White Tennis Dresses - Classic Women's Tennis Color With Contemporary Style
There's no color more synonymous with tennis than white, the color originally chosen to hide any unsightly sweat on the clothing of the aristocracy who originally played the game when it was still young.
A few tennis clubs still carry forward the tradition with strict white dress code, the most famous being Wimbledon, of course.Nowadays, even white tennis dresses have adapted to the times, to allow the modern tennis player to combine tradition with modernstyling and textile engineering.
Most tennis clothing manufacturers design white tennis dresses alongside their colorful cousins to coincide with the grass court season, and often produce a year 'round alternative for the purists and those who appreciate the sun-reflective capability of white.
Tennis Dresses by LIJA Epitomize Modern Athletic Apparel
LIJA may not be a tennis apparel brand you are familiar with, but that should change soon. They started out producing golf apparel, but enthusiastically branched into tennis apparel in 2009, set on shaking up the market with their innovative tennis attire. This Canadian company has steadily grown it's business since it's inception in 1997, helped for a while by young Canadian tennis sensation, Rebecca Marino. Sadly, Rebecca recently quit the game following depression brought about by frequent derogatory remarks about any poor performances in social media, but Lija still offer some of the most appealing tennis outfits around.
The pretty dress (below left) features Compression fabric technology. It makes for a silky-smooth form fitting, moisture wicking, outfit that also has UV 40 sun protection. The other white dress (below right) has Fuse fabrication, with allthe performance of the Stride dress, but with a more textured feel. People will think you have your own personal designer when you walk on court in one of these tennis dresses.
Tennis players of both sexes have been rebelling against Wimbledon's strict dress code since it was introduced in the 1870s. Some notable ones include huge tennis names like Rene Lacoste in the 1930s and Andre Agassi in 1990. Andre actually refused to play the tournament at all in wholly white but saw sense the following year, bowing 100% to Wimbledon's requirements.
On the women's side in recent years, the appropriately named Anne White decided to test the code in 1985 with her skin tight white cat suit. It was rejected the next round, proving that whiteness wasn't the only active ingredient in the dress code.
More recently, the ever design conscious Williams sisters have gently pushed the boundaries, but only so far. It wouldn't have done their careers any good to jeopardize their appearance in their favorite Slam - they have won the singles title 9 times in the last 11 years between them!
A few women players like Tatiana Golovin in 2007, decided that the dress code said very little about colorful underwear. Her red knickers became more famous than her tennis as Wimbledon officials had to determine whether they broke the rules or not. They decided that their dimensions meant they were underwear and not shorts, so they got the ok.
The Big Brands Line Up Their White Tennis Dresses For The Stars
For those individualistic types who prefer some color in their tennis attire, Wimbledon has relaxed the strict white dress code to now be mostly white. This also applies to tennis shoes. Even logos are allowed but they must be discreet.
Almost as soon as the red clay is being dusted off Rafa's tennis shoes on finals Sunday at Roland Garros, the new season white tennis apparel is released for the immediate start of the grass court season. All the major brands like adidas, Nike, Fila, Lacoste and K Swiss have their new white tennis dresses ready to go for the professional players and quite often simultaneously online for the general public.
There's a good selection of women's tennis dresses with a mostly white theme that would accord with any tennis club expectations and look as trim and trendy as any colorful dress.
If you follow the styles of the stars, adidas and Stella McCartney have produced a new white tennis dress for Caroline Wozniacki (see top right). There's subtle floral lace patterning and other decorative flourishes to enhance the whiteness, and lightweight double layered skirt for distinctive styling.
The Nike Border White Tennis Dress (above left) has a deceptive simplicity, but contains the complex comfort fabrication Nike apply to their best tennis apparel. It's designed to be your perennial tennis dress favorite.
The K Swiss pleated tennis dress (below) is even higher flying Vera Zvonareva's brand, and sports advanced textile technology, with the classic advantage of pleats - great all round movement.
Unconventional White Tennis Dresses With Individual Appeal
If you want something a bit different, a white tennis outfit from a smaller brand you're less likely to see others wearing, then either of Lija's Tennis Dresses or Acey Deucey's sexy lace separates might be your thing.
Lija haven't been making tennis clothing long, but everything they have done to date has been innovative, captivating and inviting to wear. These dresses don't lack for any modern fabrication for complete comfort.
Though they look like they're more lacy style over substance, the Acey Deucey Drop Shot Lace Tennis Skirt and the Champion Lace Tennis Tank have likewise been designed to be a proper tennis outfit, with all the extras modern tennis players now expect as standard, like moisture wicking and quick-dry fabric.
A Little Designer Tennis Dress Exclusivity From Fred Perry
Fila's tennis fashion design experts seem to effortlessly conjure up simple, elegant styling time after time.The Essenza tennis dress is an obvious manifestation of this Italian talent for optimizing the aesthetic.
Just like Nike's Border Tennis Dress and the adidas Basic Dress, the Essenza is likely to be the mainstay of your tennis wardrobe and will surely withstand the buffeting from the ever changing winds of tennis fashion better than most.
The name, 'essenza', betrays the importance of this tennis dress for Fila. It means 'essence' or 'spirit', and this dress certainly captures something of the substance of this enduring Italian company, that made it's name from the uncompromizing use of only the finest textiles.
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