Tennis sometimes gets a bad rep for its strict satorial codes, but in reality, there’s much more room for self-expression on the court and in the stands than in most sports where a team jersey is the required uniform.
At a Grand Slam, the expected dress code of expensive whites and cable-knit sweaters is a thing of the past, thankfully. However, there is still a sense of ceremony and occasion at a tennis tournament that, if you choose (which we do) is worth embracing and smartening yourself up for.
Whether you’re heading to a match this summer or simply want to channel that off-court tennis chic, read on down for inspiration from five Parisians we spotted at Roland Garros.
"At Roland-Garros, you always see people wearing a white shirt, white pants, and a straw hat. Whatever they do in life, rich or not, when they are at Roland-Garros, they try to follow the code of marine blue and white. I prefer to stay true to myself and wear color, and as I was invited by Lacoste, the best color to represent them is of course, green! I’d call my outfit “classy sportswear from streets,” mixing their rules with mind."
"When it comes to an outfit for Roland Garros, I always go for the same vibe: classic and iconic. I love the tank top because its an iconic piece from Lacoste, it's traditional but still stylish. Also, it gets hot at Roland-Garros, so for me there’s nothing that works better. The pants are really pretty, they bring a fashion edge to my outfit. And well, we love a white, clean sneaker for that fresh touch."
"For Roland-Garros, I like to wear a lot of color. I love color. So good trousers, colorful, good t-shirt or jacket, colorful too, and don’t forget the hat and the sunglasses. That’s the most important for me. If I don’t have them I’m someone else."
"Because of the iconic symbol that it represents, wearing a Lacoste polo was an obvious choice for me. Also, the weather is so hot at Roland-Garros that you really have to be comfortable and wear something light. With the history of the Lacoste polo and its fabric, it was an obvious choice for me!"
Learn more about Lacoste and Roland-Garros' partnership, here.