It’s the second Friday of the Australian Open, time for the women to face off with their fashion.
Surprisingly, I had a tougher time finding three worthy nominees among the women than I did among the men. In fact, I’m not 100% sure all three of these nominees are worthy. No doubt you’ll let me know if one of these ladies shouldn’t be here.
Nominee #1: Ash Barty
You can always count on Ash Barty for understated style. It’s kind of like her game—artful and impactful without unnecessary drama. Sounds like a good standard for most endeavors in life.
The Australian looks sporty-chic in this Fila combo. The lilac top pairs beautifully with the rich plum skirt. A classy look for a classy competitor.
Nominee #2: Sorana Cirstea
Now, this is different, isn’t it?
I saw this New Balance swing dress (or is it a baby doll dress—I don’t know what the difference is) on Danielle Collins and was on the fence about it. I love the freedom and movement, and the color—tangerine? coral?—stands out against the blue hard courts. The white-edged navy straps kicks the whole thing up a notch.
But Collins’s build doesn’t lend itself well to this unstructured cut. On Cirstea’s slighter frame, this youthful dress gets the hanger it needs.
Nominee #3: Aryna Sabalenka
Some of you fashionistas are probably wondering why Simona Halep isn’t the nominee for this Nike number. Same dress, different color scheme. Both athletes looked striking. In the end, I chose Sabalenka because the empire waist of this dress seems tailor-made for the Greek Goddess/Warrior Princess aura the Belarusian’s got going on.
(And don’t even start with the brown thing. It’s sand-colored.)