Tennis Identity

Spring 2013 tennis fashion preview from Lija.

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Lija's up-coming spring 2013 tennis line will release in three groups. Vivid on January 15, Reflex, February 15 and Tranquil, April 1. I can't wait.

Lija SS12 Tranquil_IMG_5960The four shots here are from all three groups. Hover over each image for group and style.

The new collection plays with a springy palette of energetic solids, changing textures, new silhouettes, fabrics, straps, drape and back detail in whimsical ways. Some outfits incorporate compression, others are body skimming or totally relaxed. 

Compression garments, no longer reserved for under-wear, are made of a denser fabric than others. They still breathe and stretch but by nature are a heavier weight. Three reasons to like compression: no jiggle, a smooth look, and warm muscles. Whether or not you like tightish the feel, that's personal preference.

Lija SS12_ Reflex IMG_6215Check out the bustle on the back of the deuce skort left. Love it. This outfit is actually two pieces. With the Infinity Tank, also in tranquil (blue), this set is a good mix of fierce and foxy.

Inset below is a wrap tennis dress (it's a mock wrap). Diane Von Furstenberg took the lead with this flattering silhouette years ago. This version, cut for movement will give you a nice waistline while you carve up the court.

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Buy or find a retailer at, Tennis-Warehouse also sells a selection from the line.