2014 Wimbledon: Best and Worst Dressed at the All England Club

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2014 Wimbledon: Best and Worst Dressed at the All England Club
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Camila Giorgi wears a lace laden skirt at the 2014 Championships, Wimbledon.

It's always difficult to stand out at Wimbledon when everyone wears the same color. But this year it was especially tough because officials at the All England Club strictly enforced the all-white rule.

Unlike last year, when players sneaked splashes of color onto the courts, this season even off-white and cream got the boot. So strict are the rules this year, that some of the female players went bra-less to conform.

The result, a nearly colorless affair that forced players to find more creative ways to show their fashion flair. 

You can blame sports apparel companies such as Nike and Adidas for the push back from the All England Club. Last year Roger Federer, a Nike ambassador, had his neon orange-soled shoes banned. Meanwhile, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova flashed bright orange bottoms under their white dresses. 

Frustrated with companies trying to use their tournament to make a statement, the All England Club had enough. 

So what's a girl to do when stripped of color? Bare flesh with mesh, of course. Many women used sheer mesh material to counter the stuffy Wimbledon style. Sloane Stephens appeared to unleash her inner Rihanna with a see-through number.

The men, however, had fewer options. Most wore what looked like middle school gym wear. But even among the sea of white, some players worked it better than others. They did white right. Yet others, proved even all-white can go wrong. 

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