I’ve always been a little bit of a short-lover when it comes to tennis. So you won’t be surprised when I say I’m loving compression shorts, either worn by themselves as no nonsense training shorts or as a color contrast under a skirt or another pair of shorts. Nothing like a flash of color when least expected! Even though most players wear skorts that come with compression shorts attached, there are skirts or dresses that need something under them and I’m enjoying how creative we can be these days. I hope you caught some of Sharapova’s bright little touch in Roland Garros this past week. Love it.
Because some of you have legs that NEED showing off, and the weather is inviting, I’ve put together a couple of the cool compression shorts/spandex that we have available right now.
It you want crazy, I got crazy. Tiff already blogged about these awesome compression shorts. Initially I wasn’t a fan but these have grown on me! My favorite is the Funkadelic Women’s Fiesty Cat Compression Short. Mix it up for a flash of color, or wear them brave and bold. [Measurements — Inseam: 2.5″, Rise: Mid]
Pro is where it’s at with the Nike Women’s Summer Pro Short. A true compression short, it features the a Nike Pro elastic waistband, flat comfort seams and heat transfer Swoosh. This comes in two colors, the green combo and Magenta with Tropical Twist. These look great as compression under a bright pair of shorts – I got this idea off Karly who rocks the magenta colorway under her shorts, and they look awesome! [Measurements — Inseam: 3″, Rise: Mid]
My favorite thing about the Athletic DNA Women’s Spring Graphic Short is the addition of fun and color. It features a patterned elastic waistband and screen printed Athletic DNA logo on left leg. It comes in four colors that are displayed with the colored waistband. [Measurements — Inseam: 2.5″, Rise: Low]
For another little twist I have the Asics Women’s Spring Reversible Compression Short. The fun part about it is that it’s reversible, so you have a choice of two prints depending on your mood. It features an elastic waistband, two print sides and heat transfer logos. [Measurements — Inseam: 4″, Rise: Mid]
The perfect little short is the Tonic Women’s Spring Shortie. It has an elastic waistband, flat seams for comfort and an embroidered Tonic logo on the left hem. I love the material on this one — comfy and soft, but well fitting. It comes in five colors so there are plenty of options, which I love. [Measurements — Inseam: 3″, Rise: Low]
Hope you find something to suit your personality. Enjoy the color and show off your legs!
Going back to the 70’s, usually the first thing I think is Disco, man! Polyester, terrycloth, and bell bottoms, baby! When I think of tennis in the 70’s I think of long hair, corralled with a terrycloth headbands, wristbands, tight polos, and short-shorts. Along with all of that, were the sweet track jackets some of the top players wore. Names like Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, and John McEnroe come to mind.
Fila has gone retro with a few of their track jackets, bringing back a couple of classics:
Nike, a trailblazer in sports fashion, outfits Rafa and Roger with these stylish threads:
Fred Perry continues to offer a classic look with their track jackets,
while the ever fashionable Lacoste keeps pace as well.