Tennis Identity

TBT RETROspective: This was once a shocking tennis dress.

Gussie Moran tennis outfit 1949Hard to believe but this tennis dress shocked the world in 1949. Gussie Moran, aka "Gorgeous Gussy," was a player with model looks who grabbed the spotlight by playing Wimbledon wearing a tennis dress that exposed lacey "bloomers" when she moved.

So scandalous!

Photographers actually lay on the ground to capture the moments in which these shorties made an appearance. 

Moran's legend lives on at the International Tennis Hall of Fame's museum where the outfit is on display.

Check out ESPN W's terrific retrospective on Moran's story.