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37 Incredible On-Court Style Moments at Wimbledon

Vogue Logo By Alice Cary of Vogue | Slide 1 of 38: All the tennis greats have graced Wimbledon over the years, and many displayed a unique approach to on-court style. Italian tennis star Lea Pericoli was way ahead of the curve in 1965 when she paired her ruffled Teddy Tinling minidress with an Anne Boleyn-esque statement headband. And who could forget US player Anne White’s quintessentially ’80s Lycra catsuit at the 1985 tournament? Meanwhile, rivals Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams have taken a similarly bold approach to their kit as to their serves. Their shared sponsor, Nike, provided the contemporary tennis dresses the pair wore for the 2004 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final, from which Sharapova ultimately emerged as the victor.  Though competitors must adhere to the strict all-white Wimbledon dress code, Williams has famously played with offbeat silhouettes, textured detailing, and diamanté embellishments in her years at SW19. Her sister and fellow champion, Venus, celebrated her 2000 win in a cut-out mini dress with orange piping. Here, Vogue looks back at some of the most memorable on-court style moments from SW19.

All the tennis greats have graced Wimbledon over the years, and many displayed a unique approach to on-court style. Italian tennis star Lea Pericoli was way ahead of the curve in 1965 when she paired her ruffled Teddy Tinling minidress with an Anne Boleyn-esque statement headband. And who could forget US player Anne White’s quintessentially ’80s Lycra catsuit at the 1985 tournament?

Meanwhile, rivals Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams have taken a similarly bold approach to their kit as to their serves. Their shared sponsor, Nike, provided the contemporary tennis dresses the pair wore for the 2004 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final, from which Sharapova ultimately emerged as the victor. 

Though competitors must adhere to the strict all-white Wimbledon dress code, Williams has famously played with offbeat silhouettes, textured detailing, and diamanté embellishments in her years at SW19. Her sister and fellow champion, Venus, celebrated her 2000 win in a cut-out mini dress with orange piping.

Here, Vogue looks back at some of the most memorable on-court style moments from SW19.

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