Wimbledon is the most traditional tennis tournament and that conservativeness is reflected in the white clothing rule. But the color restriction is not limiting players to express themselves and challenge the set rules.
Bethanie Mattek Sands is always attracting a lot of attention with her look and for Wimbledon 2011 she reinvented herself in cooperation with Lady Gaga’s designer – the jacket adorned with white tennis balls may have challenged the officials, but it is likely to end up in the Wimbledon Museum (one Bethanie’s Wimbledon outfit is already there).
Venus Williams‘ outfit for Wimbledon is the second biggest shocker of the tournament. Her EleVen zipper jumper with an open back is definitely unique, whether you like it or not. I like the piece for bringing something new (it’s not a dress, it’s not a shorts and a top), but it reminds of pajamas. Also, I don’t appreciate the visible brown bra in the back.
Nadia Petrova‘s message still hasn’t reached her sponsor Ellesse, they simply don’t want to give up the fluffy outfits.
Let’s move on to some good examples.
Maria Sharapova is wearing a simple white dress with gold details. Nike hasn’t been too inspiring with the Russian’s designs lately, however, a cute jacket accompanying the Wimbledon dress makes Sharapova’s complete look stunning.
For Serena Williams Nike made more contrast, with black details. I like how Serena looks in the dress, and I especially like the V-neck and the black accents.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki and Adidas by Stella McCartney just changed the Roland Garros blue to white.
Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova sported the beautiful Adidas Adizero dress, my favorite of the tournament. Unfortunately, Flavia Pennetta didn’t wear the Adidas Adipure dress I was expecting to see her in.
What do you think of the fashion at Wimbledon 2011? Bethanie and Venus stole most of the limelight, Serena, Maria and Ana/Daniela come in second (if we talk about the attention attracted), while the others can all be fit in “the rest” category. What do you say? Who’s on top of your best dressed list?
Reminder: Check out how the courts of Wimbledon looked last year. Also, remind yourselves of what players were wearing at the Australian Open and Roland Garros this season. (photos via Wimbledon and Yahoo)