Sporty chic: 6 ways to dress like a champ

Bring your ‘A’ game with summery dresses that have a sport-inspired spin

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The LWD

The LWD

A versatile "little white dress" is a wardrobe winner: Wear it dressed up or down, for work or weekend.

Cotton piqué kint dress, Lacoste ($175) Rose-gold-toned aviator sunglasses, Forever 21 ($7). Faux-leather hobo bag, Ecco Sport ($130). Nike+ FuelBand SE fitness tracker bracelet with rose-gold-coloured clasp ($169). Suede d'Orsay flats, Aldo ($70).

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Tank-style flare

Tank-style flare

Diagonal colour blocking plays up the sporty silhouette of a maxi-length tank dress.

Cotton jersey dress, Winners ($50). Fringed chain necklace with coloured threading and glass beads, Stella & Dot ($74). Folding "Wayfarer" sunglasses, Ray-Ban ($190 at Watch It!). Leather cross-body pouch, Gap (it's white on the opposite side; $60). Leather slide sandals, Aldo ($70).

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Sophisticated sweats

Sophisticated sweats

For a chic take on the trendy sweatshirt look, try a grey ponte-knit dress with flattering seamed details.

Ponte-knit polyester/rayon blend dress, Smart Set ($55). Polka-dot cap, Old Navy ($17). Rubberized chain necklace, Forever 21 ($11). Silver bracelet with zirconia enamel tiger, Kenzo ($225). Saffiano leather dome bag, Danier ($149). Laser-cut eyelet canvas sneakers, Bobs from Skechers ($70).

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Team colours

Team colours

Go matchy-matchy with your dress, sneakers and tote for a sporty take on the monochrome look.

Stretch-knit cotton/polyester dress with piped edging, Winners ($50). Tortoiseshell-print sunglasses, Spy ($130 at Watch It!). Laser-cut leather tote bag, Stella & Dot ($158). Suede and mesh wedge sneakers, Nike ($150).

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Stripe out

Stripe out

A hit of neon at the hem of this body-hugging navy and white striped dress gives the look of classic gym socks-but in a good way!

Knitted cotton dress (with attached slip), Joe Fresh ($59). Acrylic sunglasses, Le Château ($15). Leather backpack, Roots ($248). Leather heels, Le Château ($100).

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Game changer

Game changer

With its racerfront neckline and mesh cut-outs, this stretchy dress embodies the athletic-style trend (and shows off toned arms).

 

Rayon/polyester blend dress, Guess ($98). Mesh-back cotton cap, Lacoste ($55). Domed metal earrings, H&M ($10). Perfor­ated faux-leather bucket bag, Reitmans ($46). Leather "flatform" sandals, Rudsak ($145).