Christine “Chris” Marie Evert was only 16 when she made her Grand Slam tennis debut in 1971 at the US Open in New York City. With an impressive double-fisted backhand swing and an unbreakable focus, Evert quickly rose to fame. She also brought a fresh level of spirit and personal style to the game, making her an instant fashion icon. From her precise low-ponytail hairstyle to the babydoll dresses she would wear while delivering match points, Evert’s feminine, yet athletic style continues to influence sartorial trends.
FIVE MUST-HAVES INSPIRED BY EVERT’S STYLE:
Hit the tennis court—or patio for brunch—in style.
Tracy Watts visor, Moda Operandi ($150)
Monreal London dress ($365).
Rolex oyster perpetual date just pearl master 39, price upon request.
Cinda B bag ($159).
Tretorn shoes, Net-a-Porter ($75).