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Monday, 5 July 2010

Be A Good Sport!

Sportswear was a big influence on the Spring Summer 2010 catwalks. Here at Equa we love the elegant take on this trend inspired by classic vintage sporting attire. Lacoste sent cable knit sweater dresses and white pleated skirts down the runway accompanied by a soundtrack of thwacking tennis balls. At Hermes outfits were accessorised with leather visors and old fashioned wooden rackets.

To stay in the game with an ethical version, look to pieces such as this Shirt Dress by Outsider. The drop waistline and full skirt perfectly channels the 1920’s tennis dress as worn by Suzanne Lenglen. The natty stripes in this organic cotton dress utilise the natural variation of colour that occurs in cotton plants, so no dyes or bleaches are used in its making.

Named La Divine by the French press, Lenglen was known for her practical style and simple elegance. She famously shocked spectators at Wimbledon by exposing her forearms and mid calves at a time when other female competitors were completely covered.

Unlike many catwalk trends this one is extremenly easy to wear and this organic cotton jersey Oona Tunic Dress by Stewart+Brown is no exception. With a pair of plimsolls it will take you from Frisbee in the park to sipping iced tea (fairtrade of course!) in the shade at your favourite local cafe.

This jaunty Bow Top by Bibico would also make a perfect double with shorts or white linen trousers, sweatband optional!

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