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There has been a major crackdown on

player flamboyant fashion at Wimbledon.

Andrew Jarrett, tournament referee,

has outlined new dress rules for Wimbledon participants.

Referencing back to a time of classic white / simple outfits,

players must now wear ‘predominately all white’ attire

with only a 1cm trim of colour allowed at the hem/edge of garments.

In an concentrated effort to preserve an all white clothing canvas,

white as signature colour even applies to undergarments.

(No more colour bleed from jaunty undies.)

Traditionally, white has been the colour to herald in the

‘chillax’ days of warmth and sunshine.

 For summer 2014, white dominates as a go-to colour

on and off the Wimbledon green.

Wimbledon Whites  2014

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Defending men’s single champion

Andy Murray

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British number 1

Heather Watson

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Mirjana Lucic-Baroni

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Roger Federer

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Serena Williams

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Denis Kudia

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Novak Djokovic

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The introduction of a firm ‘Wimbledon Whites’

player dress code is reactionary.

It’s an attempt to rein in

 the fashion flash of recent years

and codify expected player attire.

Yet, the OTT outifts of some players made for

an interesting fashion watch and

 games, which were a bit more … colourful.

Who can forget  …  ?

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Dominik Harbarty

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shoulder cut-outs:  a ‘cooling factor’

Vince Spadea

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long haul trucker fashion

Roger Federer

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red alert

Radek Stepanak

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soccer ref -wear

  Ivo Minar

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underwear as outerwear?

Andy Roddick

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a painterly affect

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Bethanie Maddox-Sands

… was one to watch

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under-eye body art

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gold rush

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a Pebbles Flintstone style reference?

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bands of colour

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lace details

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Anna Kournikova

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“who wears short shorts?”

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Maria Sharapova

… runway ready

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an LBD for an afternoon of tennis play

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sea mermaid

The top scoring aces for wearing outfits,

which made it difficult to keep your eye on the ball

are the Williams sisters:   Venus and Serena.

They dared to fashion tread where others dared not.

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Venus Williams

… on court fashion fearless

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yellow lattice work and kaleidoscopic print

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… and flesh tone pants

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a bit of sparkle

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… and in pink – a repeat performance

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boudoir black/red lace and bottom bared

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‘the return’ of flower power

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tangy tangerine

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Serena Williams

… high-stepping to her own fashion drum

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denim mini-me

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purple passion and a band of orange

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a day at the beach

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bright colour combo:  fuchsia and lime green

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skirt suiting

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