Here again comes our annual White Album, in which the freshest all-white styles at the 2019 Wimbledon championships are sized up. The style points are subjective, sure—but in this case, they're also spotless.
Leading off, Donna Vekic and Sloane Stephens cut striking figures in Nike frocks that looked both form-fitting and flowing, both classic and current, replete with a modernized V-neck feature.
Stephens got a few wins under her belt, while Vekic lost her opener to Alison Riske. Simona Halep is also in the same look.
Johanna Konta, Stephens' conquerer, can boast both another successful second-week Wimble-run and a winsome Ellesse dress, with details that come across subtle but exquisite—as is the brand's won, given its "sport = flair + style" motto.
Best Dressed (gentlemen): He bowed out just before Week 1 came to a close, but Felix Auger Aliassime's clothes game was spot on—and largely led by the faux-sweater treatment on his Nike polo.
What's more, Auger Aliassime also managed to look effortlessly chic even at rest.
Félix even looks neat and perfectly attired while sleeping. ???? Yes, Diego, we see him lol.— Chad (@CCSMOOTH13) July 5, 2019
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A giant-killer in toppling Ivo Karlovic and Stefano Tsitsipas before falling out of competition as well, the 5'8" Thomas Fabbiano dazzled in a superbly tailored, stately-but-fun set from Le Cog Sportif.
Again adorned in sponsor Fila, and still fairly fresh off her winning Roland Garros campaign, Ashleigh Barty comes off classy in a kit including mesh fabric at the clavicles and shoulder blades, plus some bright orange accents. Stylish, but no-nonsense—and that's perfectly Ash.
This year's Wimbledon look for Serena Williams is a lot—in a decidedly good way. The dress features cutouts where the rest of us would benefit from a lot more side-planks. (Those things that pro athletes such as Serena do.) The entire piece has pleats, with the ballyhooed "Broosh"—that's broach meets Nike "swoosh" logo—topping it off. That accessory comes comprised of 34 Swarovski crystals, marking age 34, when SW last won one of her eight Wimbledon singles title at SW19.
Best Dressed (ladies): Now a two-time major champ, Naomi Osaka perhaps felt the weight of expectations in acquiescing to her first-round foe in London. Still, she's the winner of the style game, with a clever neck-to-shoulder design from Nike, also with asymmetrical pleated skirting and just perfection in the look's overall creation and execution.
It's a pity it didn't linger longer at the All England Club.
After a couple fashion flubs at recent majors, Roger Federer climbs back into the top tier of wardrobe savants again. That's thanks to his impeccable, pristine attention to detail with partner Uniqlo. It takes a lot of effort to look so incomparably, inescapably cool—and he continues to make it look effortless.
As actual match results go, perhaps Stella (McCartney) can somehow help Garbine Muguruza get her groove back.
Upset in the first round, the former Wimbledon winner looks gorgeous in a sort of strawberries-and-cream motif, with red embellishments in the right places and a breathable mesh fabric from Adidas at the abdomen and upper chest. Muguruza couldn't find a way to put it together at the start, but she herself looked quite put together.
Harking back to her French Open can-can dress daze, Venus Williams breezily rocks a not-quite-corset look that cups her chest and leaves her upper body unrestrained for all the forehands, serves, and lunges she typically takes to during matches. As with Muguruza and Osaka, this EleVen by Venus look was one and Wimble-done, but it remains a winner—this one for bringing a bit of sexiness to the relatively staid proceedings.
Now, with all the oodles of decorum that Wimbledon itself has, feel free to sound off about Wimbledon-white fashion favorites and also-rans. Let us know what you think by tweeting @jonscott9 and @Tennis.