The tennis skirt is the foundation to each of Edara’s Signature one-piece dresses. Prior to Edara’s revolutionary dress designs, tennis dresses completely overlooked the woman’s waistline, resulting in shapeless, baby-doll silhouettes—a shape that is limiting, unflattering and very unathletic-looking. Even worse, the standard tennis dress also requires separate shorts underneath!
It’s all about the skirt
Therefore, whether it is a separate or a one-piece dress, the foundation of any tennis outfit really begins with the skirt.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to tennis skirts. The way a tennis skirt should fit depends on the individual’s body and style preferences.
However, there are a few general guidelines that can help to ensure that any tennis skirt —or rather, any Edara onesie—you wear looks great on and off the court.
First of all, it’s important to choose a skirt that is the right length. Tennis skirts should be long enough to provide adequate coverage, but not so long that they impede your movement on the court.
A skirt that hits just above the knee is usually a good length for most players, though shorter skirts have become increasingly trendy. When looking for the right skirt, see if the brand offers multiple length options or at least discloses skirt length so you can better assess how it will look on you.
As a point of reference, a longer tennis skirt will usually run 15-16” in length, while shorter skirts are anywhere from 11-14” in length. These measurements are taking from the top of the waistband down to the hem. Of course, depending on your height, skirt lengths will fit differently.
Next, consider the fit. You want a skirt that is snug enough to stay in place while you move, but not so tight that it restricts your range of motion. If a skirt is too tight, it can cause discomfort, so it’s important to find one that is the right size for your body. A higher rise and a wide waistband are more universally comfortable and flattering as the skirt is less likely to pinch your waistline.
Finally, consider the style of the skirt. There are a wide range of styles available for tennis skirts, from pleated skirts to skorts. Choose a style that you feel comfortable in and that complements your playing style as well as your personality. Ultimately, the way your tennis skirt fits should be tempered with how you feel when you wear it.
At Edara, we have carefully studied the length, fit and style of many, many tennis skirts, and we think you will love finding a dress from the Signature Collection that best represents you both on and off the court.
And PS: While Edara currently specializes in one-piece tennis dresses, plans are underway to expand its offerings to include separates! The more options the better when it comes to upping your on-court looks, right?