Anyone for a spot of Tennis?

For as long as we can remember Wimbledon has never always just been about tennis, women's  fashion has also played centre court  in all the Wimbledon hysteria, from as early as the 1920’s, to present day.

Here are our favourite tennis trends from the 1940s onwards...

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1940s- A flash of Lace

US Tennis player Gertrude ‘Gorgeous Gussie’ at Wimbledon 1949. Ted Tining styled this outfit consisting of a short dress, trimmed with satin, which revealed occasional glimpses of lace knickers!

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1950s- Feminine touch

US Tennis player Maureen Connolly Brinkley in 1952 wearing a cute cardigan over a flattering shirt dress. The '50s definitely had a more feminine approach to Tennis chic, however things were soon to change when they began borrowing from the boys...

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1960s - Borrowed from the boys

Masculine tailoring has also proved a popular trend with tennis-wear over the years with Fred Perry’s collection of tight white collared polo shirts and short pleated skirts, all in bright white and cream.

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1970s- Retro sports vibe

We just love this image from the 70’s with a tight white Lacoste T shirt, enlarged crocodile logo and short pleated skirt. The visa and knee length socks really complete the look, this is retro sports-wear at it’s finest.

How to get the look:

Fever's Spring Summer '13s Easy Living collection really encapsulates the retro tennis-wear vibe:

 

Tennis JPEG Fever

Tilly Dress Vanilla -http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/tilly-dress-in-vanilla.html

Kaleidoscope Cropped Cardigan Cream-http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/kaleidoscope-crop-cardigan-cream.html

Scarborough Dress Navy/White -http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/scarborough-dress-navy-white.html

Melbourne Dress Navy/White -http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/melbourne-dress-navy-white.html

Regatta Dress Navy- http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/regatta-dress-navy.html

We wonder what new trends will unravel at Wimbledon this year?

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