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Creative Director style: Why I wear the Volley Tennis Dress

posted on Tuesday, 14th June 2016 | find under Tamara, Fashion
Meet your new wardrobe heroes. Sweaty Betty’s Founder and Creative Director, Tamara Hill-Norton has highlighted her favourite new season pieces and tells you how and why she wears them, including the Volley Tennis Dress.

tamara why i wear the volley tennis dress 
Prepare to make a racket on and off-court in this twist on the traditional tennis dress.
 
Why I love it

What do Anna Wintour, Wes Anderson films and Serena Williams have in common? Really great tennis style, that’s what. With Queen’s in progress and Wimbledon round the corner, my mind has turned to court-appropriate clothing. In the summer I regularly play tennis with my husband and family and this year I plan to swap my classic whites for the Volley Tennis Dress.

Just traditional enough to work on court with a fashion-forward edge, I can’t wait to wear it.
In a retro sixties shape with a flattering drop waist, I love how this dress combines classic tennis whites with a fun tropical print. The inspiration for this came from a beautiful beach club just outside of Rio, so wearing it always brings back fond memories. Plus, this dress doesn’t only look good, it’s designed to perform – with short sleeves just wide enough for movement, sweat-wicking fabric and UV protection.
 
How I wear it

The Volley Tennis Dress speaks for itself, so on court I just add a pair of Half Court Tennis Shorts underneath and the classic white New Balance Tennis Trainer. These are specifically designed for playing tennis so allow me to move really easily.

When the match is over I have been known to head for a glass of rose (or two), so usually throw on the Baseline Tennis Sweat. Oversized, super soft and with a cool vintage feel, this is my current go-to layer and I love how the fluoro details of the collar stand out layered over it. Plus, having this sweat to hand means I can just throw it on with my Danca Luxe Sweatpants post-workout.

Shop the Volley Tennis Dress today and view the whole tennis collection here. #SweatYourStyle
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