Venus Williams' U.S. Open Outfit and Top 10 Most Obnoxious Uniforms Ever

Bailey BrautiganFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2010

Venus Williams' U.S. Open Outfit and Top 10 Most Obnoxious Uniforms Ever

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    By now, we've all seen Venus Williams' "patriotic" tribute to New York City in the form of her U.S. Open outfit. Some consider Williams a fashion icon, while others think that her wardrobe choices are just plain ridiculous.

    Venus definitely made a statement with her see-through black "dress" this year, but fashion faux pas have been appearing in the sports world long before this year's U.S. Open.

    How does Venus Williams' tennis attire stack up against other obnoxious displays in sports?

    Here is the list of the Top 10 Most Obnoxious Uniforms we've ever seen from athletes.

10. Rickie Fowler

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    Golfer Rickie Fowler wore this vibrant costume to the Memorial Tournament, and he said that it was in tribute to his alma mater, Oklahoma State.

    He looks more like an escapee from the state penitentiary than a professional golfer.

9. Syracuse University

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    The color orange seems to be theme with obnoxious uniforms, and we get that Syracuse is "The Orange." But these uniforms take it a bit too far.

    Again, when you wear this much orange, you look like you should be picking up trash on the side of the highway.

    Not playing football.

8. Milwaukee Admirals

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    The Admirals can blame Bob Uecker for this disaster.

    You have to love minor league hockey.

    Uecker's commercial for the Admirals is below.

7. Seattle Seahawks

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    We're all about changing up uniforms in the NFL, but this is just plain bad.

    The Seahawks should stick to the classic Navy, and all existing lime green jerseys should be burned.

6. Kansas State Basketball

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    In the Wildcats' defense, purple is a hard color to pull off.

    Especially in men's sports.

    But what's with the lavender?

    It appears that these guys are trying to get in touch with their feminine sides.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates

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    This was an experiment gone terribly wrong. Pirates fans should count their blessings that Pittsburgh didn't decide to keep these 1999 uniforms.

    I think I bought a Winnie the Pooh t-shirt like that at Disney World once...

    When I was four.

4. Venus Williams

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    Venus' 2010 U.S. Open outfit makes our list at No. 4.

    We're all for individuality in sports, but it's tennis, not a nightclub.

3. Stade Français

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    French rugby club, Stade Français, is known for their flashy uniforms, but this is ridiculous.

    You'd have to be pretty comfortable with your masculinity to pull this off.

2. Virginia Tech

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    These new black uniforms worn by Virginia Tech's football team last night are supposed to be in tribute to the gray and black originally worn by the team.

    There is supposed to be a "circuit-board pattern" on the shoulders and shoes to recognize Virginia Tech's "commitment to scientific inquiry."

    I think they look like Power Rangers.

1. University Of Oregon

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    The Oregon Ducks have a tough decision to make before each football game, and we're not talking about plays and starters.

    With over 300 potential combinations and flashy colors, Oregon needs to worry less about fashion and more about football.

    These guys look more like arena football players than student-athletes.