Despite the all-white clothing rule, women’s tennis players always impress with their innovative and stylish outfits, as their clothing sponsors go an extra mile to create visually interesting designs by playing with a wide range of textures and materials, combining them in unique ways. Marija Zivlak of Women’s Tennis Blog will show us the best looks that grace the grass courts of Wimbledon 2017.
Kristina Mladenovic’s adidas London Dress captivates with its stylish higher round neck and feminine wave-patterned mesh on the back and cap sleeves, working together with the breathable sweat-wicking fabric to ensure comfort and targeted ventilation.
The dress is a 3-in-1 set, offering the convenience of a coordinating sports bra and built-in short tights with laser mesh detail.
Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep rock separates from the collection that beautifully combines contrasting fabrics and technical design features. While the world number one Kerber pairs her adidas London Tank with its matching laser-cut Climacool skirt, her competitor for the top spot in the WTA rankings switches between the skirt and stretch woven shorts from the striking collection.
Garbiñe Muguruza’s stature beautifully presents the adidas Fall Stella McCartney Dress, whose seamless construction creates a comfortable slim fit, enhanced by different knitting techniques for a dynamic design accentuated by quarter-zip with contrast pull tab. Demonstrating adidas’ commitment to cutting-edge performance, quick-dry fabrics provide supreme temperature regulation, further improved by keyhole cutout on the back for targeted airflow.
Still building her comeback from December’s career-threatening hand injury, two-time champion Petra Kvitova made a welcome return to her dear Wimbledon wearing the 100% Dri-FIT polyester NikeCourt Dry Slam Dress, featuring engineered knit panels that bring both style and plenty of ventilation. Power pleats and a racerback design allow for freedom and comfort of movement.
Maria Sharapova is sidelined by injury, but her NikeCourt Power Maria Dress looked just as stunning on German rising star Carina Witthoeft. The dress stands out with its slim racerback design, V-shaped mesh inset on the chest and asymmetrically-placed knife pleats.
It’s evident that pleats have proven to be both highly functional and beautiful, as virtually all tennis clothing companies have been using them for years, while Lacoste approached them in a special way, creating a drop-waisted pleated skirt in the Spring Player Dress.
The beauty of feminine pleats is perfectly balanced by the sporty top, its thick straps and racerback, as we can see on Dominika Cibulkova and Alizé Cornet. Moreover, built-in bra and breathable, ultra-dry technical stretch jersey offer support and comfort.
Heather Watson’s New Balance Spring English Rose Dress, unique for its Y-shaped racerback, lightweight tulle mesh pleats and a floral pattern engineered into the fabric at selected areas, creates a harmony between contemporary sporty elements and feminine flair of the English rose pattern and pleats.