LONDON, England - From the all-grass courts to the Venus Rosewater Dish to the Middle Sunday day of rest, Wimbledon is a tournament made from tradition - especially when it comes to wardrobe. So much so, the all-white dress code has been in effect since 1877, even before The Championships began. While some might say the no-color rule doesn't leave much for interpretation, check out the players who still shined bright in their Wimbledon whites!
Wearing the Strisce Break Back Dress by EleVen
When you have an incredible body like Venus Williams, this is what you wear to show it off! As a tennis dynamo who also happens to be a fashion designer, she knows how to accentuate her sexy side. I love how the strategically placed mesh inserts at the top of the dress provide a flash of flesh without revealing too much, giving the perfect mix of classy meets sporty.
Wearing the Lawn Novelty Knit Dress by Nike
It may be the same style Serena Williams has worn at the French Open and the 2013 US Open, but the powerhouse pro obviously knows what works for her! With an open back, knit jacquard skirt, and waist-defining band, this look expresses Serena's unique style while still respecting the tournament. That's what I call a total ace!
You can find Serena's dress at Tennis Warehouse
Wearing adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade
Stella McCartney is at the top of her game when it comes to designing sportswear, so it's no surprise Wimbledon's hottest stars like Maria Kirilenko turn to the fashion guru to give their gear some extra pizazz. Complete with innovative textures and contrasting structures, the 27-year-old Russian athlete serves up some major style with this look. "The different texture combinations look amazing, but they're also perfect for keeping cool when you need it most," she says.
You can find Maria's gear at Tennis Warehouse
Wearing the Summer All Premium Tank and Skort by adidas
Talk about clean, classy, and totally chic! Though it looks like a dress, Ana Ivanovic's sleek and simple outfit is actually a tank paired with a skort. Both are made with Climacool fabric in a striking bright white that give the Serbian stunner a sophisticated yet sporty vibe.
Wearing Nike Premier Maria Skirt and Tank Top
As one of WTA's Rising Stars, 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard definitely draws attention on and off the court. With an impressive season under her belt so far this year along the Road to Singapore, there's no doubt her fashion is as winning as her talent (and attitude, to boot!)
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