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How NOT to Look Sporty When Playing Sports? Alright, maybe not. Unless you want to trick your opponent into thinking you’re a lousy player or just want to add some challenge with your movement, you do want to dress up accordingly!

I was learning how to play tennis all summer, and although I’m not a pro at it, I’ve been enjoying it a lot. I like that it’s a low impact sport but takes skill to be good at. It kind of reminds me of why I like yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi (essentially, Les Mills‘ Body Flow which I will be teaching early next year!). You don’t need to have an athletic body to be good at it, but you do need to be good at your form.

To be honest, I don’t want to have an athletic body. I like the curves (and energy) I gained by eating a high fat, organic, grass fed, gluten-free, and low toxin diet. For those who are wondering what diet I’m mostly following, I’m on the Bulletproof diet. I might just have to start a new blog about my health and fitness adventures from zero to hero (sorry, I had to say it), but then again I hate to split my life into different blogs!

I absolutely have been obsessed with high waist, below the knee pencil skirts paired with warm slouchy sweaters. High waist anything makes anyone look slightly taller but not necessarily more slender, fyi. I’m wearing a zippered hounds tooth skirt from Make Me Chic, which is a total rockabilly dream!

If you haven’t seen my previous outfit post with another beautiful pencil skirt from Make Me Chic , I talked about how much my body and overall temperament changed because of the good stuff I’ve been eating, with virtually no “cardio exercises.”

Oh and with the exception of the hat and socks, I was not wearing this outfit while on the court!

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8 Responses to “How NOT to Look Sporty When Playing Sports”

  1. Heidi

    Such a lovely outfit for playing Tennis!
    I don’t know if I could play in a sweater though, I think I would sweat to death. Usually when I play sports, I like to go all out and sweat it all out- haha
    I do like looking non sporty though for bowling or some table top sport like air hockey. :)
    I agree about having more of a curve than an athletic body. Even though my trainers at the gym have an amazing body, they don’t have any curve to their body. I think it looks more feminine too when you don’t have that athletic body!

  2. Rachel Dahl

    Hi Heidi,

    Thank you! I actually didn’t wear the outfit to play tennis (I wrote that in the last line of the post, hehe). I was kidding! I usually wear knee length leggings (more flattering for me when it cuts off below the knee) and sleeveless lycra tops or just plain old t-shirts. I sweat A LOT!

  3. Natasha Atkerson

    I like the green sweater! Cute!
    So is the Les Mills you mentioned like Beachbody’s Les Mills Combat-or just a conicidence?
    Your sister in Christ,
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

  4. Rachel Dahl

    Hi Natasha,

    Yes, it is that Les Mills! :) They have numerous programs including Body Pump and Body Flow (which is what I do).

  5. Victoria / Justice Pirate

    You look definitely fashionable and not sporty!

  6. Rachel Dahl

    Thanks, Victoria! Although I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing to look sporty :)

  7. fashmongers

    Great combo! love the colors and prints!

    http://fashmongers.wordpress.com

  8. Rachel Dahl

    Thanks <3 <3 <3 tashmongers!

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