From off-court bomber jackets to personalized racquets, these are the styles we can't wait to see at the U.S. Open.
The last time we saw the tennis greats including Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova compete in a Grand Slam was during Wimbledon—a tournament known for it's strict, all-white dress code. But as the athletes prepare to kick off the U.S. Open next week, we're already seeing a few sneak peeks of their stellar, colorful gear—and have immediately added those pieces to our gear wishlist. Sure, all eyes will be on Williams as she tries to secure the coveted calendar-year Grand Slam title by winning all four major tournaments in 2015. But we'll be watching as Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Federer all prepare to rule the court with flair. Here are the pieces you can snag now to up your style game, and feel like a pro on the court.
The coolest new tennis gear to shop now
The coolest new tennis gear
The only thing more important than a serious game face? A seriously cool warm-up jacket. Hit a few rounds in this lightweight, water-repellant jacket to get the blood flowing and heads turning.
Ace every serve and reach any drop shot with racerback straps and keyhole opening that allow for a full range of motion. The side mesh panels will keep you feeling cool even when you’re rallying in the sun. Anyone who’s had to hustle cross-court will appreciate the high neck and built-in shelf bra.
Throwback style meets a technical tennis skirt in stretch jersey material. The pleats and a-line silhouette move effortlessly. And the built-in shorts and 13-inch length provide coverage no matter how far you’re diving for a shot.
Slip these extra comfy stretch shorts under your skirt for a pop of color. When worn alone, these definitely heat up the court. But they don’t just look good: Each side has a concealed pocket to stash extra balls.
This one piece has built-in shorts, a patented cooling system that reacts to sweat and helps lower your body temp and mesh details for breathability. If you’re worried about hitting the showers, the half-zip down the back allows for quick changes. You can see Caroline Wozniacki sporting it at the Open this year.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Dress NY, $120; adidas.com.
Pair a plush insole with a foam midsole and you have a cushioning that will keep you comfortable through an epic match. This tennis sneaker also provides a non-slip heel lining and supports your midfoot and arch for a super stable on-court partner.
We’ve never seen sweat bands look so sexy. The moisture-wicking fabric feels comfy but also mop up sweat and makes for an extra stylish forehead wipe. These bands also have a pocket to stash your keys or an ID.
Short of requiring fingerprint recognition, this personalized racquet is as customized as it gets. You can select from three colors, three shock sleeve options (for a soft, medium or hard feedback when you hit), two racquet lengths and grip size.
Tennis star and SELF’s Contributing Editor Maria Sharapova helped in designing the nylon-poly blend bag which comes equipped with a cosmetic case and a separate compartment for sweaty clothing and dirty shoes.