Never the longer ones they would wear during practice. Which is to say, a garment that once had a purpose — cloaking the female athlete in the socially acceptable markings of her gender so her power was somehow less threatening — but serves it no longer. Come with us to find out a little more about them.
"Gorgeous Gussie" stirs up Wimbledon (1949)
High-profile athletes like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have found their own ways to have fun with their uniforms think tennis dresses made of lace and even denim. Let's see if we have this right, a woman is going to perform in front of an audience, be on tv and you wonder why she doesn't wear something that looks like she put no thought into her appearance? Not too many people complained about this occurrence, however. You would think in the current day women wouldn't feel pressure to do this.