Bethanie Mattek-Sands’ 2019 with Lucky in Love: Tattoos, hot rods and sheer crop tops marked another bold fashion year


The most eccentric WTA player when it comes to tennis fashion is definitely Bethanie Mattek-Sands. In last year’s off-season, the American teamed up with Lucky in Love and together they created a series of limited-edition capsule collections during 2019. Lucky in Love picked Bethanie as their ambassador because of her eclectic style which perfectly resonates with their mission. Let’s see how the new partnership contributed to the tennis fashion scene in 2019, as part of my annual Fashion Retrospections.

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The former doubles world No.1 is famous for her knee-high socks and colorful clothes. Her Auckland outfit gives you a good idea of what her fashion sense is about, but her love of eccentric apparel was fully on display at the following tournaments when she officially launched her own Lucky in Love line.

Bethanie Mattek Sands Sydney

At the Sydney International and the Australian Open, the American wore clothes inspired by her bold tattoos.
Bethanie Mattek Sands Sydney

The capsule collection introduced a new high-waist skirt, mesh crop tops and a limited-edition bomber jacket paying homage to Australia’s blackbird.

In the above photos, Bethanie is wearing the BMS + Lucky in Love Aussie Mesh Crop Top in black and in nude, paired with the Aussie Hi-Pleated Scallop Skirt.

Bethanie Mattek Sands Eastbourne 2019

At the Nature Valley International Eastbourne, the 34-year-old reached the doubles final with Kirsten Flipkens, rocking the Secret Agent collection. Here we can see her in the Secret Star Tie-Back Tank, featuring a dramatic slit on the back, and the matching star-print pleated skirt.

Bethanie Mattek Sands Wimbledon

Wimbledon‘s Lucky In Love Secret Star Gaze Mesh Tank blends sheer power mesh and perforated mesh with opaque fabric, matching the white mesh micro-pleated skirt.

Bethanie Mattek Sands San Jose 2019

I have three photos from the Mubadala Sillicon Valley Classic, where Bethanie presented clothes from two collections: the Disco Ace and Super Girl. In San Jose she probably wore two collections because she skipped the Miami Open and Roland Garros, tournaments were these collections were intended to be launched. In the above shot we can see Bethanie in the comic-inspired Super Girl Mesh Crop Top and the blue Super Solid Hi-Pleat Scallop Skirt.

Bethanie Mattek Sands San Jose 2019

During the tournament, the American also showcased the neon coral version of the Lucky in Love Super Girl Tie-Back Tank and the Super Print Hi-Pleat Scallop Skirt.

Bethanie Mattek Sands San Jose 2019

When it comes to the Disco Ace range, Bethanie opted for the neon yellow Lightning Justin 1.0 Top, featuring sheer mesh insets on the front and the sheer power mesh back panel that expose a black bra coordinated with a black skirt.

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Bethanie’s US Open campaign ended in the first round in both singles and doubles, but she went all the way to the title in mixed doubles competition, partnered with Jamie Murray. For the fashion-forward Grand Slam, Lucky in Love delivered the Born Free collection. The Born Free Tie Back Tank, featuring the US-flag-inspired lips, and Hi-Speedway Pleated Skirt is one outfit from the range mostly characterized by black and white checkered pattern and fire elements.

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The collection’s standout piece is the Motto Jacket, featuring hot rods, flames and star prints along metallic stud accents and asymmetrical zipper.

Bethanie Mattek Sands Wuhan 2019

In Wuhan and Beijing, Bethanie introduced the Yin Yang Flora collection inspired by Asia. The white top is similar to the yellow Disco Ace one she wore in San Jose, while the Hi-Tiger Skirt is unique for its floral/tiger print and a layered pleated tier on the back.

Bethanie Mattek Sands Beijing 2019

The skirt also perfectly pairs with the ruby Yin Yang Tie-Back Tank.

Bethanie Mattek Moscow 2019

As we could see in Moscow, the Yin Yang Flora collection also includes this Lucky in Love Hi-Off The Tiger Skirt. The tiger stripe print is contrasted by a black high elastic waistband. The texture includes  tonal mesh insets and cutouts.

How do you like Bethanie’s colorful attire in 2019? Does her collab with Lucky in Love match your taste?


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