The 2012 French Open is drawing to a close, and while most of the styles this year were tame if not a little boring, we can’t seem to make it through any Grand Slam without a few fashion disasters. We dutifully award our picks for the Top Five Frightful, French Open Flops to the following deserving candidates:
The not-so-surprising Grand Prize goes to (drum roll, please)… Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Congratulations Bethanie, you have outdone yourself (and every other player EVER for that matter)! If we didn’t know any better, it would appear as if:
1. You lost your luggage and had to settle for thrift-store freebies, or
2. You are trying to make some kind of rebellious, in-your-face statement.
We just cannot imagine that anyone would actually think this outfit was attractive.
|Bethanie Mattek-Sands, French Open 2012|
2nd Prize is awarded to…Arnaud Clement
While we will miss his on-court exuberance, there is only ONE word to describe Arnaud Clement’s fashion sense: schizophrenic! At this year’s Open, he sported a mish mosh of ill-fitting, color-clashing outfits and accessories…yikes!
|Arnaud Clement, French Open 2012|
To the left we have a photo of the burnt orange, French clay. The pairing of this with Mr. Anderson’s shirt (shown below) is a recipe for fried retinas! Five words, Kevin: Real men don’t wear fuchsia.
|Kevin Anderson, French Open 2012|
And speaking of clay-clashing colors…while we are fond of the capris, we do not love them with THIS bright tennis outfit. If this color must be worn on clay, we recommend it for the head and wrist bands and in small accents on a bright white, less form-fitting shirt. 4th Prize – Petra Kvitova
|Petra Kvitova, French Open 2012|
And finally, 5th Prize goes to Svetlana Kuznetsova – for a combination of fashion faux pas: the cut and colors in this outfit do nothing for Miss Kuznetsova’s figure or skin tone. And the hairstyle? Well, we respectfully suggest a hat.