Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that Serena’s strutting her stuff in a black catsuit at the French Open. (And if you have been living under a rock, come back out. It’s dark and wormy under there.)
I wasn’t going to touch the catsuit in the face-off. I figured she’d had plenty of press on it already. But when the topic comes up on the tennis court, I’m immediately asked if I’m going to include it in the blog. The consensus seems to be that I have to. So, for you rock dwellers out there, here’s the catsuit…Embed from Getty Images
I’m not a big fan of catsuit-as-tennis-wear in general, and this particular example of it doesn’t alter my opinion. But I get that she’s making a statement. As a mother myself, I have to support the “Moms Are Powerful” message. Women’s bodies, especially Serena’s, are amazing things, capable of bringing new life into the world and nailing the T with a 123-mph serve. If she wants to celebrate that, I’m all for it.
In keeping with the celebratory tone, we won’t vote on her fashion as tennis wear. Instead, we’ll consider its superhero aspects. Skintight with a nod to a utility belt? Basically, it’s a Batgirl costume…Embed from Getty Images
Actually, it’s very convenient for me that Serena sported a superhero outfit this tournament because I’d been looking for a worthy foil for another superhero-wannabe, Fabio Fognini…Embed from Getty Images
who’s all duded up as Shazam…
You just can’t make this stuff up.
We have three polls today…and I’m expecting some good participation in the comment section!
Shazam photo, BagoGames, CC by 2.0