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A history of Tennis Fashion

A history of Tennis Fashion

Since 1877, Wimbledon Tennis has been one of the most recognised tennis championships, hosting hundreds of royals, celebrities, and visitors from around the world and playing a central role in the foundation of many famous tennis careers. As far back as the nineteenth century, the accepted tennis outfit for players were plain white, long-sleeved shirts and trousers for men and full-length corseted white dresses and hats for women. It was not until the 1920s and 1930s that the players, (particularly the female players), began to experiment with their clothing. Shorter skirts, shorts and sleeveless tops were all introduced, some more daring than others, to provide ease of movement and an expression of individual personality and style. While tennis style evolved to be practical and comfortable this was never at the expense of fashion. High-profile athletes like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova found their own ways to have fun with their outfits, (think tennis dresses made of lace and even denim) and often attract as much attention for what they wear as their backhands. Tennis outfits have often inspired the masses too, like the white V-neck sweater used by Bill Tilden, still today remaining a classic staple in men’s fashion. Advances ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 19, 2018
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Best Summer Reads

Best Summer Reads

Summer is officially here and during the holiday season and there’s nothing quite like diving into a new book while relaxing on a beach to escape even further. It’s time to unwind with one of these page-turners. Whether you’re lounging bedside or tanning by the pool, here are eight books you’ll want to get lost in.     VILLA AMERICA Liza Klaussmann, 2015 Klaussmann has fictionalized the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, illustrious American expats central to the 1920s arts and literature movements in Paris and Cap d’Antibes, where they built their fabled home Villa America.       THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS Arundhati Roy, 2017 From the author of The God of Small Things, this highly anticipated novel dazzles with its kaleidoscopic narrative approach and unforgettable characters.     BONJOUR TRISTESSE Françoise Sagan, 1954 Sagan’s 17 year-old narrator Cecile has a chic life, living in Paris with her charming father and holidaying on the French Riviera. Weave your way through glamorous descriptions and psychological tension in this perfect holiday read.     FATES AND FURIES Lauren Groff, 2015 An elegant and intricate story of a flawed marriage over twenty-four years, this book will show you that there are 2 sides ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 23, 2017
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Summer linens inspired by nature

Our new dyed linens are inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sky, reflecting our name Les 100 Ciels (One Hundred Skies in French). From indigo summer skies to golden sunsets, these hues embody the colours of warm climates, whilst the natural linen quality feels fresh and cool. The tie-dyed linen styles are individually hand dyed, meaning that each one is unique! Ombre colours and prints have inspired our designers throughout this Spring Summer ’16 season and this has been reflected in styles our new golden toned pieces. Read on to see our moodboards for the new linen styles! Shop now | Hue Linen Top          Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan           Tip: Pair both together!     Shop now | Hue Linen top         Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan       Tip: Pair both together! Shop now | Trace Linen Vest         Shop now | Taint Linen Top      Shop now | Strike Linen Cardigan 
by Les 100 Ciels Team on July 01, 2016
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Buy now, wear forever

We’ve picked our top styles from our Summer Sale to make choosing your forever-piece easier!                                                                                  Shop all our Summer Sale here!    
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 28, 2016
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sculptured silhouettes in cool cotton

Cool cotton and neutral palettes complement the crisp tailoring and elegant lines of this new wave of minimalism. Our new designs for spring are influenced by 90’s minimalism and structural architecture. Attention to detail and ultimate comfort is in focus here- fused hems and box pleats give a contemporary feel. Read on for more details about the styles in our edit! Glow pleated blouse Elevated from a simple t-shirt shape, this gorgeous blouse has been given a boxy shape which slopes subtly at the back. It’s easy-to-wear with a zip at the back and the pleats on the lower half add a feminine touch. Tip: Wear with slim fitting trousers Shop here!   Rico pleated top This go-with-everything top has a beautiful asymmetric hem with fused edges- giving it a modern and clean finish. The cotton poplin gives structure to the pleats at the back and is contrasted with loose, comfortable cotton jersey at the front for a contemporary take on the t-shirt. Tip: This style looks great with jeans. Shop here!   Carrie pleated dress Sister to Rico, this cotton dress is perfect for garden parties under the sun as the cotton poplin on the back is cool and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 06, 2016
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Weekend getaway essentials: What to pack

Are you making the most of this long weekend and escaping the city? Get inspiration for what to wear with our off-duty bank holiday favourites. What to wear | Departure Lounge Travel in ultimate comfort with our cashmere joggers and hoodie whilst still remaining stylish. Check list: Steph cashmere hoodie Natalia cashmere joggers   What to wear | Staycation Fall back in love with your city by making the most of the extra day to explore new areas and discover hidden gems Where to go: Brunch with friends in your home town Check list: Urai sleeveless coat Lorna cardigan Marvey culottes Tyle joggers Shop full edit here! What to pack | City Break Soak up some culture and escape the city for a weekend of alfresco dinners, museums and art galleries. Where to go: Sightseeing in Rome Check list: Nove cotton trousers Sketch silk blouse Cozz shirt Calivn ottoman jumper What to pack | Sun Seekers Tired of these April showers? Jet off for some sun and slip into our easy-to-wear, breezy dresses. Where to go: Sun lounging in Lisbon Check list: Ocean silk dress Dash silk dress Thrill cotton shirt Marvey Culottes Shop full edit here!
by Les 100 Ciels Team on April 26, 2016
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