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Venus' AO 2011 Trellis Dress: What Was She Thinking?

Here’s a sampling of the reaction on the Twittersphere to Venus yellow lattice dress with tie-dyed skirt:

New York Times tennis writer Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey): “Taking suggestions on Venus’s latest sartorial offering…Not a tennis dress perhaps but a Trellis Dress”
Daily Mail tennis correspondent Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM): “Venus Williams looks like she’s wearing a lattice cake.”
Los Angeles Times tennis writer Diane Pucin (@mepucin): “Venus Williams’ dress looks as if it might be worn by Hanniball Lecter to keep him from eating people. Only in a cheery color.”
• British tennis player Anne Keothavong (@annekeothavong): “Some interesting outfits at this year’s Aussie Open… Not mentioning any names but seriously?!”
• London Times tennis correspondent Neil Harman (@NeilHarmanTimes): “I’m sorry Venus but that outfit! Even Nicolas Mahut would think twice about ever wearing one of those…”
• FOXSports.com tennis contributor Matt Cronin (@TennisReporters): “Quizz: Venus Williams dress looks like: 1: Pie crust 2: Spray-painted piece of trellis 3: temporary plastic fencing for a construction site”
• ESPN.com tennis contributor Kamakshi Tandon (@Kamakshi_Tandon): “Someone took Venus Williams’ dress and police have cordoned off the area.”
• Yahoo! Sports blogger Chris Chase (@chaztopher): “Venus Williams’ dress is her most ridiculous yet. It looks like Solid Gold Dancer meets Edward Scissorhands.”
• Forty Deuce blogger C Note (@FortyDeuceTwits): “All the colors and patterns that are flying at me on my screen have left me discombobulated. I feel like I’m in the Willy Wonka tunnel.”
Tennis magazine photo editor David Rosenberg (@RosenbergTennis): “oh, venus. what are you thinking?”

What do you think about Venus’ dress? Envelope-pushing elegance or fashion fail?
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Re: Venus' AO 2011 Trellis Dress: What Was She Thinking?

hated it...
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Re: Venus' AO 2011 Trellis Dress: What Was She Thinking?

i have the distinct feeling that there's nobody at her company who tells her: "hey venus, you're a nice person, but this design sucks. very badly". they just whisper and giggle behind her back.


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Re: Venus' AO 2011 Trellis Dress: What Was She Thinking?

Not too much of a fan of it, but I think it's great that she can go out there and wear it with pride.

Christ, she's in her early 30s and is a champion, she can wear anything she wants!

lol at Keovathong's snarky remark, she probably doesn't know what it's like to play out of sponsor apparel.
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Ya this one is ughh.......................

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Re: Venus' AO 2011 Trellis Dress: What Was She Thinking?

The top.....interesting, quirky and different.

The skirt...fascinating , eye-catching and memorable.

The top and the skirt together....fail, fail and fail.
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It's gross!



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i have the distinct feeling that there's nobody at her company who tells her: "hey venus, you're a nice person, but this design sucks. very badly". they just whisper and giggle behind her back.
Stupid is as stupid does. Seriously...fashion is about what you like not what others like. While i didn't like this dress she obviously wanted to push the envelope and she did...she is not nor never has been a conformist...CHILD.
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Re: Venus' AO 2011 Trellis Dress: What Was She Thinking?

90% of people think it sucks.
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The top and the skirt together....fail, fail and fail.
Aye, there's the rub. Good call.
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Venus was cracking me up..... (After I realized she was ok, ofcourse) But I was trying to put my head around that dress. Its outrageous. But I think she was just trying to top last year's publicity. lol
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I'm pretty sure she's going to wear a new dress next round.
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I thought the skirt would have looked beautiful with a simple tanktop. Maybe white?
The top, however, was appalling.

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Stupid is as stupid does. Seriously...fashion is about what you like not what others like. While i didn't like this dress she obviously wanted to push the envelope and she did...she is not nor never has been a conformist...CHILD.
Well if it's a bad design, she needs to be told. The blue one with the zipper keeps going up on her and she has to pull it down after every point. This one is just a mess. It just looks like something a high schooler put together.

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