There is an art to choosing attractive tennis clothing, especially if playing on rich, red clay! While cut is ALWAYS an important element to good style, there are a few other factors to consider in the selection of a fabulous French Open outfit:
1. Color – After all this time, why can’t some top-seeded players realize that they are being photographed…a LOT! Many continue to choose colors that clash with the clay like bright purples and pinks. The BEST bet for the burnt-orange surface is a complementary sky blue or a light shade of aqua, but make sure to break them up with a neutral short or skirt fashioned in gray or navy blue.
2. Comfort – If a player can’t freely move about the court, the outfit sort of defeats the purpose…literally!
3. Temperature – There is a reason why Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the only player to wear knee socks – they’re HOT (and we don’t mean good-looking). Players should choose clothing that is made to keep the body cool on court.
4. Accessories – Often deemed the best (or in some cases the worst) part of an outfit, accessories can take tennis style from “O. K.” to “OUTSTANDING!”
With all this in mind, here are our recommendations for 2012 French Open Fashion – the Adidas Battle.
This is a no-brainer. While these outfits are very similar, the lines of Miss Ivanovic’s dress are much cleaner and more flattering to the figure.
Here it is all about the color. Mr. Simon’s color choices (left) are spot on – pale blue with neutral navy and accents that are just a glimmer more orange than the player on the right. Well-played!
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