cute pleated mesh inserts at the hem.
Asics is bringing about a white version of the Summer Gel-Cool Dress, a quick-drying item unique for its high neckline, large back cutout, and mesh skirt with curved hem.
The company’s Wimbledon range also includes a tank top with flexible criss-cross straps and a high-performance white skirt featuring elastic waistband with mesh lining.
Even though Wimbledon imposes strict clothing rules, year after year tennis apparel companies offer new and exciting all-white designs that play with rich textures, sophisticated details and technologically advanced materials.