From the unexpected rise of Donald Young to the comeback win of Caroline Wozniacki (down 7-6, 4-1 to Svetlana Kuznetsova) to the crazy rain delays – the 2011 U. S. Open certainly hasn’t been without excitement. That goes for fashion as well. Many styles have been a joy for the gawking and some, well… not so great. Behold – our “wear this, not that” analysis of this year’s styles at the Open.
WOMEN'S "BIG BRAND" DRESSES
Two blonds in mega-sponsor, “made for them” tennis dresses with very different results: While Caroline’s Stella McCartney for Adidas tennis dress is well-cut and stylish - it is virtually devoid of color, giving her a pale, translucent, unremarkable complexion. Both Maria’s daytime and nighttime dresses sport contrasting details and snippets of color, making them a far more interesting and complementary choice for a blond. Note to Miss W. – Just a little color goes a long way!
And then there are two not-so-sponsored brunettes. Julia Georges of Germany shows us that you can still look very fashionable on court, even without a “made for you” look. She is cute and coordinated in this comfortable-looking outfit which is identical to Petra Kvitova’s (except for the stylish visor vs. a not-so-attractive headband).
We love these bright pink and orange hues on brunettes – they can really bring out a darker skin tone, however in the case of Christina McHale of the U. S., there is just a little too much of a good thing – we strongly recommend a crisp, white top – perfecto!
All in all the styles at the Open this year were for the most part, tasteful (which is why the men have been left out of commentary completely), but we feel compelled to make one last observation.
Love of country is terrific, but there is something to be said for a little discretion, as in these “NOT THAT” photos!! Louk Sorensen (left) is from – you guessed it – Ireland. And we bet you can guess who these legs belong to and what country Ms. Mattek –Sands is from….yikes!
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