Tennis Identity

Power dressing. That title goes to Serena too.

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Women Fashion Power, is a new exhibit that opens 10/29/2014 at the Design Museum in London. Dying to go! The exhibit looks at how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world and celebrates forward female thinkers who have had an impact on our wardrobes and the world stage. 

Suzanne Leglen via Daily Mail UK

Via UK Daily Mail online

So how does tennis figure in? The UK Daily Mail reports that Suzanne Leglen will be  featured because of her norm breaking "short" skirt at Wimbledon long ago. She is part of a visual women's fashion timeline which travels from boned corsets to Louboutin heels.

So who since that time has made the greatest impact in tennis using dress to break norm and enhance power?

That title goes to Serena Williams.

Serena's apparel choices have, more often than not, kicked tradition firmly aside, starting with hair beads as a young teen.

Here's Serena power play at this year's US Open. Here's the 2002 catsuit and tanother look in 2014. Refined and classic? Never. Confident and powerful, always.

Below, a wax statue at Madame Tussaude's in NYC of another ground breaking Williams style from the US Open 2004.

Serena Williams at Madame Tussauds NYC

If she fits the London exhibit's criteria, Serena should be there with Suzanne. No question.

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