Any time of year is suitable for some sparkle, but it’s especially fashionable come the holidays. Instead of reserving the shimmer for holiday office parties and cocktail soirees, let your inner diva sing and shine on the court, too.
Let’s start from the ground up with a look at a few of your options. For shoes with some sheen, I recommend either the Prince T22 in Silver/Berry or the Asics Gel Challenger 9 in Silver/Lime. The T22 is an all-around great shoe that offers comfort, support and durability. The Asics shoe is really comfortable and is lighter feeling on court, but still offers good support. For lighter weight and speedier feel, go with the Asics. Though heavier feeling, the T22 is going to offer better durability, plus a six-month outsole guarantee.
It seems everywhere I look these days I see someone wearing a peplum top. I love the look and find it flattering because it accentuates the thinnest part of your waist. Leave it to Maria Sharapova and Nike to take this fashion trend and bring it to the tennis court. The Nike Premier Maria Tank is a mix of Dri-Fit knit on top and a woven taffeta on bottom for enough stretch for tennis and plenty of lightweight comfort. To keep it sporty, there’s a racerback, which also features a stylish keyhole cutout.
With Sharapova out with an injury, I’m not sure if we’ll get to see this look on court. Eugenie Bouchard sported Sharapova’s dress at the US Open (and was still wearing it at her last tournament), so she might be one to watch. Have you seen the look on your local courts?
Ladies rejoice! I am once and for all debunking the idea that athletic wear cannot be stylish. Yes, you read that right. With the last of the four major Fashion Weeks wrapping up in Paris on Wednesday, I couldn’t help but notice many similarities between items that Tennis Warehouse carries and items that were featured on the catwalk. Here, take a look for yourself! Show up to the courts in one of these outfits, and you’ll be the most up-to-date player of the latest fashion trends.
Fila / Rag & Bone
It’s almost as though Fila and Rag & Bone worked as partners together on their collections. That, or they’re experts in knowing what’s fashionable! Both used an almost identical pattern on their tops to create a sophisticated look.
Fila Fall Baseline Racer Tank
Rag & Bone (Photo: Marcus Tondo /Indigitalimages.com)