Tennis Identity

Sneak Peek: Spring 2013 adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade.

Pictured is a sampling from the adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade tennis collection announced Monday. "Running yellow" is featured here but the items also come in solid white with touches of grey.

Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Long Sleeve TopMcCartney's newest performance fabrics are buttery soft, breathable and very thin, suitable for the heat coming their way in Australia. Gorgeous stitching, and not just one style, create pretty, body defining seams. Panels of mesh keep heat prone areas well ventilated and soft pleats add femininity to the tailoring. I love the backs of both the skirts and tops.

Adidas by Stella MCartney Barricade skortThe tennis dress, $120, is a fit/go if you are in fab firm shape. The separates are more forgiving; buy a size up to achieve a smooth (less hugging) line against your body. 

Adidas Barricade 7 in yellow and whiteI'm going to go for the white cap sleeve top $60, long sleeve $70, skort $60, coordinating visor, $25, and adidas Barricade 7 shoes, $120. 

Kudos to Ms. McCartney for bringing more WTA players into her house of tennis fashion and for building shorties into her tennis skirts and bra into the dress. Next wish, pretty please, modesty inserts for all built in bras. 

Find the line at, adidas sport performance stores, Tennis-Warehouse and tennis specialty retailers worldwide.