Venus Williams's FO Underwear: !!??

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  1. Xenakis

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    It is called skin-tone undies, you dirty-mind guys.
     
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    I am a (middle aged!) woman and not dirty-minded at all - and I think it's utterly tasteless. If her goal is sexy, she totally missed it. I don't mind the dress at all if that's what she wants but wear some black underwear that matches the dress, not that.
     
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    Agreed. Generally I think women should do what men do and wear sportswear when playing sport (most do to be fair).

    Wearing what looks like a nightgown or an evening dress is really not a good idea. Not sexy at all, like wearing a boiler suit to a fancy restaurant, wrong outfit for the occasion. Nuls points for Williams here.

    You have to be glad Wimbledon enforces some dress code when you see stuff lilke this.
     
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    She wore the same *** in AO this year.She really looks sl-tty.
     
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  6. decades

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    this is wonderfully feminine...a classic elegant look on venus. perfect attire for center court.

    ewww. are those sweat patches?
     
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    Lol, I remember actually seeing 'em on that particular shot and did a double-take.
     
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    It's over the top. Look, we all know Venus has her own fashion interests, but pushing the sexual envelope on court is rather pointless, and it comes off as though she's desperate for attention. Off-court, she should be free to wear whatever she wants, but on-court, it is unnecessary distraction, not attraction at work there.
     
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    In the odds & ends discussion board there is a post for "best legs and other female issues". If this same outfit (of course with the appropriate change in colors to get the same effect) was worn by one of the gals considered attractive in that post, would there be any negative reactions to it (except for the women posters, maybe)? Just wondering....
     
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    This is nothing. I remember seeing a picture of her wearing nothing under her tennis outfit somewhere. Not pleasant to say the least.
     
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    No, you saw a picture of her wearing similar flesh colored shorts and it looked like she wasnt wearing anything. She's been wearing them all year. Do you honestly believe that any female tennis player would go on court with nothing on under her skirt?
     
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    Let him have his moments of fantasy.
     
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    The Williams sisters hate on this board continues... not surprising anymore but if y'all don't like it ignore it and move on!! Dios! She is wearing a brown underwear I don't see anything wrong with that.
     
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    I don't see a problem, strange how guys can walk around with their shirts off all day and in underware in public and it's ok LOL
     
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    They aren't underwear, they are compression shorts.
     
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    They're ghetto fabulous is what they are.
     
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    So I take it you are opposed to women playing tennis in a bikini?
     
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    Agree with this (although the modified Victoria's Secret look of the dress isn't in the best of taste, either). Flesh colored shorts are a terrible idea with a tennis dress, especially this tennis dress, whose look, color scheme, and cut is explicitly sexual. Wimbledon may be on the stuffy side but at least they spare their spectators and save the athletes from themselves.

    Venus isn't alone on the women's side in wearing suggestive or revealing outfits, she's just moving the goalposts with this one.
     
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    Looks bad.
     
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    Would it be OK for a guy to go out there with no shorts but just flesh colored spandex around his package?

    Venus is ridiculous with this outfit. It like half ballet, half nightie, half gross.
    Why doesn't she concentrate on her game instead of figuring out sneaky ways of showing her @ss.
     
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    Bad comparison, you aren't comparing shorts to shorts. Men don't wear skirts and men don't wear bloomers/shorts/whatevers under their skirts.

    I personally have no problem with her undershorts, I got tired of having two choices - black or white - and I started wearing bike shorts under my skirts years ago just so I could wear gray since it looked better to me. I would love to be able to buy a pair in brown or beige as well. I don't like the dress just because I think it's poorly designed, as was the red one she wore in Miami 6 weeks ago.

    I wonder if Sharapova would get this reaction if she was wearing that exact same outfit.
     
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    There is a time and place for everything and even though I am a fan, this is off the meter. I was ready to slap her for the dress with the yellow slits and the flesh colored undewear at the AO.

    I've been seeing more and more of this from the women pro players lately and it makes me cringe. If any of my daughters, and I have 4, ever wore something like this to a tennis match, I would beat them with a pole until I got tired and as soon as i rested up, I would do it all over again. i would'nt care how old they were.
     
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    I think it's just shallow taste for fashion/bad try to get more sexy/get publicity, but after Serena's shirt:"Are you looking at my titles?" @last year's Wimby, I'm not surprised to see her sister with strange underwears as well..
     
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    They are both disgusting phonies.
     
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    What in the world would she have to put in it.:lol::lol:
     
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    I'm not going to hate. The dress looks good on him.
     
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  28. plum556

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    I don't know, it probably would look a lot better on you.
     
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    We need some pics here
     
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  30. Gustavo Kuerten

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    I would rather see Serena in that outfit, to be honest.
     
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    Actually, Jennifer Capriati did just that once at the U.S. Open. She forgot to put her panties on under her skirt and came out onto the court that way. True story.

    It was in Armstrong stadium in either 1999 or 2000. I was there for the previous men's match (Todd Martin) and unfortunately left right before the next women's match was to come on, so I didn't get to see it with my own eyes, but I heard all about it afterwards. As you can imagine word of it spread around the grounds rather quickly. :)
     
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    Yeah this sort of shocked me. Personally, I don't care, but some people get upset.

    Some women have always pushed the tennis-fashion boundaries, and often they're not playing in much more than a cocktail dress (remember Sharapova's sleek dresses from a few years back). But, they usually wear short biking shorts underneath, for the inevitable times when their skirt will lift up. Even if they are wearing regular underwear, at least have it be opaque and not see-through.

    Again, I couldn't care less about seeing Venus' butt, but she should know some people will make a big deal of it.
     
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    Venus is very tall, skinny and not very curvaceous. If she wants to wear something that will complement her, she should wearing a slightly longer skirt than normal (unless she wants to look like Chopstick Woman).

    As for the skin colored bicycle pants, why not paint a blob of yellow on the back to make it seem like doodoo? Its not really doodoo, but it'll look like it. It'll get her the eyeballs she seems to crave.
     
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    Sharapova isn't as good looking now as she was in the past.
     
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    Serena is a complex God fearing Church going girl who bears witnesses to our Saviour. It's fine that she is able to wear a shirt that asks if you are looking at her "titles", and has been known to forget to wear her big girl panties in public.
     
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    Venus' dress is lovely! flesh-colored panties? Uhhh, no. I'd expect her sister to wear those.
     
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    Panties or tennis pants? Surely she had underwear on, just forgot her 'bloomers' as they were called back then. How quickly was she able to fix the situation? All that involves is finding a pair and pulling them on. Again, no woman would go out on court with NOTHING on under her skirt. The breeze would be the first clue that something was wrong.
     
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    I don't think this has anything to do with the fact it's one of the Williams sisters. She just looks stupid, and that she's tried far too hard, ironically.

    Plenty of other female tennis players have worn stupid outfits over the years (some men too but less so for various cultural reasons), this recent Venus example is just one in a long line of strange wardrobe decisions.

    It's a sport, wear sportswear (don't wear a dress or a catsuit or flesh coloured underpants/shorts, keep it simple).
     
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    Did you guys catch this topic on Tonight Show by Leno on NBC (US TV)?
    Leno made a joke on the outfit in the lines of Venus..mooning.. then the infamous photo is framed and presented to his sidekick. Later when comedian/actor Russell Brand came on, he revived it by taking that photo/frame and then making more jokes... lol
     
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    She's really desperate for attention. I wonder what her next underwear choice will be. Maybe she will not use any undies at all and just paint her butt black or white.
     
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    I wouldn't mind see Rafa in the flesh colored spandex - much better than looking at Venus wearing it.
     
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    Jay Leno, Williams gag/s...

    http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/russell-brand/1230649/?__source=tnt|home|featured|recent
     
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  45. Justdoit10

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    Oh goodness! Spare us the agony. If Nadal did do that, they should go ahead and start putting him on court 25 instead of lenglen. Sick!
     
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    Looks really bad. Not sexy, not fashionable, out of place.
     
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    I was told she had NOTHING under her skirt. That's why there was such a commotion. I guess she was REALLY mentally focused on the match. :)
     
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    I wonder how many people asked for a refund from that horrifying site.
     
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    So now she has become the butt of late night jokes. :oops:
     
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    As if she gives a **** what you lot think.
     
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