Admittedly it’s quite late to be doing round-ups of shirts from the Women’s World Cup, but as the next round of international friendlies is taking place at the moment, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at 5 of our top shirts from the world of Women’s football.
There’s a whole lot to like about the Norway shirt: the gradient from red to blue, mirroring the nation’s crest, the subtle graphics in the gradient itself, the rich colour palette, the no-collar neck, the way the colour scheme carries on into the shorts and socks: it ticks a lot of boxes, and personally I think this is probably the most well thought out and executed kit I’ve ever seen.
Another great kit from Nike here, and it’s not a million miles away from the Norway kit above. Nike seem to be absolutely amazing at this subtle gradient thing, and so it proves with the Dutch home jersey. Mixed with the geometric patterns which are very low key in the design, the whole thing gets that added extra something which makes it a lot more interesting than just a plain orange shirt. Oh, and again – the flow from the shirt into the shorts and socks is 10/10.
Yes, this is getting to be a bit of a love-in for Nike shirts, but damn if they don’t absolutely nail it every time. Another graphics-heavy shirt, the specially made Lionesses top came with just a beautiful shade of deep red, some brilliantly subtle flower graphic elements, and a great little bit of shading on the sleeves.
A lot less subtle than others in the world cup, the ostentatious Australia kit just looks incredible, doesn’t it? The bright colours, the bold graphic stripes, the washes of yellow and white everywhere: it’s a brilliant bit of work.
I suppose any talk of the Women’s World Cup has to talk about the eventual winners, the USA. Aside from the fairly plain home shirt, the away one is another subtle deep-red affair, quite similar to the Lionesses one, but with flashes of the stars and stripes in there. The crest is also really nice, but as we’re a shirts blog, and not a crest blog, I’ll keep crest talk to a minimum. Anyway, a brilliant design for a brilliant team.