Fashion, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. And as it goes, you can please all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, BUT you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
The Australian Open marks the beginning of the tennis Open season and with it a burst of tennis fashion. World number 1 Serena Williams owns as bold of a fashion style as she does a tennis game. According to Tennis Tuesday, this year Serena’s Nike togs were “…a little bit too much, or too little. The midriff-baring ensemble was unique, but just doesn’t really work, and the skirt looks more suited for a ballerina.” I totally agree with Tennis Tuesday’s assessment.
In a Poll for Australian Open Best Dressed run by the WTA, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic garnered 39% and 36% of the votes respectively. Though I think Maria always wears a flattering dress I personally prefer to wear skirts more than dresses. With a dress I have less flexibility to to mix and match to keep it looking fresh or slightly different and a dress usually looks best on those athletes with VERY flat stomachs. Ana’s ensemble was also a dress. Angelique Kerber wore the same print in Adidas as Ana wore, only in a top and skirt. She failed to make even an honorable mention in the WTA Poll. I would credit her with Ana’s numbers since it was the same print and I would even consider wearing it myself!
With all the money top athletes earn with their clothing contracts, one would think that the big guys like NIKE and ADIDAS would want the athletes to showcase the styles most of us recreational players will wear. This just doesn’t seem to be true anymore. I know that pro shops across the country will carry that yellow crop top but I can’t think of anyone I know who will be buying it.
Wristpect Sport is currently working on new designs, which, God willing and the creek don’t rise, will be here in time for the summer sweaty season. So stay tuned and feel free to comment and let us know what you would like to see us design!
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