Shahar Peer US Open 2011 Tennis Fashion by Reebok
Currently the only WTA athlete in Reebok tennis, Shahar Peer wore new Reebok Match Day ZigTech line separates at the US Open earlier this week. Too bad for Peer, but good for Sloane Stephens who got the best of the 23rd seed in the second round, that was the last we'll see of it.
Peer adores bright colors and has had a growing role in the design of her tennis apparel. I like the way she incorporates feminine detail (here, the mesh) into some fairly straightforward athletic silhouettes.
ZigTech apparel is Reebok's newest innovation, taking what they built into shoes, adding the concept to apparel. According to the company, the new fabrication incorporates special fibers called Celliant which are made with natural minerals that take energy emitted by the body and recycle it back through your skin. As the energy returns it increases body oxygen levels by an average of 7%. The result? More energy for the athlete. There isn't much of it in these styles (upper back) but it's interesting.
Pictured, Peer wears the Match Day ZigTech Long Bra Top and skort in redtastic. The style also comes as a dress, with flattering sweetheart neckline and sturdy built-in compression bra (not flimsy and useless like some). A ruched mesh overlay on bodice and straps is continued with touch of the same peeking out from under the skirt hem.
The dress runs $60 USD. The coordinating Match Day ZigTech Skirt and skort are each $45.00. They come in uber berry (gorgeous color), team purple, black and the redtastic Shahar wore.
If you haven't worn Reebok, they offer one of the coolest fabrics around (temp wise).