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Ciarán
Jun 2nd, 2012, 02:44 PM
This week at Roland Garros I have noticed much discussion about fashion, maybe it's a French thing, but undoubtedly fashion has always been a hot topic in tennis. It got me thinking about the most iconic outfits on the WTA and much of those were worn by Venus and Serena. Their status as sporting icons is undoubted; but how about their status as fashion icons? Both are intuitive and incredibly creative when it comes to their on court apparel, with many successes as well as many fashion faux-pas. So what's the general train of thought on this topic? Other players who you may consider to be fashion icons are welcomed here too.

BH both wings
Jun 2nd, 2012, 02:48 PM
Nice try, Claran. Nothing you write will change the fact that Roland Garros is completely irrelevant now that Serena and Venus Williams left the building.

RenaSlam.
Jun 2nd, 2012, 02:50 PM
Iconic.

Vuvurenka
Jun 2nd, 2012, 02:50 PM
ReeRee - Fashion icon
VeeVee - Fashion flop

VeeVee's only good dress was in 2008, that goddess dress, the rest were pretty crap, whereas ReeRee's outfit in 2004 has to rank up there as one of the best oncourt outfits of all time

Cosmic Voices
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
i think you know which way i voted:
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/13/serenafashion.jpg

Serenus Christ
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:06 PM
Venus is a fashion icon.. Koto Bolofo made a goddam fashion photography book about her.
http://www.marieclaire.it/var/marieclaire/storage/images/attualita/venus-williams/venus-williams/13868542-1-ita-IT/Venus-Williams_main_image_object.jpg

Chance
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:14 PM
ReeRee - Fashion icon
VeeVee - Fashion flop

VeeVee's only good dress was in 2008, that goddess dress, the rest were pretty crap, whereas ReeRee's outfit in 2004 has to rank up there as one of the best oncourt outfits of all time

How long have you been a tennis fan?

Venus has worn quite a few notable outfits. With that said, I first remember Mary Pierce wearing some interesting outfits. Venus was the first that did a lot cut out, halter neck outfits. My favourite outfits were her 2003 DV Wimbledon, 2002 Ausopen, 2001 US Open halterneck dress, 2001 Pilot pen outfit,Wimbly 2008 and her Eleven 2007 black US Open outfit.

I loved Serena's puma outfits. Catsuit, RG 2002, her yellow 2001 US Open dres and Wimbly 2000.

Anna K also had some really nice outfits. Probably from 1999 to 2002 we had a lot different interesting outfits from a few interesting players. Where as now, nike and adidas has a lot of clone outfits, practical and comfy, but nothing different or controversial.

Anyway this thread, is useless without pics, and i'm too lazy to find any...

Beat
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:30 PM
ReeRee - Fashion icon
VeeVee - Fashion flop


it's actually just the other way round.

Chip.
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:33 PM
I would call both Icons but Sarin ruined her legacy with..

this (http://www.aneresdesigns.com/) :bigcry:

xr6turbo
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:48 PM
http://chicdomestic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/v02.jpg

Dawn Marie
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:49 PM
They'll go down as fashion icons but I cant stand the dresses that Venus has been wearing!! They look cheap and are ugly as hell!!!! Eleven is a line of clothing that are for the middle class and the common peasant. Theyre not fit for a Queen. Venus has money..and should dress like money!!

MegaDethly
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:56 PM
i think you know which way i voted:
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/13/serenafashion.jpg

...so flop, then?

lee station
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:18 PM
middle of the road.
i liked this
http://chicdomestic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/v02.jpg

and ree's puma catsuit :drool:

Cosmic Voices
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:26 PM
...so flop, then?

http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp139/mostdays/ofcourse.gif

metamorpha
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:30 PM
I don't know if they're iconic or flops but I always think Venus has more creative flair and better taste than Serena. Probably not only in fashion.

vozas
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:40 PM
Venus is a fashion icon.. Koto Bolofo made a goddam fashion photography book about her.
http://www.marieclaire.it/var/marieclaire/storage/images/attualita/venus-williams/venus-williams/13868542-1-ita-IT/Venus-Williams_main_image_object.jpg

Who?

http://i55.tinypic.com/1256jo0.jpg

Queenpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:42 PM
Flops. Just like at FO this week.

shaktincredible
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:45 PM
definitely the fashion icon.

both of them have a great taste of style. love serena and venus :)

atominside
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:45 PM
Flops. Just like at FO this week.

Glad you edited that reply:lol:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/01/19/article-0-0CD273DC000005DC-851_634x487.jpg
http://pinoytutorial.com/lifebytes/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Venus-Williams.jpg
http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/slaves-to-fashion/2010/01/25/0125venus-williams-australian-open2_fa.jpg

totally classy

Wiggly
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:52 PM
Much of the EleVen's line has been a flop although there's been some progress this year.

vozas
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:53 PM
That crap Vinas has been wearing for the past years is horrible. She's truly a bad designer and have no idea what she was thinking when she designed that shit.

The Witch-king
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:09 PM
Venus and Serena have been fashion icons. Whether you like what they wear or not they changed the way tennis outfits on the court. Before chicks were wearing boring retarded shapeless shit like this:


http://0.tqn.com/d/tennis/1/0/A/F/jennifer-capriati.jpg

http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/db/d3/0,,12781~8704987,00.jpg

http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/files/2008/06/sharapova1.jpg

http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/attachments/college-wrestling/3048d1335890260-iowa-signs-no-1-recruiting-class-03sld7.jpg

No shade.

Queenpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:11 PM
Wearing ugly-tacky clothes doesnt make you a fashion icon. NOBODY wore what they're wearing so it pretty much means they weren fashionly ICONIC to anyone.

The Witch-king
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:11 PM
Who?



:rolls: Oh I forgot. If vozas doesn't know who someone is, they are irrelevant.

Every significant person in business, entertainment, fashion and politics weeps.:lol:

kwilliams
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:13 PM
Oops, I voted flops by accident. They're icons, of course!

Queenpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:14 PM
Oops, I voted flops by accident. They're icons, of course!

Righttttttt. You were being honest but then discovered it was a public poll and didnt wanna get bad repped by fellow ws stans :oh:

Tennisstar86
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:18 PM
I'd say Serena is middle of the road because since she signed with Nike its all been cookie cutter, but nice none the less. Most people get excited about her looks mainly cause shes got curves. Her "nice" dressed these days have more to do with how her curves fill out these plain jane dresses than anything else. When she was with Puma the only questionable thing she wore was that cat suit.

Venus has had some questionable looks with Eleven, and that AO 2002 (was it 2002?) where her boobs where flying out. but shes also had some killer looks with it. Her dress at the french was simple but nice.

Also, off the court they usually look stunning as well. Of the girls on tour, Serena/ Venus/ Sharapova/ Hingis/ Seles always have their stuff together off the court, but that might also have to do with the fact that they have the most money....

Sure sometimes they take risk that are flops, but if you're boring (Like Serena has been since she signed with Nike) you're just middle of the road.

barmaid
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:31 PM
I always got a "kick" out of both their outfits:bounce: they were always creative and innovative,:cool: Serena was very "brave" to wear some of hers:eek: but nevertheless she wanted to make a statement and it usually was the talk of the tournament.:hearts: Venus wore some earlier outfits that I liked but lately they are questionable:confused:, different patches on her outfits and some were fugly.:help:.but I applaud them for their efforts:clap2:..they wanted to be different and to standout from the others with some flair and style :hearts:so that in itself is an accomplishment!:worship:


Barmaid:wavey:

The Dawntreader
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:59 PM
They are truly iconic fashion wise in tennis. And of course they've flopped sometimes, but if you don't flop in fashion as well then it's not really fashion.

Alejandrawrrr
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:03 PM
Venus actually used to be one of the consistently best-dressed players on tour in the early 2000s. Recent years though :help: Loved those short little dresses with the cut out backs, etc. Then she went a little "meh" and circa 2009 became a bit of a disaster, with the OCCASIONAL good look(the tina turner Wimb 2010, the short black leather USO 2010 dresses :drool:)

As for The Queen?
http://thestartingfive.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ridic.bmp
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_QzKt6uLkkk/Tacki4qLerI/AAAAAAAAFHA/NamJbWTYijo/s1600/craziest_williams_sisters_outfits_04.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01644/20040901-serena-st_1644799i.jpg
Your fave could never.

Cosmic Voices
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:34 PM
Venus actually used to be one of the consistently best-dressed players on tour in the early 2000s. Recent years though :help: Loved those short little dresses with the cut out backs, etc. Then she went a little "meh" and circa 2009 became a bit of a disaster, with the OCCASIONAL good look(the tina turner Wimb 2010, the short black leather USO 2010 dresses :drool:)

As for The Queen?
http://thestartingfive.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ridic.bmp
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_QzKt6uLkkk/Tacki4qLerI/AAAAAAAAFHA/NamJbWTYijo/s1600/craziest_williams_sisters_outfits_04.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01644/20040901-serena-st_1644799i.jpg
Your fave could never.


i'm glad my fave never :spit:

The Witch-king
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:44 PM
I'm sorry but everyone here is assuming their fashions being iconic means they have to like every outfit they ever wore.

When deciding whether Venus and Serena are fashion icons or not I would look at the following:

Their impact on pop culture (undeniable)
The influence (undeniable)
The notoriety/fame of their their fashion (undeniable)

And not whether I personally like what they wear.

P.s. eing a fashion icon doesn't mean everything will be a hit

jameshazza
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:54 PM
Nobody is truly iconic anymore. Thank God Masha hot her gems in before Nike went generic. Have you ever seen the shit they put on at fashion shows, most people puke at it, so it's not really about whether it's nice or not.

tennislover
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:25 PM
ReeRee - Fashion icon
VeeVee - Fashion flop



it's the contrary:
Venus is quite elegant due to her stunning body
Serena is the worst dressed ever

tennislover
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:27 PM
Venus actually used to be one of the consistently best-dressed players on tour in the early 2000s. Recent years though :help: Loved those short little dresses with the cut out backs, etc. Then she went a little "meh" and circa 2009 became a bit of a disaster, with the OCCASIONAL good look(the tina turner Wimb 2010, the short black leather USO 2010 dresses :drool:)

As for The Queen?
http://thestartingfive.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ridic.bmp
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_QzKt6uLkkk/Tacki4qLerI/AAAAAAAAFHA/NamJbWTYijo/s1600/craziest_williams_sisters_outfits_04.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01644/20040901-serena-st_1644799i.jpg
Your fave could never.

It's difficult to imagine something worst

Queenpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:27 PM
Your fave could never.

Thank god, my fave has CLASS and ELEGANCE, something yours will never have, no matter how rich she is.

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m37q46MNyM1qd7lipo5_250.gif

tennislover
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:32 PM
Thank god, my fave has CLASS and ELEGANCE, something yours will never have, no matter how rich she is.

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m37q46MNyM1qd7lipo5_250.gif

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/misc/f_05-26-sharapova-maria01.jpg

actually she is pretty elegant

dreamgoddess099
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:55 PM
Thank god, my fave has CLASS and ELEGANCE, something yours will never have, no matter how rich she is.

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m37q46MNyM1qd7lipo5_250.gif

Stop trippin, your fave ain't all that.

Sombrerero loco
Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:12 PM
fashion flops of course. they would ashame you for sure

ExXotikal
Jun 6th, 2012, 12:33 AM
I would call both Icons but Sarin ruined her legacy with..

this (http://www.aneresdesigns.com/) :bigcry:


Serena really did the most with this :haha: :sobbing: I'm CTFU at the old frontpage

Glad you edited that reply:lol:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/01/19/article-0-0CD273DC000005DC-851_634x487.jpg
http://pinoytutorial.com/lifebytes/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Venus-Williams.jpg
http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/slaves-to-fashion/2010/01/25/0125venus-williams-australian-open2_fa.jpg

totally classy

Much of the EleVen's line has been a flop although there's been some progress this year.

That crap Vinas has been wearing for the past years is horrible. She's truly a bad designer and have no idea what she was thinking when she designed that shit.

:spit: Y'all clowing Vinas, love it :rolls:

Serena's outfits have been legendary since she signed up wit Nike between 04 and 05. It was short but the impact is undeniable.

Venus is tripping with her tacky fashion. The worst was prolly that Alice in Wonderland monstruosity she wore at the AO last year. I felt personaly offended.

toxina90
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:12 AM
It's hard to say. Most of the time they look like a bag of hammers :unsure:

dynamoRockstarr
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:15 AM
Coming to Vee's rescue :angel:
http://photos.killervirgo.com/wimbledon2008-01.jpghttp://photos.killervirgo.com/usopen-venusoutfitblack.jpghttp://us.open-tennis.com/images/venus-williams.jpg
http://photos.killervirgo.com/usopen-venusoutfit4.jpghttp://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2257/pop2williams166er.jpg
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q120/DMG100/williamsvenus.jpg
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q120/DMG100/USO10-3.jpghttp://www.catwalkqueen.tv/assets_c/2008/07/tennis_7-thumb-430x637-124039.jpg

Now, moving on...

Sometimes they're icons, sometimes they're total flops. Going out there in there designs, and overall bringing more of an on-style dimension to tennis, I say icons.

ExXotikal
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:19 AM
I 'memba that USOpen when Venus was dressing herself like a cheap slut with gliterry way too short pink and black dress. She really tried it :rolls:

Serenus Christ
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Who?

http://i55.tinypic.com/1256jo0.jpg

"Koto Bolofo was born in South Africa in 1959 and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed and made short films for magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has created advertising campaigns for companies including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dom Pérignon. Bolofo lives in the Vendée, France and his books with Steidl include Venus, I Spy with my Little Eye, Something beginning with S, Vroom!, La Maison and Grande Complications."

Edit: You know those Maria Cole Haan ad's? He shot them.

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/usuckH0/BlowsKiss.gif

gc-spurs
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Both. They're undeniably iconic in sports fashion, but to be iconic you kinda have to be a bit different and sometimes risqué, hence garnering a name as a flop as well.

sharapovababe
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:09 AM
"Koto Bolofo was born in South Africa in 1959 and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed and made short films for magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has created advertising campaigns for companies including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dom Pérignon. Bolofo lives in the Vendée, France and his books with Steidl include Venus, I Spy with my Little Eye, Something beginning with S, Vroom!, La Maison and Grande Complications."

Edit: You know those Maria Cole Haan ad's? He shot them.

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/usuckH0/BlowsKiss.gif

um okay so maria and venus are both photographed by koto bofogolo??? whats the big deal LoL

it-girl
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:18 AM
Of course they are Icons the question is why is this even a poll.

sharapovababe
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:20 AM
Of course they are Icons the question is why is this even a poll.

um its obviously a poll because people DISAGREE thats why the poll isn't ONE SIDED.

serena is definitely a fashion icon but her sister is NOT

it-girl
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:27 AM
um its obviously a poll because people DISAGREE thats why the poll isn't ONE SIDED.

serena is definitely a fashion icon but her sister is NOTOf course people disagree but I would love to see a Sharapova fan start a thread like this about her and ask the same question instead of one about Venus & Serena.

As for Venus she has had many iconic outfits and she doesn't need validation from any one on this forum either. A LOT of players have had outfits that people do not like but that does not represent their entire body of work either and believe me I could go down the list on a lot of these players.

sharapovababe
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:30 AM
i tried to start a thread but it wouldn't let me :shrug:

obviously ur a fan of venus I'm not going to listen to what you say..

jameshazza
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:31 AM
i tried to start a thread but it wouldn't let me :shrug:

obviously ur a fan of venus I'm not going to listen to what you say..

You need to have over 500 posts or something.

sharapovababe
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:32 AM
The big deal is that Koto Bolofo didn't follow Maria for a year to make an avant garde photography book about her.

Koto's reaction to seeing Venus walking the streets of London......

"I turned a corner in Covent Garden and there was this tall, beautiful black woman," remembers Bolofo, "and I thought, 'I fancy her!' I'd never seen such a graceful woman. She was wearing a bright fluorescent pink raincoat and stood out like a sore thumb." Bolofo contacted her agent, suggesting the project. He had wanted to photograph her ever since he watched her win Wimbledon on the TV. "There was such a strength of woman in her," he says. "I had never seen anyone like this. She was like a gazelle, so pure. But I wanted to photograph her my way - not as a sports star with lots of muscles, but as a woman."

thats cute but has nothing to do with her being a fashion icon/flop. he thought she was pretty.......ok.......

winone23
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:33 AM
um okay so maria and venus are both photographed by koto bofogolo??? whats the big deal LoL

The big deal is that Koto Bolofo didn't follow Maria for a year to make an avant garde photography book about her.

Koto's reaction to seeing Venus walking the streets of London......

"I turned a corner in Covent Garden and there was this tall, beautiful black woman," remembers Bolofo, "and I thought, 'I fancy her!' I'd never seen such a graceful woman. She was wearing a bright fluorescent pink raincoat and stood out like a sore thumb." Bolofo contacted her agent, suggesting the project. He had wanted to photograph her ever since he watched her win Wimbledon on the TV. "There was such a strength of woman in her," he says. "I had never seen anyone like this. She was like a gazelle, so pure. But I wanted to photograph her my way - not as a sports star with lots of muscles, but as a woman."

Potato
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:34 AM
Well, they contributed dramatically to the glamorization of tennis so they are both icons.

winone23
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:35 AM
thats cute but has nothing to do with her being a fashion icon/flop. he thought she was pretty.......ok.......

In case you don't know Cole Haan is flopping in Nike is trying to get rid of it because it's not making a profit.

winone23
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:35 AM
Well, they contributed dramatically to the glamorization of tennis so they are both icons.

Agree!

sharapovababe
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:37 AM
In case you don't know Cole Haan is flopping in Nike is trying to get rid of it because it's not making a profit.

is it flopping as hard as venus's career? if so, i'd sell that shit too LOL

Reptilia
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:37 AM
They are icons in the sense that the are widely known for having terrible fashion sense. Admittedly not so much in the last couple of years

Potato
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:39 AM
Agree!

Yep! Fashion isn't always whether everyone likes it or not, it's about doing something different and dramatic. I, for instance, don't like some of Serena's earlier clothing (2002 USO was :hearts: though), but there's no doubt that her dress was different and more exciting than the boring stuff all the other girls wore.

However, I would still say that Sharapova is the current fashion icon of tennis (and sports), hands down. However, that has a lot to do with her natural looks that got her all of these clothing and glamor deals.

jameshazza
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:40 AM
is it flopping as hard as venus's career? if so, i'd sell that shit too LOL

I can't...:hysteric:
Seriously, who is this?

Nicolás89
Jun 6th, 2012, 02:54 AM
They are icons in the sense that the are widely known for having terrible fashion sense.

DEAD. :hysteric:

V-MAC
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:31 AM
Venus in her peak reebok days was quite something:hearts:
The fitted, halter-neck dresses were her trademark and they complimented her body perfectly. I always really loved her Wimbledon 2001 outfit and find it so underrated.
Really hard to find good pictures that justify it though.
http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2001/07/01/Venus__t640.jpg?a6ea3ebd4438a44b86d2e9c39ecf761300 5fe067
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/281/647/992562_display_image.jpg?1278030899
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1420000/images/_1424400_venus300.jpg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1415000/images/_1415785_venus300.jpg

Vee's peak reebok days ensure her status as a tennis fashion icon, regardless of what people think of EleVen:)

winone23
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:53 AM
is it flopping as hard as venus's career? if so, i'd sell that shit too LOL

Actually Venus playing tennis with Sjogren's is going to make her a bigger icon, she's already inspiring people with autoimmune diseases across the globe, including soccer player Stephen McPhail who reached out to tennis icon Venus Williams for help.

xr6turbo
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Venus in her peak reebok days was quite something:hearts:
The fitted, halter-neck dresses were her trademark and they complimented her body perfectly. I always really loved her Wimbledon 2001 outfit and find it so underrated.
Really hard to find good pictures that justify it though.
http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2001/07/01/Venus__t640.jpg?a6ea3ebd4438a44b86d2e9c39ecf761300 5fe067
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/281/647/992562_display_image.jpg?1278030899
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1420000/images/_1424400_venus300.jpg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1415000/images/_1415785_venus300.jpg

Vee's peak reebok days ensure her status as a tennis fashion icon, regardless of what people think of EleVen:)
This dress was PEAK Reebok :hearts:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01644/20030625-venus_1644848i.jpg

duhcity
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:26 AM
Peak Pierce is always the answer.

She was one of the first to transition from the old style. Your fave does, because of Mary

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/9572/rg1995dt9.jpg
http://www.mary-pierce.org/RG_1999/1027652.jpg
http://www.photosport.com/profiles/pierce/pier0242.jpg
http://www.monoli.com/tennis/austra98/pierce2.jpg
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8295/rg2002iv2.jpg

dynamoRockstarr
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:28 AM
This dress was PEAK Reebok :hearts:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01644/20030625-venus_1644848i.jpg

:worship:

Charlatan
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Peak Pierce is always the answer.

:crying2: Peak Pierce everywhere

V-MAC
Jun 6th, 2012, 05:16 AM
Of course, the Diane Von Furstenberg corset dress from Wimbledon 2003 was all kinds of amazing:worship:

Sam L
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:10 AM
Thank god, my fave has CLASS and ELEGANCE, something yours will never have, no matter how rich she is.

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m37q46MNyM1qd7lipo5_250.gif

Her dresses are nice but boring.

The Williams sisters are the Lenglen of their era. Taking tennis fashion to another level. And taking tennis to another level too for that matter.

Sam L
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:16 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fsMQeprDD_Y/S7HKtdGMgkI/AAAAAAAAA5w/SUjOfdAPMbs/s1600/Venus+Williams+Miami.jpg

The corset

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/21237545160serena.jpg

The Country Club dress

http://www.jayforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ridic.bmp

The Catsuit

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBM80yM578uvd9TgU-fD0-0lot0Nv2cUgeaHcbgHOAfa2e_uOnDSAU1MjNnA

The Peek-a-boo

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00066/SNS3066A-200x260_66594a.jpg

The Cameroon

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Hclf0lyYHns/TW05T3PrcwI/AAAAAAAAAJg/gbj54j44rf8/s1600/serena.jpg

The leather dress

http://askmissa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/venus-williams-at-wimbleton-2011-2-1.jpg

The retro dress

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Creative and influential. :worship:

Stamp Paid
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:17 AM
They've had some successes, and they've had some failures. But they've been infinitely more interesting and noteworthy than anything your fave will ever wear.

atominside
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:20 AM
boring? really? :help:
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/sharapova_usopen2005_10114.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CVSDvZWc7BU/TnEN8ScTFII/AAAAAAAAE_Y/K_m2rA0OmdQ/s1600/maria+sharapova+tennis+outfits+3.jpg
http://www.mariasharapova.com/media/475981/miami064.jpg
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/French+Open+Roland+Garros+2008+Day+Four+Ky0OpZXEd8 8l.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Maria+Sharapova+2012+Australian+Open+Day+6+x9u3IZN __5sl.jpg

This is just a few. Sharapova's dresses are anything but boring:wavey:

atominside
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:21 AM
Her dresses are nice but boring.

The Williams sisters are the Lenglen of their era. Taking tennis fashion to another level. And taking tennis to another level too for that matter.

boring? really? :help:
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/sharapova_usopen2005_10114.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CVSDvZWc7BU/TnEN8ScTFII/AAAAAAAAE_Y/K_m2rA0OmdQ/s1600/maria+sharapova+tennis+outfits+3.jpg
http://www.mariasharapova.com/media/475981/miami064.jpg
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/French+Open+Roland+Garros+2008+Day+Four+Ky0OpZXEd8 8l.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Maria+Sharapova+2012+Australian+Open+Day+6+x9u3IZN __5sl.jpg

This is just a few. Sharapova's dresses are anything but boring:wavey:

Stamp Paid
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Yes, boring. All Nike stuff is really. :lol:

Stamp Paid
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:26 AM
I liked Tatiana Golovin's Lacoste stuff, Kournikova's Adidas stuff was always nice, as well as Kirilenko when she was wearing the Stella dresses. Wozniacki does them no justice.

Maddox
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:26 AM
Icons by far... Your faves could never :armed:

Venus had amazing Reebok outfits, my favourite being the Wimbledon 2007
And I am a fan of ALL her EleVen designs, even the slutty ones :oh:

Serena's dresses with Nike are very classy and they fit her body type well :worship:

it-girl
Jun 6th, 2012, 07:20 AM
Thank god, my fave has CLASS and ELEGANCE, something yours will never have, no matter how rich she is.

She sure does http://i.imgur.com/JWzYW.gif I'm sure she was only praying here with her classy self:rolleyes:

Stop trying to think your favorite is perfect because she is not. None of them are, they are only human.

Stamp Paid
Jun 6th, 2012, 07:24 AM
She sure does http://i.imgur.com/JWzYW.gif I'm sure she was only praying here with her classy self:rolleyes:

Stop trying to think your favorite is perfect because she is not. None of them are, they are only human.Yes, pull out the receipts.

5cmMpZekjD8

Sounding like a sailor. :oh:

Drake1980
Jun 6th, 2012, 07:26 AM
:lol:

Sam L
Jun 6th, 2012, 07:27 AM
Yes, pull out the receipts.

5cmMpZekjD8

Sounding like a sailor. :oh:

I was there during that match. :oh: Such a hot day that was. :sad:

I still think her dresses are boring. I mean some of them you could've seen on Chrissie back in the 70s with slight alterations.

You can't say that about most of the Sisters' dresses.

But boring doesn't have to be bad. You can still have boring but chic and stylish dresses which is what it is with a lot of Maria's dresses. It suits her style. But I don't think she pushed the fashion envelope at all but any means.

Stamp Paid
Jun 6th, 2012, 07:31 AM
I was there during that match. :oh: Such a hot day that was. :sad:

I still think her dresses are boring. I mean some of them you could've seen on Chrissie back in the 70s with slight alterations.

You can't say that about most of the Sisters' dresses.

But boring doesn't have to be bad. You can still have boring but chic and stylish dresses which is what it is with a lot of Maria's dresses. It suits her style. But I don't think she pushed the fashion envelope at all but any means.
I think she tried something out of the box here.
http://www.womenstennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sharapova-wimbledon.jpg
I actually thought the ruffles were cute. The shorts set gave Kournikova teas. And her babydoll dress at the AO 2006 was cute.

The Witch-king
Jun 6th, 2012, 08:40 AM
I was there during that match. :oh: Such a hot day that was. :sad:

I still think her dresses are boring. I mean some of them you could've seen on Chrissie back in the 70s with slight alterations.

You can't say that about most of the Sisters' dresses.

But boring doesn't have to be bad. You can still have boring but chic and stylish dresses which is what it is with a lot of Maria's dresses. It suits her style. But I don't think she pushed the fashion envelope at all but any means.

They are all the same dress (Sharapova's) but with a different color. Same fit, same length, same cut each and every time.

She has a nice figure which goes with the shape of the dresses she wears I guess.

cautiouslip
Jun 6th, 2012, 09:14 AM
definitely fashion icons for tennis. Thats not to say that I always like their outfits, but they have pushed the boundaries

Kworb
Jun 6th, 2012, 10:29 AM
Serena an icon. Venus a flop.

vswfan
Jun 6th, 2012, 10:39 AM
boring? really? :help:


This is just a few. Sharapova's dresses are anything but boring:wavey:

Maria has some nice outfits but some of the pictures you posted like 2005 USO and AO this year is really boring...

To me 2006 was her peak. I love the two pieces in Doha, Miami and the dresses in Wimbledon, US Open.
She had some success in 2007 too. That swan dress at Wimbledon and US Open night dress are gorgeous!

BartoliBabes
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:29 AM
i have loved everything the Williams' have ever wore, honestly.

fresh.

tennislover
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:31 AM
They are icons in the sense that the are widely known for having terrible fashion sense. Admittedly not so much in the last couple of years

so true

tennislover
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:36 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fsMQeprDD_Y/S7HKtdGMgkI/AAAAAAAAA5w/SUjOfdAPMbs/s1600/Venus+Williams+Miami.jpg

The corset

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/21237545160serena.jpg

The Country Club dress

http://www.jayforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ridic.bmp

The Catsuit

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBM80yM578uvd9TgU-fD0-0lot0Nv2cUgeaHcbgHOAfa2e_uOnDSAU1MjNnA

The Peek-a-boo

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00066/SNS3066A-200x260_66594a.jpg

The Cameroon

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Hclf0lyYHns/TW05T3PrcwI/AAAAAAAAAJg/gbj54j44rf8/s1600/serena.jpg

The leather dress

http://askmissa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/venus-williams-at-wimbleton-2011-2-1.jpg

The retro dress

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Creative and influential. :worship:

as a horror gallery is great!!

tennislover
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:40 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/misc/f_05-30-Radwanska-Agnieszka02.jpg

:tape::help:

Maddox
Jun 6th, 2012, 12:18 PM
http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/2536-2/Venus+Williams+2007+Wimbledon+tennis.jpg

:hearts:

Linda R
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:05 PM
When I think of fashion icons in tennis, Sharapova, Kirilenko, Ivanvic come to mind. The Williams sisters look attention seeking and garish, great tennis players , but fashion is definitely not their forte.

The Witch-king
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:47 PM
When I think of fashion icons in tennis, Sharapova, Kirilenko, Ivanvic come to mind. The Williams sisters look attention seeking and garish, great tennis players , but fashion is definitely not their forte.

Why don't you just add Chanda Rubin, Althea Gibson and Zina Garisson in there to emphasize your point :rolleyes:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 6th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Venus and Serena has alawys been trend setters..from their fashion all the way to their game. They made tennis interesting when they were in the prime of their careers.

Geisha
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:09 PM
I haven't posted in this forum for a while, but I'm actually really surprised people don't consider them fashion icons, especially in the sport of tennis. Sure, they've both have awful and/or questionable outfits, but so have most fashion icons throughout history. There is a reason why both sisters have garnered attention from leading fashion figures; Serena is on the current cover of the most influential fashion magazine of all-time (US Vogue). Not only are their outfits memorable and creative, but most of them are beautifully designed. Here are just a few examples from Venus that I'd be super surprised if most people didn't find them visually pleasing and revolutionary for tennis players:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N_uso_wM1Ok/TVoc_oUJjOI/AAAAAAAAAVc/vhjYjz95UYs/s1600/venus-williams-wimbledon-3.jpg

http://www.abundantlifecc.net/wp-content/uploads/Venus-Williams-lace-tennis-dress.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YH3Nq5phRCE/TIJUfCsa8OI/AAAAAAAADSs/nhfsG6CBNT8/s1600/venus+2.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7go28V1kf1qdqc4eo1_400.jpg

http://yeyeolade.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/2009frenchopendayfive11fmhp5relnl.jpg

Chance
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:27 PM
interesting how some sharpy fans straight away come in and try to drag the sisters down. Anyway, it's true, there have been misses but the sisters have pushed the enevlope and have stirred things up. I remember the fuss Serena's catsuit made,the board crashed with the excitment. Anyhoo, I would love to see more pics. the above pics are great, but that's not even top5 .

Whatever happend to Adidas, They have the worse clone outfits ever, Did Anna K take the designers with her when she left....

Belmont Lad
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Venus used to look very good in Reebok designs and Serena was :worship: in Puma. Since then it has become pedestrian Serena in lacklustre Nike and disastrous Venus in her Eleven line. :shrug:

razzer
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:48 PM
They are not icons. Icons are emulated. Noone follows their style. Also, fashion icons are usually pretty.

Berlin_Calling
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Venus used to have nice outfits with Reebok, but Eleven is just horrible. Uninspired designs, awkward fits, tacky patterns and worst of all, the fabrics used look like cheap polyester! Eleven has really ruined Venus' fashion legacy on court, which is a shame because she had some great outfits in the early 2000s. Off the court, Venus has zero style.

Serena's had safe choices on court for the last few years, nothing too iconic... Her gladiator dress from Wimbledon 2004 was kind of nice. Her offcourt style is infinitely better than Venus' though, she knows how to dress to flatter her body type.

Sharapova and Federer have been the tennis fashion icons for the last decade with Masha's 2008 Wimbledon tuxedo look being the chicest, most original outfit during this time.

jameshazza
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Sharapova did have many great outfits from '05-'10. However, as with Serena Nike has just given them same old same old for years. But fashion is undisputedly associated with all three women, so yeah even though right now nobody on tour is a fashion icon, they are still known as such.

The Kaz
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Fashion flops. They have no friggen idea of what looks good :tape:

Berlin_Calling
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:33 PM
I haven't posted in this forum for a while, but I'm actually really surprised people don't consider them fashion icons, especially in the sport of tennis. Sure, they've both have awful and/or questionable outfits, but so have most fashion icons throughout history. There is a reason why both sisters have garnered attention from leading fashion figures; Serena is on the current cover of the most influential fashion magazine of all-time (US Vogue). Not only are their outfits memorable and creative, but most of them are beautifully designed. Here are just a few examples from Venus that I'd be super surprised if most people didn't find them visually pleasing and revolutionary for tennis players:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N_uso_wM1Ok/TVoc_oUJjOI/AAAAAAAAAVc/vhjYjz95UYs/s1600/venus-williams-wimbledon-3.jpg

http://www.abundantlifecc.net/wp-content/uploads/Venus-Williams-lace-tennis-dress.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YH3Nq5phRCE/TIJUfCsa8OI/AAAAAAAADSs/nhfsG6CBNT8/s1600/venus+2.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7go28V1kf1qdqc4eo1_400.jpg

http://yeyeolade.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/2009frenchopendayfive11fmhp5relnl.jpg

Serena being on the cover of Vogue has NOTHING to do with her fashion sense :lol: Kind of an irrelevant argument...

vozas
Jun 6th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Maria has some nice outfits but some of the pictures you posted like 2005 USO and AO this year is really boring...

To me 2006 was her peak. I love the two pieces in Doha, Miami and the dresses in Wimbledon, US Open.
She had some success in 2007 too. That swan dress at Wimbledon and US Open night dress are gorgeous!

The slutty red one? :help:

The day one was awesome though.

supermod
Jun 6th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Iconic... in a very bad way.

tennismaster8820
Jun 6th, 2012, 05:38 PM
I loved Venus look in Wimbledon 2004 :hearts:, could not find any pictures though, only video of match
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pierce85
Jun 6th, 2012, 05:43 PM
For Serena there's only one pic that needs to be posted that settles the matter for good

http://i47.tinypic.com/351y51g.jpg

Linda R
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Sharapova and Ivanovic could wear a sack and look good, Serena has toned down her outfits in recent years, which was a good idea, her body type doesn't lend itself to being a fashion icon.

Dav.
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Serena, Venus, Kournikova and Sharapova are all tennis fashion icons. Lesser known players, like the one I stan for, have had great looks as well, but these four have given the WTA its glamorous appeal to mainstream audiences.

cehowardrx7
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:30 PM
I am a SOLID Williams Sisters fan, with that said, Venus sometimes outfits are sometimes dam right ugly. Serena, she is oool, and she doesn't design her stuff either. I recall back when Venus was younger and at her peak or near peak, and she would come out in one of them funny looking outfits that would be so tight, she had to pull it every second. It was crazy.

I love them both, even with the funny looking outfits..:cool:

Sammo
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Aneres >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chanel, Versace, Armani, Dior, Givenchy...

espntennis
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:38 PM
I consider this desperate.


Glad you edited that reply:lol:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/01/19/article-0-0CD273DC000005DC-851_634x487.jpg
http://pinoytutorial.com/lifebytes/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Venus-Williams.jpg
http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/slaves-to-fashion/2010/01/25/0125venus-williams-australian-open2_fa.jpg

totally classy

Dodoboy.
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:57 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N_uso_wM1Ok/TVoc_oUJjOI/AAAAAAAAAVc/vhjYjz95UYs/s1600/venus-williams-wimbledon-3.jpg

This is stunning. Runway ready, this definitely slipped under the radar.

Why is this even a thread though, these idiots can't discuss fashion if you have no clue who Koto Bolofo is. The general posts in this thread :help:

Who brought up failpova? :banghead:

Sianta
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:09 AM
They have both had some hits & misses. I prefer Reebok Venus & Nike Serena rather than Eleven & Puma versions of them. Any outfit that has players pulling down the skirt or constantly adjusting the straps is a flop. I wish more players would watch a video of themselves training in an outfit rather than standing still in front of mirror before they head onto court for a match. Some outfits (particular Venus') have looked great when she walked on the court but once she starts playing she is fussing around and constantly adjusting them, it takes away from the outfit. How on earth does a clothing manufacturer expect to sell clothes if they don't do the job they're designed for (ie tennis dress not night on the town dress).
For me to consider someone an icon you need to have many more hits than flops and have a style that people want to follow, so the Venus & Serena fall somewhere in the middle.

ExXotikal
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:15 AM
Of course they are Icons the question is why is this even a poll.

Not Venus. You need to stop making her happen.

http://www.upload.ee/image/1421609/Riiight.gif

jrm
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:40 AM
Venus claims to be some sort of a 'designer' but cannot put something on that keeps going up :tape: i don't know what's worse: Nadal pulling it out or Venus pulling it down :haha:

Sianta
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Venus claims to be some sort of a 'designer' but cannot put something on that keeps going up :tape: i don't know what's worse: Nadal pulling it out or Venus pulling it down :haha:

:lol:
You'd think with their cash they could afford comfy undies (where's Pat Rafter when you need him).

Linda R
Jun 7th, 2012, 02:45 AM
:lol:
You'd think with their cash they could afford comfy undies (where's Pat Rafter when you need him).

The gorgeous Pat

http://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Rafter-tw-460x306.jpg

razzer
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:41 AM
They are not pretty. Enough said.

it-girl
Jun 7th, 2012, 05:22 AM
Not Venus. You need to stop making her happen.

http://www.upload.ee/image/1421609/Riiight.gifVenus is definitely an Icon. People may not like some of her eleven work on this forum but there are many people who do. She has had some really great outfits throughout her career including the eleven collection. I may not like everything my favorite wears but her iconic status has already been established. Ralph Lauren even teamed up with Venus letting her design a limited edition dress and believe me Ralph Lauren would not have been interested if Venus was not happening, only Icons are sought out like that.

Ciarán
Jun 7th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Of course they are Icons the question is why is this even a poll.

Well; 'Flop' is currently leading the poll, so I guess that means that their icon status in this field is indeed up for discussion.

geoepee
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:03 PM
Well; 'Flop' is currently leading the poll, so I guess that means that their icon status in this field is indeed up for discussion.

A tired ass poll in a forum that's rife with Williams sister haters, kids without a historical perspective on tennis let alone fashion does NOT deem if they are fashion icons or not. Keep trying though.

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Venus+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Zac+Posen+Front+8zCYgP gt-44l.jpg

I'd ask those in the know.

Serenus Christ
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:45 PM
A tired ass poll in a forum that's rife with Williams sister haters, kids without a historical perspective on tennis let alone fashion does NOT deem if they are fashion icons or not. Keep trying though.


I'd ask those in the know.

YAS bring up the anna and andre pictures

serena stays unBOTHERED

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Michael+Kors+icy5F5I0 N5gl.jpg

Alejandrawrrr
Jun 7th, 2012, 01:02 PM
A tired ass poll in a forum that's rife with Williams sister haters, kids without a historical perspective on tennis let alone fashion does NOT deem if they are fashion icons or not. Keep trying though.

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Venus+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Zac+Posen+Front+8zCYgP gt-44l.jpg

I'd ask those in the know.

YAS bring up the anna and andre pictures

serena stays unBOTHERED

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Michael+Kors+icy5F5I0 N5gl.jpg

yas The Queen is flawless and perchedT next to her fellow icon :worship:
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Rodarte+Front+M4oLK41 8LJ7l.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Rodarte+Front+D-uX22uWOeVl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Vera+Wang+Front+tCz6e hHs5Mhl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Vera+Wang+Front+7Uy1P mV7Qg-l.jpg

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 7th, 2012, 01:09 PM
Icons.

Though Ree's oncourt outfits are rather tame for ages now. Vee still makes lots of daring choices.

Ciarán
Jun 7th, 2012, 01:46 PM
A tired ass poll in a forum that's rife with Williams sister haters, kids without a historical perspective on tennis let alone fashion does NOT deem if they are fashion icons or not. Keep trying though.

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Venus+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Zac+Posen+Front+8zCYgP gt-44l.jpg

I'd ask those in the know.

She has sat beside Anna Wintour? Well holy fuck, that just throws everyone's opinion out the window and makes it fact. Let us not forget that the likes of Nicki Minaj have had the pleasure of being seated next to Ms. Wintour. Another fashion icon (LOL) no doubt :lol:.

EDIT: For the record; I voted the William Sisters as iconic.

http://www.x17online.com/images/photo-sets/conv/NMinaj082811_X17/NMinaj082811_02-full.jpg

xr6turbo
Jun 7th, 2012, 01:50 PM
http://www.marieclaire.it/var/marieclaire/storage/images/moda/esclusivo/for-venus-williams/venus-williams__18/8097553-1-ita-IT/venus_williams_main_image_object.jpg

THE NERD
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:03 PM
First of all the William sisters were the FIRST EVER to bring fashion to women's tennis (like or hate it)...hence tennis fans didn't only get their tix worth in big babe tennis, they also got to see style & elegance.
Compare and contrast what Graf, Seles, Sanchez Vicario, Navratilova, etc wore during their days! They literally looked like tom boys.


Therefore Iconic; most of the WTA players look up to them and copy them anyway, including Caro who recently revealed she does chit chat fashion when hanging out with Serena!

goat
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:16 PM
YAS bring up the anna and andre pictures

serena stays unBOTHERED

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Michael+Kors+icy5F5I0 N5gl.jpg

I was there once.

AliceMariaRenka
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:32 PM
I thought Serena looked lovely at this year's Roland Garros. She looked awful at Eastbourne last year.

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:33 PM
YAS bring up the anna and andre pictures

serena stays unBOTHERED

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Serena+Williams+Anna+Wintour+Michael+Kors+icy5F5I0 N5gl.jpg

Deelishis :confused:

ACEof DIAMONDS
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:35 PM
First of all the William sisters were the FIRST EVER to bring fashion to women's tennis (like or hate it)...hence tennis fans didn't only get their tix worth in big babe tennis, they also got to see style & elegance.
Compare and contrast what Graf, Seles, Sanchez Vicario, Navratilova, etc wore during their days! They literally looked like tom boys.


Therefore Iconic; most of the WTA players look up to them and copy them anyway, including Caro who recently revealed she does chit chat fashion when hanging out with Serena!

Actually it was Suzanne Lenglen, and many women after that well before the Williams sisters.

AliceMariaRenka
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Does anyone actually care about fashion on the tennis court? Did Steffi and the other great players of the past? And did the people who flocked to see her and the great players? DId their so called boring clothes stop fans wanting tickets for their matches? Does anyone remember fashion? Isn't it here today gone tomorrow? I also think the whole fashion industry is just so fake and most designers don't even do the designing and the clothes are still made in the developing world anyway just like the cheap ones from Primark!

While it's nice if someone looks nice, it's even nicer if they win! I just wonder what the Williams sisters careers would have been if they had been focussed even more on their tennis that's all.

lenusu
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:43 PM
In my opinion, both the sisters are fashion icons and wonderful players.

it-girl
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Well; 'Flop' is currently leading the poll, so I guess that means that their icon status in this field is indeed up for discussion.It's not up for discussion especially here. Most of the people voting flop are haters anyway and would not even begin to know how to separate their hate to really discuss this subject.

toby07
Jun 7th, 2012, 05:06 PM
I think Venus has some style (off court) but the dresses she wears on the court are horrible. Serena does not have fashion or class from the TV.
All she has is passion for the game unless she loses or is losing, then it is all drama and re-runs on tennis channels.
Venus could or has gotten there. I don't know enough about her clothes to make a final say. Serena should cover those manly arms though.
I don't care if you are Asian, European, Latin or American women with muscular arms in a dress is an oxymoron. From the photos I see here, I say flop. AFAIK, Americans are not discussing them at all when it comes to fashion. Most people would look at actors & actresses for fashion statements not athletic women.
Beyonce can put out anything and outsell the Williams sisters. Venus has a better head on her shoulders than Serena though.

For the reck-urd: Not a hater, their games are nice, just not their clothes.

Ciarán
Jul 11th, 2012, 09:08 PM
What did everyone think of their SW19 outfits?

FoxyliciousKhat
Jul 11th, 2012, 09:45 PM
For all the idiots questioning Venus fashion designer sense take a look at the crap SOME renown fashion icons put on the run way and you will get an idea why Venus thinks she can push the envelope.

Heck look at what Ralph Lauren has for the US team to wear and you'll see even the best makes mistakes.

Some things may look good on the runway but they will never translate or look good off. Some of the things in fashion have no place on the tennis court and I think that may be Venus' prime mistake.

People want to judge other by the fee mistakes the make. If that were they care in real life then half of these designer would have quit year ago.

I'll be the first to admit she's had a heap of misses but she's also had a heap of hits. I like what she's produced this last time for eleven. the yellow nightmare are RG (IIRC) never happened. :)

As for Serena I've loved some of her puma stuff, but I like most of her Nike stuff better especially in the past 5 years.

They are fashion icons because they forced a heap of sport designing company to up the ante. And that's why more of us rush to see what the players are wearing especially in the big tournament.

We knew where this poll would go anyway.

Foxy

edificio
Jul 11th, 2012, 09:50 PM
What did everyone think of their SW19 outfits?

Very nice. Venus's was best. :)

dynamoRockstarr
Jul 12th, 2012, 12:24 AM
Yes, Vee's Wimbly dress was the best.