Wimbledon 2016 just ended this past weekend, and I for one am a little sad. Tennis is my bad habit. Not only playing, but specifically watching major tournaments while simultaneously online shopping on my iPad/phone/ laptop for the outfits of the pros. Naughty naughty naughty reversecommuter.
A highly anticipated late June tennis tournament played on the All England Club grass courts in England since 1877, the fashion image conjured up is stuffy.
reversecommuter is here to correct that bland boring fashion reputation. Yes, players at Wimbledon do have to wear white. Not cream nor off white – the Wimbledon official website has laid out the details clearly!
Please note if the players have any color on their tennis whites, it cannot be any larger than a one centimeter trim. Pretty sure this Monreal London neon fold over skirt (on sale right now) might just be acceptable!
Just to be perfectly clear, that includes warm up jackets and headbands and shoes! Nike might have to dial down the do-rag swoosh…
True story, at the Miami Open 2016 I came uncomfortably close to purchasing one of these – I convinced myself that for sure I could/would rock the do-rag in the burbs.
Note to self – less champagne booth time prior to shopping time at the tennis majors.
Back to Wimby Whites…
Nike’s pleated white “dress” was the talk of London’s grass courts, and not all of it good. Nike’s Premiere Slam dress was very short, very breezy and very busy moving in ways that didn’t exactly please the tennis players. Belts were added (not a good look FYI), alterations were made to close the side slits, leggings were worn underneath, and the media went banookies!
Actually other than Canadian Genie Bouchard, not one single player had a positive comment towards the dress.
Naturally reversecommuter fell completely in love with it (blissfully unaware of the brewhaha) and managed to buy it before it completely sold out in both black and white. Guess not everyone hated it after all!
Fun fact – that’s tennis legend Cliff Drysdale reversecommuter is standing beside, and he even commented on the dress!
Thankfully, Stella McCartney for adidas has many less volatile pieces in her collection Her gorgeous prime knit white dress is divine!
Monreal London could also contribute to the Wimby white dress with their Finish Line dress
Sadly the red visor and multicolored (fabulous) tennis bag might have to be left in the locker room.
Alo Yoga’s Goddess Bra Top has the very best back around and could single handedly wake up the English audience. For post Wimbledon wear, the Goddess comes in a veritable rainbow of happy sexy colors!
Now if you will excuse me I need to charge my iPad/cel phone / laptop for the Olympics – imagine the shopping!