Once again uber style meets performance with Stella McCartney's spring/summer 2009 tennis line. Key silhouettes in the new collection are inspired by playful twists on Ms. McCartney's current fashion line, combining feminine rouching, gathering, mesh, delicate lace appliques and fluted sleeves. Ornate Edwardian lingerie and vintage nightwear influenced looks contrast with close fitting performance body wear. Collection highlights I love include a super pretty empire fit dress (above). The Stella McCartney line includes Climalite technology with savvy little mesh cut outs here and there for ventilation. At this time, Maria Kirilenko is still the only pro athlete allowed to wear the line. Not a problem for the majority of us not on tour.
Pictured top left, the tennis performance dress in purple grape with white tennis performance bra and hot pant underneath. The same dress is shown top right in seed pearl with bra and hot pant in neon red. Below, the drop waisted tennis performance skirt in white with the lightweight CU blouson jacket. There's lots more in the line to come. Stay tuned! Shop beginning January 2009 at Tennis-Warehouse and adidas Tennis . Images: adidas by Stella McCartney