Venus Williams once again made an outfit pushing the fashion limits, only this time in a much better way than her shocking Australian Open 2011 choices and the most of the provocative 2010 season dresses. The American five-time Wimbledon champion (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) cruised into the second round 6-3 6-1 without facing a break point against Akgul Amanmuradova in a white EleVen clothing item with a dominant zipper in the middle.
When I first saw it I first called it a thing, because it is not a dress, it is not a two-piece outfit, but Venus herself later clarified the situation:
It was a jumper. Jumpers are very now, as is lace. The shoulders have a lot of draping, which is also in the moment. It’s just a trendy dress. It’s fun. I’m really into zippers, so it has a focal point of a zipper in the front. And the back is a cut-out, or a peek-a-boo. It’s just fun.
The outfit is not really photogenic. In some photos it looks like a kite or a tent. But it is interesting, and much better than the dresses in which she looks almost naked.
Venus’ opponent in the second round of Wimbledon will be 40 years and eight months old Kimiko Date Krumm, whose first-round victory made her the second oldest player ever to win a round at Wimbledon. It will be their first meeting.
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