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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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How to dress: Wimbledon

Few events mark the start of British summer time better than Wimbledon. Wimbledon style seems to fall into the smart-casual daytime niche. Whether you scored a ticket or will be watching at a garden party or rooftop bar, you’ll need to keep your fashion game in check! We’ve rounded up our top picks to help you dress for all things Wimbledon, whether your court-side or not. Trend #1 All white For a failsafe Wimbledon look, wearing all white is an automatic go-to. Whether it’s a two-piece or a shirt dress, all white is a classic and sophisticated look (and will keep you cool in the summer heat!) Demonstrated below by the Duchess of Cambridge, Blake Lively and Pippa Middleton      Shop now- Left to right: Shore, Natti and Mia Trend #2 Print fantastic For a modern take on a smart daytime look, prints are a fantastic way to stand out from the fashion-forward crowd. Whether you choose to wear summery stripes or whimsical florals, you will be sure to make a statement. The print trend as warn by Suki Waterhouse, Pippa Middleton and Anna Wintour.    Shop now- Left to right: Mingo, Ariel and Pop Trend #3 Lady-like elegance ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 24, 2015
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