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Australian Open referees will double as fashion police to stamp out skimpy outfits

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...016380,00.html

I'm surprised there's no thread about this, or maybe there is and I couldn't find it. If so apologies.

Is this the top that caused it? Anyone got better pics?

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Re: Australian Open referees will double as fashion police to stamp out skimpy outfit

This cannot be true. I did not hear anyone making a comment about see through outfit and I am sure it would not escape observant posters here

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Ermm...it doesnt look see through...

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Re: Australian Open referees will double as fashion police to stamp out skimpy outfit

I see no nipples in that picture, what's the problem with her outfit? Looking more closely she's wearing a bra underneath it.

Although this thing seems like its just that old prudish homophobe Court bumping her toothless gums again. No offense to Court's tennis legacy but I cannot stand that that woman on a personal level.

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Re: Australian Open referees will double as fashion police to stamp out skimpy outfit

That's "see-through"? Um, ok....

Bunch of fuddy-duddies Down Under...

I'd like to see some of those "no bra" outfits they mention in the article. You know, for educational purposes.

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Nah, it's probably just Margaret Court.
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Just an old woman wanting people to know she's still alive. Nothing article.
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Re: Australian Open referees will double as fashion police to stamp out skimpy outfit

So Margaret Court is upset because today's players don't dress the way they used to in her day (thank God). Big f*cking deal.

Hardly surprising comments coming from a 66-year-old Christian fundamentalist (Court became a Pentacostal preacher some years ago.) She's also (surprise surprise!) a gay-basher, having said at one point that homosexual players like Navratilova were ruining tennis and setting a bad example for younger players.

The question is: why should Court's puritanical outlook on players' attire, which I highly doubt is in line with the average Australian's, define what's acceptable?

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Margaret Court is so out of whack with humanity, that her ordained status is beyond ironic. She's the biggest facist to come out of tennis.

As long as the girls arent baring their tits and arse, whats the problem?
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It's unclear if her comments caused the stir or if she was responding when asked for her opinion.

Anyway, anyone got more pics?
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That's not the one that caused the controversy
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Re: Australian Open referees will double as fashion police to stamp out skimpy outfit

Much as I enjoy looking at fit attractive women, I'd hate to see tennis reduced to the level of beach volleyball. On the other hand, I can't recall seeing too many outfits that were designed to be overly revealing. I mean most clothing manufacturers are paying these young women substantial sums of money to convince other girls and women--most of whom are not in the market for outfits that will allow them to flash guys like me on the next court--to buy their togs.

There have been a few famous wardrobe malfunctions, and some incidents I recall where the women were sweating so profusely that certain physical features were, ahem, "highlighted." But that was back in the day when white was a far more popular color (there's a reason they have wet t-shirt contests and not wet oxford shirt contests).

But those were exceptions. Again, most suburban housewives who trundle down to Sports Authority to buy tennis outfits for themselves and their daughters don't want outfits that are going to show their goodies to the whole country club, and as a result Nike, adidas, Izod, etc. aren't likely to trot out outfits for their stars that make them look like strippers. It's a nonissue.

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