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Messing up in white – Fashion faux pas at Wimbledon

Fashion faux pas at Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova, 2008

Sharapova isn’t the one you would really associate with a fashion faux pas, but shockingly she’s had a couple at Wimbledon. Remember when she paid tribute to swans with her outfit at Wimbledon? But that wasn’t even close to the tuxedo she decided to wear in 2008. She kept it an all-white affair though, using a lighter material for her pleated top with buttons down the middle and perfectly creased tuxedo shorts. Even her opponents hated her dress, and to an extent that fellow Russian Alla Kudryavtseva went on to say, “I was pleased to beat her – I didn’t like her outfit” after knocking her out of Wimbledon.

 

Messing up in white – Fashion faux pas at Wimbledon

Anne White, 1985

Anne White thought a cat suit would be a good choice for Wimbledon attire! Unfortunately, it wasn’t. Playing her first round match against Pam Shirver, Anne drew unwanted attention from the crowd & the photographers. When bad light suspended play for that day, Anne was asked by umpire Alan Mills to wear something more appropriate the following day. She did, but went to lose the last match.

 

 

Messing up in white – Fashion faux pas at Wimbledon

Roger Federer, 2009

Federer cut a Sergeant Pepper figure when he strolled on to court in in a gold-lined military style jacket with a gold man-bag in hand. But that wasn’t all! Underneath the jacket was the hidden treasure – a waist coat, again gold lamented! His white tee flashed his initials in gold & his even his trainers sported a golden Nike swoosh.

 

 

Messing up in white – Fashion faux pas at Wimbledon

Serena Williams, 2008

Serena wasn’t going to let Sharapova hog the limelight for bizarre dresses all by herself. While Sharapova chose the more masculine tuxedo for Wimbledon 2008, Serena decided to be more ladylike & warm up in trenchcoat. Enough said!

 

 

Messing up in white – Fashion faux pas at Wimbledon

Andre Agassi, 1991

Agassi was returning to Wimbledon after missing it for three years in a row. Many believed he skipped the event because of his love for colourful clothing, something Wimbledon has traditionally prohibited. Agassi’s return created huge speculation about he would wear on court. He kept it simple and strictly along Wimbledon’s guidelines of whites! He stepped out all-white – from his tracks to his t-shirt & shorts, from his socks & shoes to his head band. He took wearing white so seriously that even his sunglasses where white rimmed!

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