Women’s Golf Apparel – Are You Ready to Play?
It’s such a great time to be a woman golfer. We’ve got our terrific LPGA pros to inspire us. Equipment manufacturers and retailers are (finally!) paying closer attention to us. And women’s golf apparel is entering a golden age. Today’s golf apparel designers are creating outfits for women that are both fashionable and functional. It’s easier than ever to show the world how great we feel when we step out onto the course.
It’s also more important than ever to keep our eye out for golf clothing design trends. After all, who wants to miss out on the latest design fun?
Fortunately, it’s easy to put together an up-to-date golf wardrobe that also captures your personal style.
First, look at general fashion trends. Take color, for instance. Pantone, a color authority that advises fashion designers, has picked “mimosa” (vibrant yellow) as a hot new color in women’s clothing. So it’s no surprise that a splash of yellow is brightening up the blues, pinks, and blacks that have dominated the women’s golf apparel palette in recent years.
So go ahead, show off your fashion eye! Add a bit of yellow to your golf wardrobe. Bobby Jones is showing polos and pullovers in Sun Yellow. Look for the Nectar shades in Kate Lord‘s spring Sorbet Lime. Leon Levin offers its elegant button front ladies polo in Lemonade. And the Summerfun sleeveless polo from Quagmire Golf comes in Lemon.
Another way to spot golf apparel trends is to watch what cutting edge designers are doing with their upcoming collections.
Karen Can’trell of Lady Golf Sportswear, for instance, follows brands like Master‘s The Choice to Win from Austria, MDC Sportswear from Germany, Lilly‘s of Beverly Hills, Tail Active Wear, and Escada Sport. Designers like these, she says, lead the way in the golf apparel industry.
Trends in women’s golf apparel are changing more rapidly than ever before, Can’trell adds. “Manufacturers realize that the ‘same old same old’ doesn’t cut it any more with the modern woman,” she notes. “Manufacturers once thought they could dictate the style to women. Today, they’ve realized that women don’t buy what they don’t like.”
So, as designers get smart about what women golfers want, we have more freedom than ever to put together a terrific wardrobe.
“Women should consider their own style,” says Can’trell. “So often, consumers just follow the country club golfers and wear exactly what they wear because they are afraid to show who they really are. Dress to please yourself! A trend is just that–a trend. It won’t last. Make sure you’re comfortable with the look you pick.”
Finally, when you’re looking for golf apparel inspiration, don’t forget the pros. Anna Rawson is setting a new standard for golf apparel fashion (don’t you just adore those hats she finds?) Grace Park and Christina Kim love to show off their personalities with style. And that’s just three out of hundreds. With so many great women golfers out there, it’s only going to get better–especially as apparel designers realize we amateurs are paying close attention to what the pros wear.
There are so many great things about golf–including the feeling you get when you tee off dressed in that outfit you love. So let yourself have as much fun shopping for golf apparel as you do working on your game. After all, if there’s anything sweeter than that tap-in birdie, it’s looking fantastic while you stand over your putt!
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Kirsten Mortensen’s website, http://www.WomenGolfApparel.com, offers tips for women golfers looking for online resources on golf apparel trends and sales. For more information on Lady Golf Sportswear, go to http://www.ladygolf.com.