"Half the fun of sports-or is it really all the fun?-lies in wearing just the smartest possible type of sports clothes." This statement was made in Vogue in 1919, and since then, fashion and sports have been engaged in what can best be described as a lively tennis rally: Designers are constantly serving up clothes based on uniforms while players' on-court choices increasingly show that style matters. And it just so happens that the tennis dress-a sleeveless short tank style-is one of the most adaptable silhouettes for high fashion. Consider a pale blue Band of Outsiders dress that looks lifted straight from a vintage photograph, or Proenza Schouler's printed wrap dress that echoes some of the more performance-based ensembles we've seen in play. One thing's for sure: Pleated skirts work whether you're returning a volley on the court or a clever bon mot at a party.