If you read this blog you will know that I used to play tennis, and that I went to the Australian Open last week. If you don’t read this blog, it doesn’t matter because I just filled you in.
Tennis outfits have changed a lot over the years. Especially for women. That isn’t to say that the men’s outfits aren’t out there (Nadal’s 3/4 length pants and sleeveless shirts?! What?!) but honestly, I think the women’s outfits are just plain crazy these days. Like, over the top, what the f are you wearing, crazy. Some aren’t so bad, but this outfit I saw last week on French player – Aravane Rezai – um… out of this world.
It’s a black and shiny gold lycra ensemble. Click the images (and ignore the watermarks) to see larger. (If you dare). I think she kind of looks like a space cadet, all futuristic and what not. I mean, look at the sleeves. And get this, the skirt has black lace trim on it. I know this because I was literally about 5 metres away from her at one stage.
Ahhhh! I don’t know who makes this particular get-up, but what were they THINKING?!
I sound very ranty. It’s probably because I’m more into traditional tennis outfits. Men’s shorts above the knee, collars on the shirts etc. What do you think? Am I just old and not embracing creativity in sportswear?
On a separate but quasi-related note, I went crazy and bought this Lacoste tennis skirt in Melbourne (plain, white, pleated, traditional). I now have to start playing tennis again to justify the purchase.