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A Crash Course in Women's Apparel

Here at Tennis Express, we love to provide you with the convenience that online shopping has to offer. But, we recognize that choosing apparel via the web, especially for women, can be a daunting task. How does it fit? Does the brand run small? What does the fabric feel like, how does it lay on the body, how heavy is it? Relax. We’re here to help you figure it all out. Here’s a rundown of some of the top brands for women’s apparel.



Nike, the powerhouse of sportswear, is going to offer the widest variety. With over 150 different apparel items in our online store, the diversity is unmatched. Worn by stars like Serena Williams, Simona Halep, and Naomi Osaka, it’s evident that these folks know how to make a tennis skirt. Nike’s clothes tend to run small – that is, close fitting and even bordering on tight, though not constricting – because Nike seeks to make your court wear sleek and aerodynamic.


The Dri-Fit technology that Nike incorporates into almost all of their athletic apparel gives them the luxury of making fitted clothes – the material is designed to wick sweat away from the skin, so you can stay dry in all weather conditions. And, their feminine yet sporty tennis dresses offer a complete, comfortable range of motion, due to the a-line skirt, short raglan sleeves, and bonded back zipper.



Adidas offers a looser product that is meant for comfort in performance. Adidas apparel features a slightly baggy fit and climalite and climacool technology employing light, breathable fabrics to provide superb airflow. The fabric conducts heat and sweat away from the skin, allowing for maximized ventilation. And, there’s something to be said for Adidas’ iconic style; the chic brand has always been at the front lines of fashion trends. With designers like Stella McCartney creating collections, it’s not surprising that the apparel’s athleticism matches only its modishness. It’s no mystery that Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber wear Adidas clothing.



For a classic look without frills or strange straps, Fila is a safe bet. The Italian company tends to stick to simple color schemes and classic cuts. Fila fits true to size, and the fabric is slightly heavier than the high-tech products of the bigger brands. However, the polyester mesh material breathes well, thanks to well-thought out design. That’s because Fila takes pride in the quality of its knit; effort goes into the texture and feel of the textiles, making the caliber of Fila products hard to beat, which is why stars like Sofia Kenin, Ashleigh Barty, and Karolina Pliskova sport Fila apparel.


If style is more your concern, browse Venus Williams’ Eleven line. Designed by Venus herself, the collection has a limited selection but certainly does not lack in typical Venus flair. Since each garment is designed by the tennis pro, they offer great functionality and versatility on and off the court.


Or, for a more posh look, try Lacoste’s tennis apparel. The famous polo is available in a variety of colors, although the classic white is highly revered. But Lacoste is more than just shirts. In fact, their product line includes smart dresses and graphic tennis tees to expand your wardrobe’s prep selection. Because of the crisp lines and intense attention to detail, you can expect Lacoste clothes to have a fitted, tailored look with modern-yet-modest hemlines and a mildly structured feel, like on Anastasia Pavyluchenkova.  



No matter what you’re looking for, Tennis Express has a brand to match your style and performance needs. Be sure to check out all our apparel brands on the web and in store, and feel free to contact us with any questions. Remember, you can always refer to our sizing guide for more details on fit. Happy shopping!

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