Sunday, January 20, 2008

Time to talk about the outfits

Though what tennis players wear is not very important, the Grand Slam tournaments have become venues for players who like to make fashion statements. Here are my picks for the best outfits among those I have seen:

Jelena Jankovic--The lines of her pink dress are exquisite, and the slim headband is an elegant accessory.

Maria Kirilenko--She always looks great in her latest Stella McCartney, and this one is no exception.

Elena Dementieva--The scalloped skirt and gathered bodice would not look good on too many players, but on Dementieva, they look just right.

Maria Sharapova-I liked the khaki version much better, but the dress is nevertheless quite nice.

Venus Williams--She looks like old-time tennis with a twist in her own design, and the effect is quite smart.

Ana Ivanovic--Ivanovic is elegant in clear blue and a ruffled skirt.

Anna Chakvetadze--Something about this unusual tennis dress appeals to me, and when I think about it, I like most of Chakvetadze's outfits.


ken said...

Sorry, Diane, but I just don't see the appeal in JJ's dress. The lines are okay but the color is just a little to Pepto-Bismal for me. And though I like the pleats in Venus's skirt the color block pattern in the shirt doesn't do it for me. I do like the short hair though.
I also wish Sharapova would have gone with the khaki version of the dress. I wanted to see what it looked like on court. I have only seen it on Tennis Warehouse's website and it's hard to get a good idea of the true color. Save the white for Wimbledon!

Diane said...

That kind of pink--you either like it or you don't, and I do.

I like Venus's hair, too. But I just about always like Venus's hair, no matter what she does with it.