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Wimbledon Brings a Variety of Footwear to the Court

Tennis Shoes

In order to play like a champion it’s important to dress like one. Footwear is especially significant in tennis because of the importance of speed and agility. Not only did Wimbledon feature some of the years’ best tennis but also showcased a sea of white and a plethora of different brands in footwear. When it comes down to it, the biggest question for tennis enthusiasts is what equipment is going to make me the best athlete. Well, let’s start at the top…or should we say the foot.Adidas Mens Tennis Shoe

Novak Djokovic was seen sporting the Adidas Barricade 7. His special edition shoe features his signature logos including a Reiki symbol representing energy and protection. This shoe is built to keep break-in to a minimum and provide superior traction on hard courts. Adidas also offers many recreational tennis shoes starting at $50.

Nike Tennis Shoes Roger

Wimbledon saw Federer sporting the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour. These shoes are even lighter and faster than ever before and feature Nike’s Adaptive Fit construction. Legendary Nike designer, Tinker Hatfield, and Roger himself, focused on designing a shoe with the comfort of a running shoe, immersed with elegant touches and ultimate playability. If your style of play is more in line with Rafael Nadal you have to check out the Nike Lunar Ballistic 1.5 shoe, which features more breathability and often comes with a 6-month durability guarantee.Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 8.20.37 AM

 

 

 

Other popular shoes worn by some of the world’s greats include Asics Gel Resolution 6 (Gael Monfils), Yonex Power Cushion Pro (Stan Wawrinka) or Milos Raonic wearing the New Balance 996v2.

There is no “wrong” or “right” choice when choosing footwear for tennis, it’s all about preference and compatibility. Whether you channel your favorite athlete or choose based on style, make sure you find the right style for you…your game depends on it.

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Four Fixes For Your Tennis Wardrobe

Eleven by Venus Williams

Problem: Skirt undershorts always dig into my legs and emphasize unsightly cellulite that make me feel self-conscious.

Sofibella SkirtSolution: Cellulite is inevitable in 90% of women. However, some spandex is cut to small for the skirt size. You have two options: find a longer skirt that provides more coverage or shop skirts that provide more “give” in the spandex. A skirt that is forgiving and available in 3 different lengths (Including Plus Sizes): Sofibella Women’s Perseverance Skirt.

SpanxAnother trending option is the skirted legging-it provides excellent coverage and has a built in pocket for your tennis ball: Lija Skapri. Or try one designed by the nation’s leader in looking fabulous: Spanx. Tip- For skirts you already own: you can simply roll/tuck the spandex up one or two times. This will provide you with some slack so that you don’t get the “Skapri Lijaorange peel” effect.

Problem: My local country club only has clay courts- I’m not much of a slider and I really dislike having to constantly kick the clay out of the grooves in the bottom of my shoe.

Solution: Asics makes clay court shoes that feel exactly like their hard court ones. From experience, whenever we would travel to the East Coast and play in the clay court tournaments we would slip these on and transition effortlessly. Guaranteed slide-proof. Asics Gel Resolution 6 Clay White/Silver

Asics Clay Court Resolution

Problem: My country club only allows me to wear white. I’m tired of the preppy collared look. I want to stand out!Inphorm

Solution: You have to choose unique fabrics and layers to play with. Depending on your body type, you can utilize draping or ruching. Or, if your club permits add a pop of color or a dramatic line. A fantastic line to check out: InphormInphorm

Problem: I am more mature in age, but I still want to wear styles that are fashion forward and fit my body. I want apparel that doesn’t age me, but also is age appropriate.Chrissie By Tail

SolChrissie by Tailution: We have to perfect line for you and it happens to be created by someone you can trust: Chrissie By Tail (aka: Chris Evert). This line actually looks more stunning on a more mature demographic. It provides stylish designs, feminine cuts and is incredibly flattering. The line boasts jackets and wraps that can be worn post match and with some of your favorite “everyday” attire. What more could an athleisure girl ask for?

 

 

 

 

Monreal London: Paving The Way For Tennis High-Fashion

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In our transition from typical sports wear to beautiful athletic ensembles, we are seeing the emergence of elegance and artistic expression. The dawn of SportsLux (Sportwear meshed with Luxury textiles) is upon us and we know the quintessential line that you should examine first.

Monreal London Spring 2015A specifically fashion forward brand, Monreal London, is paving the way for sexy, high-fashion tennis apparel, and I can’t help but sigh in contentment.  Their sleek designs hone in a catwalk flare, while still using undeniably soft and sweat-wicking materials. 

Monreal London Spring 2015 Donning gold appliqués, bold lines, and classic white back drops, this line creates a distinct style that beacons to every high-class tennis-ista on grass, clay, or hard court. 

Monreal London’s designs allow you to show off your assets. If you love a tight fit that hugs your curves and accents female allure, I would highly recommend this brand for you!

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Top 7 Fitness Fashion Trends of 2015

Tennis Fashion Trends of 2015
  1. Mesh/Sheer Fabrics: Mesh is no longer delicate. This year countless brands are utilizing the lattice material to playfully show skin. High-quality materials allow for you to tantalize the crowd without worry about a snag.
  2. Leather: Although we don’t recommend donning a leather mini court-side, subtle accents of the material can be used to add dimension to your attire. Think: leather pinstripe down your sleeve or leather side paneling to create a color blocking effect.
  3. Eye-Catching Florals: The ultimate girlie girl meets nature lover patterns are emerging this spring. This can be seen in bright color popping colors or subdued aquamarine shades. For instant happiness, pair a floral piece top with a neutral white, tan or black bottom.
  4. Crop Tops: Ever wanted to bare your midsection without scrutiny? Here’s your chance…crop tops are taking the fashion world by storm and are playfully being used in the fitness world. If you’re not ready to bare it all, why not try layering a crop top over a tank for added warmth?
  5. Ruffles: These layers of tousled textiles are seen in nearly every line this season. They are fantastic because they help you add volume and accentuate your most desired asset. Create cleavage by adding ruffles to your bust or add some curves utilizing a frilly skirt.
  6. All-White/All-Neutral: Utilizing all of one color allows you to play with shaping and asymmetrical hemlines. When others are full of color, you can embody simplicity and grace.
  7. 70s: Hike up your skirt and tuck in your shirt to bring back the retro look. Look for a skirt with a longer hemline and a shirt that hugs the body. Make sure you channel your inner Chrissie and don’t forget to have your hubby pull out his vintage Fila short shorts.

Tennis Runway Episode 2: Channel Your Inner Gladiator

The Ellison Sisters Tennis Runway February Catalog Channel Your Inner Gladiator

The crossover between fashion and sports has been building for the past few years. We have even seen a couture sneaker revolution, which is a growing trend because of the high value of sports in society. Since the feminist movements of the 60’s, women have been exposing their internal and external power for the entire world to see.

Newer tennis brands are taking the market by storm because of their fashion forward, sleek designs. Making them alluring, interesting, and wearable all at the same time. Their cuts and lines make women feel fierce and fabulous on and off the court. Venus Williams, designer of Eleven, hand sketches her patterns and designs. Her line embodies her competitive spirit enmeshed with her feminine mystique.

This episode is the visual representation of “Vogue”…the modus operandi of a true Queen of the Court.