Wimbledon fashion has always intrigued tennis fans. Despite the strict clothing rules, every year we see innovative designs that play with textures, embellishments and cuts. Let’s have a look at what sportswear manufacturers prepared for The Championships as part of my traditional Grand Slam apparel overviews.
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Despite suffering an injury that cut short her first-round match, Serena Williams reinforced her tennis royalty status with another jaw-dropping Nike outfit. This time the American wore a custom one-sleeve dress that features a layered skirt with asymmetrical hem. The detail that puts this ensemble among the most memorable WTA outfits ever is a detachable train that the 23-time Grand Slam champion accessorized with as she arrived on Centre Court.
NikeCourt representatives rocked the London collection that is simply a white version of their French Open styles. Their Paris outfits were elegant and sophisticated, so it’s a good thing that we’re seeing them again.
Sloane Stephens is seen here in the Nike London Advantage Slam Tank that makes a statement with a sheer asymmetrical mesh overlay and an inner crop top that is slightly iridescent. The matching Nike London Advantage Slam Skirt features origami-inspired pleats and an extra elastic waistband.
Elina Svitolina paired the skirt with the Nike London Advantage Slam Top, an asymmetrical piece unique for its overlapping bottom pieces that are only partially stitched together.
Madison Keys sported the Nike London Advantage Dress, another asymmetrical silhouette with iridescent sheen and a variety of textures, including open knit insets.
Adidas‘ Uniforia collection merges tennis and soccer fashion, to celebrate the fact that major tournaments in both sports are taking place in London this summer. Neckline styles are inspired by soccer, while vertical engineered stripes resemble a football pitch as well as a grass tennis court.
Maria Sakkari‘s Adidas London All-In-One Dress is an all-encompassing design because it includes a separate racerback bra, a skirt in the front, shorts in the back, and tights underneath.
Ashleigh Barty‘s Fila racerback tank and scalloped skirt with laser-cut flowers bring back the fashion of Australian tennis legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley and celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1971 Wimbledon triumph.
The collection is called Trailblazer and it will be available at Tennis Warehouse after Wimbledon.
All Fila-sponsored players are wearing the Axilus 2 Energized tennis shoe in white.
The third tennis collection that Fila introduced at Wimbledon was created in collaboration with Brooks Brothers. Sofia Kenin debuted a sleeveless dress with defining details such as a self fabric collar and snap placket, all designed on signature drop needle fabric. This style marries Brooks Brothers authentic American style with Fila’s iconic tennis heritage for the perfect combination of performance and fashion.
Ons Jabeur wore classic Lotto separates during her historic run to the quarterfinals.
Mihaela Buzarnescu gave a special twist to her Lotto tank — the Romanian sewed in a bunch of pearls in different sizes.
Buzarnescu seems to have embroidered her Lotto dress with cute little pearls pic.twitter.com/Trhh6tgYCo
— Pog’s Tennis Channel (@FoQPTennis) June 29, 2021
In singles competition, Venus Williams opted for a pure white outfit consisting of the EleVen Love to Love Top, a short-sleeve ribbed construction with side slits, an asymmetric wrap design skirt, and a basic white visor.
Playing mixed doubles with Nick Kyrgios, Williams spiced things up with her iridescent Glow Up collection, more specifically the Glow Up Venus Starr Dress which features a V-neck cut with ruching detail at center chest.
Asics‘ Wimbledon whites include orange trims. Here we can see the company’s main representative Iga Swiatek in a dress, while pre-tournament promo images showed the Pole in the Asics Spring Match Tank and Skirt. The 2020 French Open champion is wearing the Gel Resolution 8 shoe model.
Coco Gauff represents New Balance in a lovely racerback tank and flirty skirt.
The young American has also recently launched her own kicks — the New Balance 996 v4.5 Coco — in a new asymmetrical colorway where one shoe is predominantly red and the other one is navy.
Ajla Tomljanovic wore tight-fitting separates with a golden K-Swiss logo as a detail.
Lacoste‘s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova sported a short-sleeved polo with subtle contrasting stripes on shoulders and a pleated skirt.
What do you think about this year’s Wimbledon gear? Which look is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below.
MORE WIMBLEDON FASHION OVERVIEWS:
- 2019: Swarovski Swoosh, textured materials, asymmetry, pleats and gold accents mark WTA fashion
- 2018: Show-stopping white designs abundant in textures and details
- 2017: Rich textures and finishes make stunning performance dresses
- 2016: A look at the variety of stylish whites