Get a grip, Wimbledon :facepalm:Wimbledon causing distress with new dress code
The first week of Wimbledon is nearing its closure and as usual everyone appeared on court with perfectly white outfits. Nevertheless there is a lot of distress among over the even stricter dress code. Especially among women there is a lot of commotion, now even their underwear has to be completely white.
Some ladies already appeared on court without a bra, because it didn't fit the new regulations. Other women are complaining about the fact that white undergarments under a white dress get too see through when they sweat. Despite all of that Wimbledon holds its ground and sticks to the new dress code, which is implemented to keep cloth designers from distinguishing themselves by using colors.
The new rules: every piece of clothing has to be white, no broken white or creme color is allowed. On the sleeves and neck piece one colored lane is allowed of one centimeter wide. The same thing goes for caps, headbands, wrist bands and socks.
According to last year's champion Marion Bartoli the rules are going too far. ''The dignity of women is being threatened'', she said. Former pro Pat Cash shares her opinion: ''It's ridiculous, they're going too far in their attempt to restore old traditions. I heard that some women were sent back to change their top and bra, just because it contained some color. I believe that some of them didn't have a suited sports bra and had to play without. It's really ridiculous''.
Igor Sijsling also had to deal with the stricter dress code. He had one colored line too many on his shirt and had to go back to the locker room and change. There were also reports of players having to change underwear, including the men. One player had blue boxers on which got visible when he started sweating, after which he got reprimanded.
Venus Williams planned to be a rebel and threatened to wear animal print underwear under her white dress. Williams announced on Twitter she wanted to test the new rules and posted some pictures of bright colored sports bras. As it stands she is yet to be seen on the tennis court wearing those colors.
And yes MTF, I know you are all thrilled about women playing without a bra and with see through underpants, but be objective