Is it mean to do a worst-dressed poll? Probably. Are we going to do it anyway? Yes. It’s all in good fun. Besides, the players earn good money for wearing these outfits and getting people talking. They don’t really have cause to complain if not all the talk is favorable.
Here, then, are my nominees for worst dressed at the U.S. Open.
Nominee #1: Fabio FogniniEmbed from Getty Images
The last time Fognini made it to the Fashion Face-off, he was dressed as Shazam. This time he’s dressed as…Uncle Sam? Apollo Creed?
Fabio, it’s a tennis match, not a costume party. Try dressing the part.
Nominee #2: Roger FedererEmbed from Getty Images
I’ll admit I do like to say “The Red Fed.” Or, “Federer Is Redderer.” But even amusing word play cannot save this outfit from the worst-dressed list.
I would accept head-to-toe black, and maybe head-to-toe white, but I draw the line there. This looks ridiculous. There’s no contrast, no highlight and lowlight, nothing to rest your eyes on–it’s just a sea of red, like someone dropped him in a vat of dye. Even his shoelaces are maroon.
There’s a house near me with the same monochromatic color scheme. The siding, the shutters, the trim, and even the large columns along the front of the house are all mustard yellow. The color looks less painted on than administered via power hose. Too bad because underneath all the mustard is a pretty house.
Nominee #3: Serena WilliamsEmbed from Getty Images
It has been a rough week for Serena. I might even have been a little harsh in my Monday post, as some Facebook folks pointed out. (But I still stand by my assessment of her behavior.)
I considered giving Serena a pass for this Face-off, but that would be weird. I mean, it’s a tutu. A tutu that everyone was talking about, at least before Saturday’s final. How can I not include it? So here goes…
Serena has so many stylish friends. Anna Wintour. Beyoncé. Heck, she’s even chummy with everyone’s favorite princess, Meghan Markle. Yet not one of them thought to say, “Ummm, you know, I think I kinda like that other outfit better…”? What kind of friends are these?! Do they let her walk around with spinach between her teeth, too?
There is just WAY too much fabric here. Sure, it’s tulle, but all those layers in that heat and humidity? When she spins around, the skirt does look cool and floaty like a ballerina’s tutu. But how often is she spinning? The rest of the time it just looks bulky and stultifying.
On the plus side, I do like this soft lilac color.
You know I love my polls, and I’ve got four of them for you today. And feel free to add your two-cents in the comments section, too!!