Wimbledon 2013: The Best and Worst Dressed at the All England Club

Merlisa Lawrence Corbett@@merlisaFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2013

Wimbledon 2013: The Best and Worst Dressed at the All England Club

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    The All England Lawn Tennis Club requires players participating at The Championships, Wimbledon, to wear all white.

    This makes it difficult to distinguish one player's clothing from another's.

    But discernible style lies in the details. It's in the trim around pockets and strategically placed pops of color. 

    The best dressed are those with custom-designed ensembles like Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

    Federer and Williams showcased formal-like sports jackets atop their playing attire. The defending champions proved, once again, tailored suits trump those off the rack.

    Caroline Wozniacki's figure-flattering Stella McCartney dress also stood out. 

    Of course there are those who try too hard or not hard enough.

    Among the worst is Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Her attempt to stand out fell flat.    

    Here's a look at the rest of the best and worst dressed at The Championships. 

Best: Caroline Wozniacki

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    Caroline Wozniacki's woeful pursuit of her first Grand Slam title continues. However, she makes the best dressed list in this Stella McCartney-designed adidas dress.

    McCartney, daughter of famed Beatles lead man Paul McCartney, struck all the right notes with this dress. The flowing ruffles, crisscrossed back and athletic fit made this the most stunning design at Wimbledon.

    Too bad we didn't get to see much of it. 

Best: Roger Federer

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    Even in defeat, Roger Federer looks country-club chic.

    Although his orange-soled shoes garnered the most attention, the tangerine accents on his Nike designer coat made him the most fashionable male at Wimbledon.

Best: Serena Williams

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    Perhaps to signal that she was getting down to business, Serena Williams took to the court in a tailored jacket over an elegant dress by Nike.

    The mesh V-neck top to the dress is dainty and sophisticated.

    Like Federer, Williams wore orange accents, most notably her shorts. 

Best: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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    Several men wore this Adidas outfit. However, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wore it best.

    The little black stripes and Adidas logo on the shorts provide a sporty accent to this classic design. It's stylish in its simplicity.  

Worst: Roberta Vinci

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    Roberta Vinci committed the cardinal sin in fashion, wearing ill-fitting clothing.

    She accentuates the negative in this Nike ensemble that is clearly too tight around the waist.  

Worst: Bethanie Mattek-Sands

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    Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the only player on tour who would be a unanimous vote for worst dressed—always.

    She likes that baseball-grunge look. Well, stick with it.

    Instead she chose to mix a flowing frock with baseball socks, cap and neon green hair.

    It's hideous even by Mattek-Sands' standards. 

Worst: Kimiko Date-Krumm

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    Kimiko Date-Krumm is married to German race car driver Michael Krumm.

    Perhaps that's why she arrived at Wimbledon dressed like she belonged on a NASCAR track.

    She is wearing two sponsorship patches and an Adidas logo on her chest.

    Players earning extra cash for wearing sponsorship patches is fine. But planting patches in certain places on the chest is...well...tacky. 

Worst: Tomas Berdych

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    I'm sure H&M is paying Tomas Berdych some pretty pennies to wear their new line of tennis gear.

    He supposedly helped design the line. If he really does have input on the design, he should demand better quality.

    Currently his style is, well, no style at all. Contrast his white polo and shorts with that of Federer or Tsonga. You can see the subtle differences in quality and design.

    In fact, you can find more stylish stuff off the rack at Target.

Honorable Mention Best: Agnieszka Radwanska

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    Several women wore this exact same outfit by Lotto. But Agnieszka Radwanska wore it best.

    This nautical number could easily be worn on a cruise or at the beach. It's simple, yet elegant, and perfect for Radwanska's body type. 

Honorable Mention Best: Camila Giorgi

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    Italy's Camila Giorgi gets high marks for this light and fun dress.

    With the beautiful updo, she looks ready for a summer soiree or cocktail party.  

Honorable Mention Worst: Shuko Aoyama

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    Shuko Aoyama only entered the doubles competition, so her outfit is going unnoticed.

    Ranked No. 60 in doubles, she is being singled out as one of the worst dressed, primarily because of the poor fit.

    This outfit is simply too big for the petite player. She looks like she's wearing a hospital gown. 

Honorable Mention Worst: Rafael Nadal

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    Rafael Nadal gets an honorable mention for worst dressed because unlike most players, he has the cash and the Nike contract to wear something better.

    He doesn't have to appear prim and proper like Federer. But for goodness sake, can't he just once ditch the gym-rat look?

    It's Wimbledon.