I fell in love with doubles during my sophomore year in college. Being on the tennis team, during matches we always would wear the exact same outfit. Yes, it was fun to have someone on the court supporting you in a matching outfit and yes, I have done it since then (Check out the picture above of Siobhan and I in our intimidating getup). However, sometimes I don’t always want to be that matchy-matchy with my doubles partner. I have come up with some tennis outfits to sport out on the court without my partner and I having to look like identical twins (except for one).
The first outfit will be for all the doubles teams out there that like to match. I picked out this outfit as it doesn’t fit the “I am wearing a team uniform” look. The Nike Women’s Winter Maria Back Court Tank is sporty and modern especially when paired with the fitted Nike Women’s Winter Maria Back Court Skort.
Now, I start to mix it up. Every woman has a certain style that flatters their figure. In this pairing, I have the same colors but different style tops. The adidas Women’s Autumn adipower Barricade Tank and the adidas Women’s Autumn adipower Barricade Top match perfectly together when coupled with the adidas Women’s Autumn adipower Barricade Skort. The top is more conservative fitting while the tank has a fun tankini-inspired back, but both tops tie together the complete look with the fitted band at the bustline.
Another option is to go contrasting colors. I absolutely love the unqiue colors Lija offers especially iris. Take the Lija Women’s Virtual Fuse Impact Tank and the Lija Women’s Virtual Fuse Distract Skort, choose opposite colors, and voila! you got a very fashionable doubles outfit. And it doesn’t hurt that Lija’s fabrics are super soft and the cuts are very flattering.
So, I next picked out the same dress but different colors. The Eliza Audley Women’s Smash Hit Dress is available in both black and white and is the perfect dress for a league or tournament match. The multicolored mesh leafs on both colorways tie the two dresses together for a cohesive doubles outfit.
Lastly, some tennis players really love dresses and some really love the tank/skort combo. Let’s get real, tennis players have all different body types so why not pick the style that doubles partners are each comfortable in? So I picked out two outfits that have a matching pattern and color which creates a fun twist on the traditional doubles uniform. EleVen has some great colors and patterns to mix and match with. Throw a taller player into the EleVen Women’s Fall Geo Love Dress and the shorter player in the EleVen Women’s Classic Geo Love Tank and EleVen Women’s Classic Flutter Skort for a super fashionable doubles matchup.
Hopefully, this will give all you doubles players out there some fresh and new ideas for doubles outfits for your upcoming seasons or tournaments.
PS- I would like to thank my partner in crime Siobhan for being a very lovely model.
I am one of those girls that enjoys shopping. I have days where I am on a mission to find the best deals and lowest prices on everything and anything. Then there are the days that I just want to go all out and buy the cream of the crop. Luckily at Tennis Warehouse, I can have my cake and eat it too!
Bags are a prime example of this. The Jet Tote Bag in Reptilian Rose is a super stylish bag that can hold a couple of racquets, plenty of pockets and compartments, and comes with a matching cosmetic case. You can buy it for $67.99. When I want to dish out a little bit more cash, I head towards Court Couture. These highly fashionable bags are top quality with plenty of pockets, a large compartment to hold a lap top, and a separate cosmetics case. Get the Court Couture Cassanova Bag in Dusty Rose Daisy for $209.00.
Every girl needs a little black and white dress, even out on the tennis court. Nike’s Basic Border Dress II comes in at a budget friendly price of $70.00 and features contrast border details, built in shelf bra, and mesh panels for ventilation. On the other side, the Eliza Audley Baby Doll Dress steps up the fashion with a pleated body and cute straps that form a racer back. Your splurge is worth every penny with this high quality dress at $150.00.
I can’t forget about shoes! Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes? And this season, it is all about standing out with color. adidas shows how it is done with their budget conscious adidas Barricade Team 2 in prime ink blue and red. The comfort-oriented and lightweight model comes in at $74.95. When you’re looking for a high performance tennis shoe that you will get your money’s worth, the Barricade Team 2’s big sister, the adidas Barricade 7 in prime ink blue and red is the perfect example. Loaded with all the latest technologies and featuring a six month durability guarantee, the adidas Barricade 7 comes in at $119.95. Both shoes are miCoach compatible.
I’m rounding out my blog and saving the best for last with racquets. You can’t play tennis without a racquet, right?! Well, Wilson has lots of “more bang for your buck” racquets including the new Wilson BLX Envy coming in at $99.00. A lightweight racquet armed with some BLX technologies, this racquet is perfect for a beginner to intermediate player. When looking for a top notch racquet, the Wilson BLX Juice 100 is the perfect splurge. Top professional players Victoria Azarenka and Feliciano Lopez sport this racquet out on the stadium court. A powerful and maneuverable racquet, the Juice puts you back $189.00.
So what are you feeling like doing today, saving or splurging?
It’s Wednesday again, so it’s a great time to check in to see what’s just arriving. Ladies, it’s time to get your shop on. In the past week, we’ve put up several new women’s apparel collections. Here’s a quick peek at what’s new in women’s fashion apparel.
If spring was about neons, summer is about the cool, soothing pastels. Pure Lime is on target with its latest collection. Lemon Drop is a great name for this group because it describes the color so well. The soft yellow is reminiscent of sugar coated lemon drops. This group has a little something for everyone from the more shoulder baring Ribbon Tank, Corset Tank and Halter Neck Dress to the full coverage Classic Tank and V-Neck Cap-Sleeve.
Love yellow? You’re in luck. Tail also has a citrus inspired collection called Limoncello. (That might be a great excuse for a post match cocktail featuring the namesake libation!) The yellow in this group is much more vibrant and is a great match for the sporty designs of the collection. For a walk on the wilder side, check out the Limoncello Brilliance Skirt with its Tiger Print. Tail is also great for its sizing range. Some of the pieces (the Brilliance Skirt and Limoncello Esteem Tank) are available in sizes from extra small to extra extra large.
Keeping in line with the soft hues, we have the Filagree collection. The pastel green reminds me of lime sherbet and adds some freshness to the always reliable black and white pieces. Eliza Audley is known for stylish, well crafted pieces that carry an understated elegance. A lot of the pieces have design lines that you might see at a cocktail party. Take a look at the Curls and Swirls Dress. It looks like a dress you might find at a boutique or department store, but it’s crafted in a performance fabric for the court.
We’re hitting all the citrus flavors with these summer collections. Lija’s Glow collection pops with an orange sherbet color. The fabrics and cuts of Lija are second to none. The Glow Group highlights mostly the Fuse fabric. This is a textured, lightweight mesh that offers moisture management and drapes wonderfully. Coal grey and white are the complementary colors in the group for a seasonal, yet sophisticated color palette.
Tennis fashion has its roots in conservative colors and designs. Funkadelic is bringing funky to tennis. If you’ve just picked up a skirt or dress and need some flair to along with it, look no further. Funkadelic has you covered. We’ve just brought in this line of compression shorts, and they’re all about the flash. Literally. Just check out the Bling It On Compression Short. Like cat prints? Got it. Check out the Cheetah-Licious and Fiesty Cat prints. Prefer the safari theme? Go for Jammin’ Giraffe or Zebra Safari. Funkadelic is a reminder that fashion is fun!