June 19, 2010

Stop making a Racket!

Tennis has been around for years and years,
tennis is glamourous, fast-paced and now,
its about fashion and playing the game, of course!
I won't bore you with anymore details.
Who wears what?!
Thats the main aim of my game!

From long dresses, to beautiful hair. The court has always seen beautiful fashion.

Edginess has entered the game.

Tennis Chic was seen on the Hermés Spring-Summer 2010 catwalk. Jean Paul Gaultier certainly likes tennis!

Tennis fashion has done a full circle by this stage.

Enter the powerhouses,
'You'll see Venus and Serena in the Wimbledon Arena',
Maria Sharapova trying her best to out-do the rest,
Federer hardly ever the loser,
Nadal, Roddick and Djokovic trying to overcome the 'King'.

Fashion holds just as much importance as playing tennis for these players.

But, I just have one question to ask....is this what all the tennis pro's will be wearing in five years time?

As you can see, I am a bit crazy about tennis, especially the Wimbledon event (which starts Monday). I certainly cannot play tennis, but I love watching it and the players parading around in all their fashion glory.

Is Tennis for you?

Hope ye are all having a great weekend!

Images from style.com, cornedbeefhash.wordpress.com, dailymail.co.uk, gizmodo.com, asianmodelblog.blogspot.com, americansportsblog.com, gettyimages.com
Lyric from amiright.com


jemina said...

i used to play tennis, but i definitely was not a glamorous tennis player, LOL, i would just don my ugly tee and even uglier shorts, then off i went to play, well, in my time, there was no venus and serena yet, and yes i am that old :)), btw, the last pic is definitely intriguing, hmmm, not sure that the glove and the mask are necessary, this is a great post Sarah, definitely one of my favourites, happy weekend to you too love, XOXO

agnes said...

superbes photos

Eleanor said...

i love tennis!! and those outfits are super cute - i dont think im as cute when i play... theres a lot more sweating involved!! :) i love all the white though.. super light for summer! and the pleated skirts are so girly! :) love it! xxxx http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com


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Stace said...

awwww I miss the days when I played tennis at school!
I also love watching tennis, and the outfits have become as much a part of it as the games haha.


johanna said...

I used to play tennis! Thank you so much for following and for your nice comment. You're so cute. I love this vintage inspiration!

Keep following,
Love, johanna

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

It's always hard to concentrate on the game when the clothes have become a talking point! :)
Thanks alot for following! xoxo

Kasia_B said...

Some great photos!


Closet Fashionista said...

Very fun post!!! I stink at Tennis and don't really like watching on tv, but if I'm actually there its more exciting, haha

ilsteviewonder said...

i used to play tennis I wish I still did! I love those looks from Hermes it was one of my favorites :)

Couture Carrie said...

Funny post title!
Gorgeous pics!


Jade "Purple" Brown said...

I Love playing tennis but the best part is dressing up for it!


nickyboutique said...

You've got a nice blog!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i really hope the tennis pros will not be dressed like that in the near future. i like the current look. and i love watching tennis!


Leonie said...

Absolutely right! I love watching what people are wearing on the tennis court! It is so fashion orientated, isn't it? Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I always love your feedback:)


Clare said...

Older tennis outfits are so much prettier!

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English Rose ♥ said...

I cannot WAIT for Wimbledon!!! Loved this post!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment darling, it really means a lot - je suis très désolée for the late reply!

Have a lovely weekend dearest =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

reckless daughter said...

I love this post :) I played tennis all summer every summer from age 5 to about age 15! I haven't played in a while so I probably suck now. ha. I have a retro 80s tennis outfit that I bought at a vintage store just in case!

PS: thanks for your sweet comment!

Sarah said...

not a fan of the game but i love the outfits! all white is so lovely, classic and pristine! xx

Queen D said...

wow!! nice inspiration for my fashion.. i adore Maria Sarapova style^^
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Elizabeth Faraday said...

thanks for following!! love the tennis pictures, it's so cool how much the fashion has evolved!


Mon Cheri said...

I don't play tennis...but I LOVE the style associated with it.
flowey, light dresses and skirts..yes please <3

love your blog <3


kelly frances said...

tennis is def not my thing, but i know id try to be the most stylish on the court!!


Marinka said...

I love this tennis inspired look! I love it!

riaj said...

tennis has always been one of those fashionable sports, well, that i care about really lol. and now that wimbledon is coming up, i can't WAIT to see what maria and the williams sisters are gonna wear! lol
and brooklyn decker in the stands lol

Adiel said...

Interesting post! I've been begging the guy I'm dating to teach me to play tennis.

rebecca said...

Got to love Lacoste! I don't mind tennis as far as sports go, but badminton's better :p


Erin Wallace said...

Tennis inspired fashion is so classic! I love that top photo of the pattern of the white tennis dress with pleats from the 60's. I think anyone would wear that anywhere today. Just crisp whites, some blue, and classic, tasteful fashion!

xo Erin

Christie said...

Used to play tennis, but it's been awhile!
Love how the vintage attire used to look!

In Fashion and Style

Yaary said...

loving these dresses..and of course this is an awesome sport!

StuddedLilly said...

interesting post, tennis is sure one of the most styled sports in fashion(for women). love when sports can look so stylish!

ari said...

hello sweetie, I have to admit I have never been a fan of tennis or tennis attire, but I am very excited to see how this trend evolves.
thanks for your very sweet comment.
have a great weekend.

Leia said...

I don't like sports at all, but this post makes me want to take up tennis! ( i don't even know how to play) :P

Sassi said...

great pictures!

Diana Mieczan said...

Its such a stylish sport! I love it:) I dont play but my Balazs does and he loves it:)
Kisses darling and I adore your blog:)

knk said...

wow great outfits those tennis outfits are very nice

Emma Louise said...

Im shit at tennis, however if i can dress like this and have super toned tennis arms id be more than willing to practice! :)


Viki said...

omg! i love tennis and a few days ago i founded a lacoste tennis dress from the 30's in my grandma's closet! it was so cool, and now i see that and it's like wow! someone who also like tennis fashion! hahaha

ediot said...

hi love. thanks for stopping by me! hope youre having a wonderful weekend. ive never played tennis-- but i want too..
so many nice clothes to wear.. your picks are so great it really makes me wanna go play some tennis!
take care

xxx ediot

ediot said...

bytheway.the sweater is from ginatricot. but it might still be the same- they might be using the same factory-who knows ;)

Amelia said...

I love the 3rd picture! These are great. I've been thinking about taking up tennis again.

Katie said...

Great post! Thank you for your comment, appreciate it :)

Josie said...

I'm a terrible tennis player but like watching it. And the clothes are seriously adorable.
xo Josie

Tere said...

great post!! very original and nice!
the photos are very good and interesting!
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

I think tennis players are the hottest athletes in the world! I watch tennis although I can't play. I love this post!! xoxoxoxoxxo

Fashion Butter said...

how awesome - I love tennis!

Emilie said...

Great post!

Audrey Allure said...

I love playing tennis :) And watching the men's games.

coolboy said...

tennis outfit looks awesome i really like these outfits
i love to watch tennis

Dyanna Pure said...

Love, love, love the vintage photos! <3

-Dyanna Pure

S.Ella said...
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S.Ella said...

lol, I hope that's not what they'll be wearing. I think I'm a frustrated tennis player. I always wanted to be one when I was growing up, and I was pretty good at badmington at school (if I must say so).
I always watch wimbeldon to see what's being worn.