From preppy fashionistas to the stars of the tennis court, women's polo shirts have been a stylish staple since the 1920s. This sportswear classic has seen modern reinvention from both high fashion and the high street, transforming it into a must-have item from the court to the catwalk.
Sporty women's polo shirts
Thought to be designed by tennis player Rene Lacoste in the 1920s, the polo shirt soon became a sportswear classic, worn for everything from tennis and polo to rugby and golf. Now with modern technology playing a key part in the design of sportswear, you can look to women's polo shirts with features that'll keep you comfortable as you exercise. The polo shirt was traditionally designed with a distinct weave of fabric that would help draw moisture from the body, but now you can find specially woven materials that'll keep you even drier whilst you're working up a sweat. Team your ladies' polo shirt with some matching women's jogging bottoms for a smart look whilst playing sports.
Fashion forward women's polo shirts
The polo shirt was soon adopted by the fashion crowd, and today it's still an an iconic item for preppy style. Adopt the trend and wear your women's polo shirts with classic chinos and ballet shoes, or give them a sports luxe spin with pleated front trousers and heels. Take inspiration from the world of tennis and go all-white in a plain women's polo shirt and a white pleated midi skirt, but finish the look with a cropped denim jacket to give it a streetwear edge. Give your polo shirt a normcore, geek chic spin and tuck it into a pair of boyfriend jeans. Don't forget to add some retro sunglasses for extra street cred.