Its game, set and match for the fashion stars of Wimbledon. Every day sees a different outfit, each more daring and unusual than the next. But the question is, are headlines about Wimbledon fashion making bigger headlines than the actual game itself?
The answer is yes! Wimbledon and fashion have always been closely linked, and it may be surprising to find that it goes as far back as 1860.
This year, Maria Sharapova caused quite a stir in tennis circles by choosing to wear shorts rather than the traditional feminine skirt. Her outfit, designed by Nike, consisted of pinstripe shorts and a tuxedo-style top. Clearly it didn’t help her game, as she lost her match to her opponent, Alla Kudryavtseva, who didn’t like her trendy Nike outfit. Alla said,
â€˜It’s very pleasant to beat Maria. I don’t like her outift’.
Apparently it was one of her motivations to beat her!
It might be summer time in London, but for Serena, showcasing a key trend from Autumn Winter proved that she was seasons ahead of her competitors. She strode onto court wearing a white mini trenchcoat and went on to beat her opponent (clearly the trench gave her some power on court!). Of her style statement, Serena said
â€˜It’s ladylike and I’m very ladylike’.
So far Wimbledon has been more like a day on the catwalk, and I can’t wait to see what trends next year brings.