When you think of tight pants and short skirts, a Saturday night out is the first image that comes to mind. The closest such attire gets to the field is Dooley’s Ball — or so one might think. Ditch the heels and throw athletic shoes into the mix, and you’re looking at sports fashion at Emory. Whether our athletes are donning spring 2012 runways’ hottest trends or sticking to oldies-but-goodies, they’re staying on top of their game with sartorial sportswear.
Monochrome is in this season, and Emory baseball has caught on to the trend seen on the runways of Preen, Yigal Azrouel and Bottega Veneta. Our baseball players have been outfitted in full white uniforms, accentuating their presence on the field. Since lighter shades can add pounds, thin blue lines down either sides of the pants are slimming and play into the nautical look.
Unfortunately, the bottoms aren’t as form-fitting as we may have seen in years past, but the looser fit means more movement in the fabric.
On the V-neck button-up top, navy is juxtaposed with yellow, which outlines the players’ numbers.
Close to being complementary colors on the color wheel, blue and yellow-gold add an aesthetic that pops against the white.
Simplicity is the name of the game, so meet minimalist fashion — 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein have all showcased the toned-down look on their runways.
Key aspects of this trend include sticking to neutral colors and using clean lines, and men’s tennis does just that.
Black, navy and white are core shades of the men’s uniforms, which feature simple tees and shorts. Even accessories such as the classic baseball cap are white with dark colored accents — talk about staying true to the trend.
Made out of moveable fabrics such as loose spandex and flowy mesh, the outfit gets interesting as players run and jump back and forth across the court, tops and bottoms reacting to the players’ every action.
Céline, Prada and Burberry have all incorporated pleats into their Spring 2012 collections — but while high fashion has these folds in the form of midi-skirts, Emory’s women are taking it to the next step and putting pleats in their minis.
Like the men, the women’s team is also sticking to basics with whites and greys, but the color combination is where the simplicity ends.
The women are bringing a sartorial edge to their uniforms by merging a variety of styles — the girly trend (pleated skirt) with the jock look (athletic tee).
Other outfit options also include form-fitting white V-neck tanks paired with fitted dark-hued mini-skirts, which accentuate the lines of the body — and when you’ve got muscles like that, why not?
— Contact Alice Chen