Pull out your crisp whites and forest greens — it’s Wimbledon season! While this sporting event might mean being planted in front of the screen in the world of tennis, in fashion, it means flaunting our collars and pleats galore. Are you ready to channel your inner Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka? Whether you are hitting the court or the cafe, here is a roundup of the best tennis wear to serve looks this summer.
Tennis dresses are the MVP of athleisure dressing. Lightweight and breathable, they make for the perfect one-and-done outfit in Hong Kong’s sweltering heat. Show off your killer backhand in Nike’s sweat-wicking number, or bring some colour to the court in striking neon lime and Gen Z green iterations from Bottega Veneta and Reina Olga to stop your competition in their tracks. Those with a penchant for nostalgia should look towards retro styles from Gucci and Tory Sport that scream old-school varsity.
While they might not be as bold as Miu Miu’s micro-minis, these tennis skirts are every bit as chic (and a lot more comfortable!). From more streamlined, technical versions by Girlfriend Collective and Venus Williams to preppy pieces from The Upside and Lacoste that are pleated to perfection, there is no denying the sartorial prowess of the tennis skirt. Got a match in the morning and a picnic in the afternoon? Swap out your polo for a cami and your sneakers for some sandals and you’re ready to twirl into the park.
A cosy pullover is a must-have during Hong Kong summers, especially with air conditioning blasting in every indoor space you can imagine. For a laid-back athleisure fit, throw on an easy tennis-inspired crew neck from Recreational Habits or Tory Sport over your tennis dress. If you’re looking for something more polished, reach for cable knits from Love Shack Fancy and Polo Ralph Lauren and you’ll look like you walked straight out of a ‘70s country club.
Whether you’re dressed head-to-toe in classic Wimbledon whites or hopping on the y2k train in cropped polos and pleated skirts, no look is complete without a visor! Minimalists can opt for Prada’s iconic triangle logo plaque visor, while dopamine dressers can have some fun in Emilio Pucci’s orange woven iteration, which is lined with the brand’s buoyant psychedelic prints. For our utility enthusiasts, look no further than Burberry’s pocket-detail visor, which comes with a removable zipped pouch — the epitome of form meets function!
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