When seeing the new rising stars of tennis, it's hard to think back to yesterday when women went onto the court, practically, wearing pantsuits out of fear of indecency. There's no doubt that at this years US Open had Jelena Jokovic
, who so gracefully let everyone know she was overheated by placing fresh ice packs on her head
during her match against Simona Halep, would've gone down as quickly as Victoria Azarenka
Yes, women have moved forward and have figured out the perfect balance between fashionable and practical. Outfits that can be worn on the court and at the juice bar after the match. However, in light of recent matches, where the more fashionable players seem to be having more trouble with the lengths of their skirts than the others, one has to ask "how high is too high?"
As a fashion maven, I understand that skin is always in. No matter the part, every year there is always a place on the body that is high lighted more than others. At this year’s US Open, it seems to be all about the legs. With players bearing their gams for all to see, but do we really need to see all of that? Like most women, I enjoy my shorts, and yes, sometimes they are a little...unconservative? I am a firm believer that Jorts should stop somewhere closer to mid-thigh than mid-knee. But unless I'm planning on hopping through the window of a car with Bo and Duke, they're not as "all bearing" as what I've seeing on the court lately.
One player who surprisingly has skirted by is Caroline Wozniacki
. The new face of Stella Mccartney for Adidas has played gloriously throughout the entire open. And unlike Williams, the practicality of her attire can be seen in her game as she has never seemed too constricted to place herself wherever necessary on the court to gain her points. However, I may be alone in this, but there seemed to be one to many moments where I could see London, France, and Wozniacki's
nail matching Yellow shorties. I'm all for the new experience with sports where a fan can really get to know their favorite player through social media tools like Twitter and Facebook, but I don't really need to be in Caro's
business like that. Advantage: definitely male tennis fans.
The same can be said of Rafael Nadal
who has garnered attention for tugging of his own. Maybe it’s a subconscious thing for men, like looking at another woman’s outfit and trying to guess the price is for women, but in this case why did no one remind Nadal
that he was on television? Making, whatever he was attempting, be it adjusting his “breadstick” or fixing his underwear visible to everyone watching. What’s going on with in his Fruit of the Looms needs to stay in the locker room.
Maybe it’s prudish to ask for a longer skirt and to not “clean your line” on court. One thing is for sure, the pair will undoubtedly keep pushing the limits no matter what happens.