Enter the (adidas) Dragon

According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the Dragon. And to help commemorate, adidas has launched the limited edition Barricade 6.0 Dragon shoe.

World #4, Andy Murray will be wearing this shoe at the Shanghai Masters 1000 event and the China Open in Beijing. The cosmetics of this shoe will feature a dragon symbol, a metallic finish and Chinese symbols for the cities of Shanghai and Beijing. The shoes are shipped in a special box with dragon designs in a 3D embossed effect.

Order yours today!

A Dress For Every Budget

Who doesn’t love a good tennis dress?  They come in all different colors, sizes, shapes, and yes, even prices.  Whether you are looking for a dress that one of your favorite pros is wearing or one that won’t break the bank, Tennis Warehouse has exactly what you are looking for.

Dresses Shown (L to R): Wilson La Divine, KSwiss New Accomplish, DTL Crush Criss, Fila Fall Baseline, Reebok Spring Vibrance Statement

For the frugal shopper, here are a couple dresses that will fit every budget.  All these dresses are  $50 and under and may only be here for a limited time.  With brands such as Wilson, KSwiss, DTL, Fila, and Reebok, you have a plentiful variety to choose from.

Dresses Shown (L to R):: Jerdog Strands Twist, adidas Fall adiZero Feather, Sergio Tachini Shana, Tail Wild Card Exuberance, Bolle Spring Awakening

Between $51-$75, this category features dresses with brands such as Jerdog, adidas, Sergio Tacchini, Tail, and Bolle.  Take a look at all the different styles, colors, and cuts to choose from.

Dresses Shown (L to R): Lacoste Spring StripedNike Fall Set Point, Pure Lime Fall Colorblock, Lacoste Fall Tennis, Nike Fall Smash Hard Court

Style and performance come together with dresses that are from $76 to $100.  Nike, Lacoste, and Pure Lime show off fabulous dresses for every style of player. And with players like Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, and Samantha Stosur wearing these dresses out on court, you might even play like them (we can all dream, but that would be awesome!).

Dresses Shown (L to R):Nike Fall Maria Ace Lawn, Lija Neo Fuse Angle, Eliza Audley Color Guard, Lacoste Fall Pique Polo, Nike Fall Maria Ace Day

For those watching television and seeing pros like Maria Sharapova and want to dress just like them, these dresses are for you.  With designs from Nike and Lacoste as well as brands with fabulous fabrics (see Tiffani’s blog) like Eliza Audley and Lija, these dresses shine on the court. All of these dresses are priced between $101-$125.

I believe one can never have too many tennis dresses. So make sure you load up on them for the fall season!

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Tail Moonlighting Group

The Fierce Jacket, Play Tank and Lure Skort are all part of the Tail Moonlighting Group

Does anyone else remember the ’80s TV series “Moonlighting” that starred Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd? Tail’s latest apparel collection carries the same name and coincidentally could be what Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd’s character) might wear today if she were playing tennis. For those who don’t recall, Maddie Hayes was a fashion model turned PI agency owner (in true ’80s TV style, that’s the oversimplified version).

While we may not have Bruce Willis there for some witty repartee as our mixed doubles partner, we can still have some fun with on-court fashion. If you favor the bolder fashion looks, don the python print pieces. There is a sheen to the python-like “skin” on the fabric. It’s comfy on the inside, though, so you won’t have to give up function for fashion with either the Fierce Jacket or Lure Skort. Layer the Moonlighting Play Tank beneath that jacket, and you’ve got a stranglehold on your opponent on the fashion front.

Tail’s Moonlighting collection’s multiple silhouettes provide a lot of options as well. For those who prefer a more conservative look, the Engage Top is a cute full coverage option that has a great pop of yellow at the neckline. The Aspiration Tank also has a full coverage back and no built-in bra but a sleeveless style. Skirts are harder and harder to find these days, but with the Vivacious Skirt you can choose your own compression short or Fancy Pants to wear underneath. And with a 15 inch length in a size small, this skirt offers added coverage, too.

As your own fashion director, you make the call so check out the entire Moonlighting Group to see what fits your style.

Happy Hitting!
Tiffani, TW