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US Open fashion picks and pans 2015 – W

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Those looking for the latest in tennis fashions have no doubt taken note of the looks hitting the US Open courts. If you missed the early rounds you missed some of my favorite styles. Here’s a look at what I’m liking and what’s lacking in women’s tennis fashion this year.

Liking:

Mona Barthel in Denise Cronwall. We love floral prints in small doses and this works beautifully as a modern alternative to classic. I love the lettuce edge and combo cocktail/sundress style – so cute for the courts.

Dominica Cibulkova in Lacoste. You can never go wrong with navy and if you’ve got the figure, flaunt it in this short, fitted number.

Jelena Jankovic in Fila. Clean lines and beautiful color with defining accents of black look sharp,  elegant and sophisticated.

Genie Bouchard in Nike. This kit appeals in its simplicity and use of red, a color that can be overpowering.

Serena Williams in Nike. The animal print in this tennis dress suits Serena’s aggressive, powerful style. She has not been wearing this dress in recent rounds.

Oceane Dodin in Nike. A super young and fun combination of layered separates. Electric style with these shoes.

Heather Watson In New Balance. Pretty color combination. I love the pleated skort and full coverage tank. So fresh with the pops of lemony yellow. Note that Heather’s nails match.

Flavia Pennetta in Stella McCartney for adidas. Caroline Wozniacki wore the dress from Stella’s latest collection but I liked the separates best.

Ana Ivanovic in adidas – also being worn by Simona Halep and Kiki Mladenovic. Gorgeous, artsy print – no two pieces are the same.

Monic Puig in Ellesse.There’s something very balanced about this classic turned modern kit.

Lacking:

I actually don’t  mind Vika Azarenka’s Nike kit in concept but it looks tight and uncomfortable -perhaps she needs to go up a size to work this look. Vika added armbands yesterday to prevent chafing under her arms from the fabric. That’s a problem. Nike prides itself on no chafe fabrics and seams. Back to the drawing board with this one.

Jury’s out on these new high-top tennis shoes. What do you think?

Venus looks good in her dress of her own design for EleVen. I love the blue batik style print but don’t understand the chevron over the stomach  at all – not a place most women like to draw attention to. Only the skinniest of players will wear this one.

There were also quite a few simple separates this year – meaning solid separates that were unremarkable and kind of ho-hum. This is the big stage, not the practice court. I’m a little worried about this trend.

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  1. I thought the Stella McCartney collection was hideous as usual. The attractive Pennetta looked like she had a giant bib on her, that sort of cut her bust right down the middle. Wozniacki’s pink version was washed up and had far too many things going on — too many colours, seams, bad shape on the hips — another good looking woman in an unflattering outfit. I thought Venus’ outfit was lovely.

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