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The Most Iconic On-Court Wimbledon Looks

Thanks to being one of the most prestigious championships in the world with a strict (but iconic) ‘all white’ dress code, Wimbledon is the sporting event where tennis fashion truly thrives. Who could forget Anne White’s 80s lycra all-in-one or Maria Sharapova’s tuxedo style short suit? Over the years, sportswear brands have found ways to get creative with their designs from the dress silhouettes they create to the finer details and accessories. Here’s a round-up of how the on-court outfits have changed over the years.

1920s-1960s

Suzanne Lenglen, 1920s

Gertrude Moran, 1940s

Dorothy Levine, 1950s

Lea Pericoli, 1960s

Italian tennis player Lea Pericoli captivated tennis fans in the 1960s when she paired a ruffled mini dress with a statement white headband.

1970s-1980s

Billie Jean King, 1970s

Chris Evert, 1970s

Martina Navratilova, 1980s

Anne White, 1980s

Who could forget Anne White’s 80s lycra all-in-one? Causing controversy, opponent Pam Shriver went on to claim the outfit was distracting and later complained to officials, arguing that White should not be allowed to wear it again.

1990s

Venus Williams, 1990s

Zina Garrison, 1990s

Serena Williams, 1990s

Steffi Graff, 1990s

The 90s marked the rise of the Williams sisters who have been favourites to watch (and win) ever since – thanks to their impeccable game and electric tennis style.

2000s

Maria Sharapova, 2000s

Venus and Serena Williams, 2000s

Maria Sharapova, 2000s

Emma Raducanu, 2000s

Throughout the 2000s the Williams sisters continued to reign in style and game. However we also saw the arrival of a new sports star in Maria Sharapova, who won us over with undeniable skills and a fresh approach to tennis fashion. Remember that tuxedo short suit?

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