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Sharapova's Red Nike Tennis Dress: Cool or NOT?

Sharapova's Red Nike Tennis Dress: Cool or NOT?

Maria Sharapova, defending U.S. Open champion, is one sharp dresser. Her red tennis dress for nighttime play (she has a different outfit dedicated for daytime play) seems more evening gown than tennis dress, to me.

OK, so the tennis dress, designed by Nike, is a celebration of New York in functional fashion form. The bright red-flame color represents the Big Apple and the 600 Swarovski crystals are reminiscent of the Manhattan skyline. The back has three crystal buttons down the back, creating a keyhole effect - I don't think that has anything to do directly with NYC, it just looks cool. The functional element is the fabric and construction. The material is breathable wicking jersey constructed with a no-sew technique where seams bonded with heat and silicone instead of thread.

Sharapova described the dress as simple and classy, which suits her taste since she doesn't like things that are "tacky." I am not sure I am convinced on the crystals and the color though. I don't know about you, but I think the over all look is a little more ice skating costume then tennis dress. What do you think?

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ivityY ivityY 7 years
She`s not only a great plear, but she looks great too.And this dress is a great choice!
Madinat Madinat 8 years
OW!!! MY EYES!!! they burn from the brightness!!!
pinkraindrops pinkraindrops 8 years
She's playing tennis. She's getting sweaty. Why make such an effort to sparkle?
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I wish I was at The Open this year this dress would look great under the lights at night!
xlove33 xlove33 8 years
rockin body rockin dress, beautiful girl. Nike knows fashion.
Lolita82 Lolita82 8 years
I think its cool she looks pretty!
Sugar-doll Sugar-doll 8 years
It's good that she can look cute and sporty! I like the idea.
jchristinee jchristinee 8 years
It's cute, but how do you wear a sports bra under that thing? I would be miserable playing tennis without a sports bra!
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 8 years
I think it's fun. Not only is it much more interesting than most traditional tennis outfits (the typical neutrals are so boring), but if it distracts her opponents too, even better!
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
It's really fantastic. Much different from things I have seen before on the tennis court. If it's functional and it won't get in her way or distract anyone why not show fashion on the court? And TooSugar: this is a night game outfit, so the color would be more subtle. I do agree thought that it would be distracting during the day.
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
It's really fantastic. Much different from things I have seen before on the tennis court. If it's functional and it won't get in her way or distract anyone why not show fashion on the court? And TooSugar: this is a night game outfit, so the color would be more subtle. I do agree thought that it would be distracting during the day.
joy76 joy76 8 years
nice, she looks hot!
joy76 joy76 8 years
nice, she looks hot!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Don't like the sparkles. Otherwise, cool.
mandym mandym 8 years
One word... HOT!
mandym mandym 8 years
One word... HOT!
JBlondie JBlondie 8 years
Love it!! I wish my tennis dress could be this cute...but then again, I am not Maria!!!! LoL
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
Why not look hot? If it doesn't get in the way of her game play, cool.
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 8 years
honestly....i was a division 1 athlete in college and can i just SAY that our uniforms were NOT that cute...and seriously...why shouldn't uniforms be fashionable...you can play a hard core sport and always look pretty doing so! no worries yall...i just added a ribbon to my pony tail! ha! :-) LOVE LOVE LOVE this! go maria!
JustMe21 JustMe21 8 years
Looks cheap.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 8 years
I like it
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 8 years
I like it
rachyrach084 rachyrach084 8 years
i love it!
rachyrach084 rachyrach084 8 years
i love it!
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