Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tennis Fashion: Comfort vs. Style?

In the olden days, men and women in England actually wore formal clothing when playing tennis. Imagine if the same practice was still followed now! You would probably feel doubly tired and stressed after just a short game, not to mention not being able to play your best.

Today, significant changes can be noted when it comes to tennis fashion. From full-length clothing to all-white ensembles, tennis players are now allowed to be more stylish in multicolored outfits on the court. This is why a lot of sports garments companies are continuously coming up with various pieces of tennis apparel that are functional, fashionable, and comfortable all at the same time.

However, a lot of players, especially women, still get torn between comfort and style every so often. This is because there are still plenty of clothing choices that look awesome during a tennis game, but may not be beneficial for ease and relaxation which are very important when playing this sport.

When choosing something to wear for tennis, consider the following:
  • Material. Nowadays, tennis fashion is not just limited to cotton anymore. You can also go for spandex and other synthetic materials as long as they are lightweight and easy to move in. There are also dry fit shirts, tops, shorts, skirts, and dresses you can choose from for quick moisture absorption that will enable you to keep moving freely even when you are sweating.
  • Fit. The best thing to do is to choose a snug and comfortable fit--- not too tight and not too loose. In this way, the clothes seem to move with you and will not be a hindrance during the game. Skirts for the ladies should also not be too tight or too loose.
  • Length. For women, it is essential to pick a skirt length that is quite short but not too much. It goes the same with men when it comes to wearing shorts.
You may sometimes encounter tennis clothing that have mesh and lacy designs incorporated into them. Check the material if it is soft and light, and if it does not get damaged easily. Otherwise, even if they are very stylish, you may end up regretting ever buying them.

When it comes to tennis fashion, it is certainly important to look good while you are out there doing your signature swings and hits. Nonetheless, you must always select clothes, shoes, and accessories that have a good balance of comfort and style.

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