What would Carrie wear?

They’d cause quite the stir as doubles teams: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. I wonder what the teams would be? By the way, guys, in case you’re wondering, “What?!!” This is about “Sex and the City.” I don’t know what any of their NTRP ratings are, who’s the better serve and volleyer, who can hit a killer cross court return… But I digress.

What I’m really here to talk about is not which of the women would be the one poaching on every return. This show is known, among other things, for its high style, so much so it inspired an entire group of apparel: the Eliza Audley Tennis and the City Group.

This group offers fashion styles that go far beyond the court. Take the Gold Bomber Jacket. This is not your typical woven warm-up jacket. This is not for the shy. The jacket shines and is sure to turn heads whether at the tennis court or out clubbing. I’ve tried on this jacket and was knocked out by the comfort factor.

Another piece that’s not often seen on the courts is the pair of Zebra Leggings. Leggings, whether full length or capri style, are becoming more of a staple beneath dresses and skorts these days, but the zebra print elevates the legging beyond function. For a bold look, they can be paired with a simple tank top, like the La Moda Top, or tone it down ever so slightly by wearing a dress or skort over the leggings. If going with the latter option, my choice of dress would be Cosmo Dress, which would tie in nicely because it has zebra print accents on the tank straps.

OK, those outfits cover Samantha and Carrie, but how about the Charlottes and Mirandas of the tennis world? The Tennis and the City Group goes beyond elegant with the Empire Dress, which is a nice crossover piece with its share of bling of rhinestones and metallic gold band under the bustline. There’s also the clean yet elegant design lines of the Back In the Satin pieces: the Back In The Satin Tank and Black Tie Skort. Mix those with contrast colors or go for a sleek tonal outfit.

Whatever your personal style, know that Eliza Audley is actually designed by a female tennis player. Eliza Audley is the owner and designer. She worked for St. John Knit, so she knows the biz. According to her site, she competes at the 4.0 and 4.5 level so she keeps us players in mind when she’s creating these fashion forward tennis designs.

So let me know, what would Carrie wear?

Happy Hitting!
Tiffani, TW

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