It’s time for our Wimbledon 2023 fashion overview. This year marks a notable difference in the dress code, as players are allowed to wear colored undershorts for the first time since 2013. The change comes in response to the requests from WTA players, who complained about the anxiety they felt dressed in all-white while being on their period.
Venus Williams has skillfully incorporated foil iridescent elements, side ruching ties, and jacquard detailing into her latest EleVen clothes. Several pieces in the collection boast leopard pattern accents, adding a touch of fierceness to white ensembles. The American tennis legend confidently chose the Victory Tennis Tank and Victory Tennis Skirt for her first-round match.
Defending champion Elena Rybakina, who switched from Adidas to Yonex at Roland Garros, continues to wear Adidas Avacourt tennis shoes. As you can see, she is embracing the relaxed clothing rules and wearing black shorts.
While world No.1 Iga Swiatek maintains her loyalty to her long-standing shoe choice for now, the Asics Gel Resolution 9. Meanwhile, her partnership with Roger Federer’s On has garnered significant attention and generated substantial exposure for this exciting new collaboration.
The Nike London collection combines regular mesh and open hole mesh sections.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu both opted for the Nike London Slam Dress, whose four racerback straps and a cutout are nicely complemented by a double-layered skirt.
Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit played the final tournament of her tennis career in this timeless Lacoste Spring Tennis Pleated Dress. A ribbed collar and pleated skirt give this piece its classic look. The dress incorporates a concealed extended zipper placket on the front, ensuring a seamless and sleek appearance. The contrast binding at the armholes provides a striking visual contrast, while the built-in shortie offers convenience and functionality. Finishing touches such as the contrast topstitching at the hem elevate the dress with exquisite attention to detail.
Ekaterina Alexandrova sports Fila‘s White Line collection, in particular the White Line Lasercut Crossback Tank and White Line Lasercut Skirt. The ensemble features double-crossed back straps, intricate lasercut detailing, and a lace-like skirt hem, making it the perfect choice for those who love feminine silhouettes.
Belinda Bencic plays her first Wimbledon in Asics, donning a dress with a red accented V-neck and small collar.
Leylah Fernandez proudly promotes Lululemon, showcasing their Everlux Asymmetrical Tennis Tank Top paired with the Mesh Pleats Mid-Rise Mini Tennis Skirt.
Coco Gauff‘s brief appearance at this year’s Wimbledon was in New Balance attire.
Sofia Kenin represented FP Movement in the Swing of Things Dress, a classic pull-on style with a pleated bottom skirt and built-in performance shorts.
Marta Kostyuk looked stunning in the sophisticated Wilson Winning Tennis Dress. The dress includes an elegant pleated skirt and a practical front zipper, allowing for adjustable coverage. Adding a touch of playfulness, a stylish lower back cutout is accentuated by a striped band, creating a cool and fashionable look.
Petra Martic endorses J.Lindeberg. The Dagmar Dress blends retro style with modern luxury. To create a timeless aesthetic, designers incorporated a resort collar and contrasting stripes at the sleeve ends.
From Venus Williams’ EleVen collection to Nike’s London line, and the elegant choices of Lacoste and Fila, the tennis fashion showcased at Wimbledon has captivated fans worldwide. These athletes have proven that style and athleticism can coexist, adding an extra layer of excitement to this prestigious tournament.
WIMBLEDON FASHION IN RECENT YEARS:
- 2022: A to Z overview: London 2022 fashion
- 2021: Fila delivers three collections, Nike reworks Paris styles, Adidas inspired by soccer
- 2019: Swarovski Swoosh, textured materials, asymmetry, pleats and gold accents mark WTA fashion
- 2018: Show-stopping white designs abundant in textures and details
- 2017: Rich textures and finishes make stunning performance dresses