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Wimbledon is marked by a whole series of traditions. And one of them includes the wearing of white by all tennis players, but as sportswear has got increasingly colourful, Wimbledon has had to get stricter in enforcing the all-white rule. For this year’s tournament new guidelines stipulate that even underwear has to be white, with only a thin coloured trim allowed. 
 
The tradition dates back to 1877, and since 1963 a rules specifies that tennis players should dress "predominantly in white". Tennis champions such as Maria Shaparova, who is sponsored by Nike, are therefore taking to the courts in all white. 
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Image source - Monreal London

Taking inspiration from the courts, we turn to some of this season’s most exciting tennis-inspired collections. For true tennis apparel, head to label Monreal London which saw the light in 2013. A high-end luxury collection designed by a tennis-player, the clothes are functional without forsaking on style. 


Meanwhile Alexander Wang’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection features tennis-skirts a-plenty in a high-fashion collection with a definite sports-vibe. Laser-cut leather in whites, greys and pastels, makes for a sophisticated take on sportswear.  
 
And finally, there’s Prada’s very own tennis match as featured in their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. But, in this instance you can forget tennis whites, becuase it’s all about colour for Prada.