Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Game*Set*Match: Dressing for the Courts

High School Gym Class... for some of us, that brings back fond memories of when organized sports were part of our daily routines. For others, perhaps those with hand-eye coordination challenges (like yours truly), it brings back memories of... feeling less than. To be honest, I've put those days far behind me. I actually feel pretty sporto-jocky, given the various races I've run and activities I do. I'm planning hikes and kayaking adventures for our honeymoon for goodness sakes! Still, that hand-eye coordination piece remains a challenge.

Like any other woman (or most of the ones that I know) I'm accepting my lack of coordination and still forging forward, by enrolling in this Tennis in No Time Class. And, like many other women I know, I'm turning to shopping to boost my spirit/self-esteem. Have a look at these finds.
Love the ruffles on this one!
Nike Women's Tennis Grass Dress
A little old school, but I love it.

Nike Tennis Day Dress.

How about this Court Couture bag?

A cute little duet pairing the fresh green and white.
Lime Green Tennis Tank Top adidas - Tennis Performance Skirt
More ruffles-- this time, placed on the diagonal, which I think would be so figure-friendly.
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adilibria Wibledon Dress
The tennis take on the "little black dress."
adidas Basic Dressadidas dress backview
Adidas Little Black Dress

LOVE the orange on this one... just worry about the empire-ish waist.
White/Orange K-Swiss Dress
No way this would one work for me as I run around on the court, but it is so cute! Like a sundress.
Reebok Tennis Laser Cut Dress
For separates, a few kicky skirts.
Orange Pleated Tennis SkirtReebok Club Pleated Tennis Skirt
Bolle Moody Blues, Nike Dri Fit Pleated Skirt, Reebok Pleated Skirt
And some tops....
Adidas Response Tee, Lejay Cotton Candy Tee, Nike In Bound
And, we'll end with one that's a little more simple, but one I think I actually will be buying. The word "compression" in the title is oh-so-promising.
Tail Dress with Compression
(note that it is similar to the Tail top Jill won in the infamous Real Housewives of New York tennis match. Simon and I could probably play together).

Even with all those great options, may I admit that I'd rather be shopping for this?

lululemon athletica sneak peek

Lululemon Yoga and Running Gear (and please note that the F stands for Fun, Fit, and Flattering). Thanks, Jean, for the NYMag article. I have been a Lulu supporter for a few years now, thanks to trend-setting Lindsay.


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  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by Smyrna Townie. Can you believe I won something on SimplyGrove? I love her blog and am so excited to win that dress! I look forward to keeping up with you. I loved Maria Sharapova's dress last weekend at one of the tourney's she was in...can't seem to find the black and white dress yet online. Let me know if you find it.

  3. I must say I love that ruffled tennis outfit. Too cute!

  4. I used to play tennis but havent in a long time. i should get back into it- its a nice thing to know how to play. thanks for the to find my racket :)

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  6. If i wear the frills will i have a body like maria sharapova????!!!!! x

  7. Kellie- I was wondering the same thing!!

    Ms Cote!- YAY!

    LInds- yes! you should play! I'm envious that you know how already!!

  8. That will probably be the only time that I was trend-setting! I love the outfits though--very cute :)

  9. You'll be one hot tennis mama, that's for sure!

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