Bethanie Mattek Sands kept her promise and the dress that she announced last month would be the outcome of her cooperation with Lady Gaga's designer Alex Noble was finally revealed at Thursday evening's Pre-Wimbledon Party. And just like the fashion experimentalist hinted, the dress is made of tennis balls.
I was slowly browsing the WTA's photo gallery from the event and reading the names of designers that players were wearing, like Caroline Wozniacki in Stella McCartney, Laura Robson and Heather Watson in Temperley and Mulberry, and then my eyes landed on a yellow costume. After a few moments of confusion I remembered Bethanie's cooperation with Alex and I was like "oh, that's the dress we've been waiting for".
When I first saw Bethanie's outfit I was shocked, mostly because of the screaming color and because she looks like a circus performer, but the more I examine the outfit, the more I realize the tennis balls were actually blended into a dress pretty well, and the overall look can be seen as feminine. The hat is weird, but it does contribute to the shock effect. The shoes, well, they match.
Can we give Bethanie and Alex thumbs up for their fashion project? Do you like Bethanie's gown?
Also, if you like Bethanie's fashion, enjoy the gallery of her out-of-the-ordinary tennis clothes.