Floral? Check. Crystals? Check. Lace? Check! You name a fashion trend, and the US Open had it. Over the years, tennis tournaments have made news not just for the players’ stellar performances but also for their sartorial choices and the recently concluded US Open in New York was undoubtedly no different. Below, Cosmo brings together 7 looks that were smash hits.
The Australian-Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic beat Serena Williams to reach a career-high singles ranking of No. 34. She stunned in the style department too, with an Original Penguin number. While tennis fashion can suffer from being plain and understated, players like Tomlajanovic kept it exciting at the US Open. Major props to her loud floral print sleeveless dress that also featured a three-button self-collar to break the monotony.
When you think of tennis, lace must be the last thing on your mind. But Italian Camila Giorgi, known for donning lacy tennis outfits, brought the fashion’s world darling onto the US Open court too. The current Italian No.2 picked a black lace Giomila dress for her match against Madison Keys.
Serena Williams may have bid her 27-year-long illustrious tennis career goodbye at the US Open, but she surely went out with a (stylish) bang–the tennis veteran worked with Nike’s designers to curate a glittering look befitting the occasion. Her custom NikeCourt Flare 2s flaunted two diamond-encrusted swooshes and “queen” and “mama” deubrés on the laces. Her outfit took inspiration from the dramatic skies above the court during nighttime matches and featured a sparkly bodice and skirt reminiscent of a figure-skating dress. But the star was definitely the embellished jacket paired with a removable cape.
Russian player Veronika Kudermetova’s Armani dress was a study in balance–her white racer-back outfit was simple for the most part but the pink and purple leopard print situation added just the right amount of contrast and playfulness. It gets a 10/10 from us!
Coco Gauff is the new kid on the tennis block, and already making waves. She recently launched her first signature tennis shoes–Coco CG1, in collaboration with New Balance, which she wore at the US Open. One thing is for sure, the energetic red, green and blue pair made her stand out on the court just as much as her power-packed performance. As for her outfit, we couldn’t stop swooning over the colourful top with short fishnet sleeves teamed with a chevron-patterned black skirt. Busy prints are back, and Gauff’s look made a case for it and how!
Shelby Rogers of United States was kitted in the latest FILA x Brandon Maxwell collection, which has won our hearts over. The outfit featured a unique two-piece tank, which marries a racer-back tank top with a detachable cropped polo, and a flared plaid skirt. Add a sexy cutout plus the eye-catching combo of green and navy to the mix–what’s not to love?
Gender-neutral is the new buzzword in fashion, and Jessica Pegula, who reached the quarter-finals at the US Open, brought oodles of glam to the court with her unisex outfit from the latest Adidas-Thebe Magugu collection. She wore a UNITEFIT New York sleeveless lilac top tucked into a white skirt. Brownie points for Pegula’s match bling–she wore a sleek diamond tennis bracelet to complete the look.