Golf fashion has grown at a steady pace over the past decade, it’s a competitive market and shows no signs of slowing down.
Nowadays, most of the female pros, like USA’s Nelly and Jessica Korda and Lexi Thompson and Sweden’s Madeline Sagstrom, look more like supermodels than sportswomen and add a much-needed glamor to the game. Also, the influx of Asian players on the LPGA Tour has increased the fairways because they often express their love of color through their clothing.
Of course, guides want to look good and create their own style for others to admire. For example, Nellie Korda J. Lindeberg wears well, she always looks clean and beautiful; Former AIG Women’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist is famous for wearing collarless collars, which are still the rage at some golf clubs. Lexi Thompson usually keeps it simple in PUMA, wearing a white or black colored dress, paired with a sleeveless polo shirt, come rain or shine, Minjee Lee is a big fan of the long-sleeved base layer.
Looking good is one thing, but regardless of your level of golf, comfort is also important. Thanks to the advances in textile technology, the latest products offer freedom of movement due to extra stretch, are soft to the touch, light weight, do not grow and materials keep you cool and dry in summer or warm in winter. , makes them perform many tasks from time to time.
Appearance and comfort aside, undoubtedly the multi-purpose value of golf is where fashion belongs. The overall trend and rise of athletic wear continues to extend into golf gear. Dressed in a hoodie and joggers, tour player and Adidas brand ambassador Danielle Kang is a good example of a manufacturer not afraid to push dress code boundaries, doubling the natural crossover between golf and other leisure activities to produce purpose-built clothing that fits women’s contemporary lifestyles.
For the new spring/summer season, multi-brand golf apparel site Golfgarb says, “There are more recycled fabric initiatives and while dresses and fitted polos and skorts still reign supreme in summer, shorts are becoming increasingly popular. Fits and flares with collars, hems and cuffs are key styles for 2023 and women can embrace Pantone’s official color of the year, ‘Viva Magenta’ (a vibrant red tone) in many popular brands. Other more tranquil colors are Digital Lavender and Tranquil Blue.
Isabelle England, Buying and Merchandising Assistant at Pure Golf and Surprizeshop and distributor for Daily Sports and Tail Golf said: “In 2023 we will continue to see bold statement floral and nature based prints as well as the popular embroidered animal print. Although next season’s multi-animal prints offer a welcome update across all womenswear markets. Geometric patterns give room for different color combinations, which is great for dressing up, allowing golfers to mix and match different colored bottoms with tops or jackets, so don’t worry about wearing the same outfit as someone else!”
It’s fair to say that luxury golf wear is expensive and it’s not always possible for women to justify the high prices for a pair of trousers or a polo shirt which can set you back over £200. or more. However, at least the superior versatility and long-term use of quality fabrics means more value for money when it comes to golf apparel.
In the past, women might have looked for proper golf wear on the high street as a cheaper option, but nowadays, with such a wide selection, it’s possible to bag yourself clothing from companies such as PUMA, Swing Out Sister, Pure, Ping, Adidas and Glenmuir. Under £100.
And let’s not forget that golf fashion doesn’t end with clothing, just as a jewelry or scarf complements an outfit, many branded websites such as Golfgarb, Love Golf Apparel and Trendy Golf offer a selection of accessories. Major Brands, SurprizeShop specializes in every golf accessory you can think of.
Here’s some shopping advice from golf apparel site GolfGarb to help golfers look and feel good in 2023.
What Golf Clothing Does Every Female Golfer Own?
Lightweight waterproof jacket. The wearability of these jackets has improved significantly in recent years, with brands now offering many colors and fits.
Like on the high street, do sizes vary by brand?
Sizes can vary by up to 2 inches between brands, so don’t assume your ‘normal’ size is the best. To ensure greater success when shopping online, know your bust, waist and inseam measurements and always refer to the brand’s size guide and compare the two to find the best fit for you in each brand.
What kind of clothes and fabrics make you look the best?
The appearance of the pull-on dress was revolutionary in terms of style and comfort. The stretchy fabric allows for ease, confidence, mobility and a deep waistband that stretches across the stomach for a slim figure for control. Another favorite is the golf dress – the neckline offers a flattering fit on the upper body, and falls to slip over the hips for a feminine finish.
What Shopping Mistakes Do Women Golfers Make?
Choosing style over comfort and substance by choosing clothes that are not fit for purpose. Golf polos or golf pants look similar to the polos and pants you can buy on the high street, but they are not. The truth is that women’s golf clothing is designed for repetitive motion, as well as the way you move and the heat you generate during a round of golf.
What are the most popular items?
Lightweight layers are an all-time favorite and a year-round staple worth investing in because they work together to add warmth or keep you cool. Urban shorts steal the show during the summer months, providing a soothing layer that allows you to still enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin. For winter, a pair of thermal pants – typically, high-waisted, fleece-lined and with a waterproof finish.
How is golf apparel changing to embrace sustainable practices?
There are many different approaches to sustainable travel across the clothing brands we stock, but one consistent trend is towards recycled fabrics. We always source sustainable clothing from each brand and feature these in our site’s collections. It’s worth mentioning Adidas, who have converted almost all of their golf apparel collection to recycled polyester. BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) and organic cotton also play their part, along with environmentally friendly waterproofing technology (PFC free treatments).
What is your most important shopping tip?
Be sure to invest in pieces that make you feel good and help you season after season – include supportive golf shoes, a waterproof jacket and pants, and a variety of legwear that you can pair with seasonal statement polos or mid-layers. That you can change every season to refresh your look.
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