Wimbledon is back for 2023 on Monday July 3 and as always, we're expecting a slew of stellar outfits from tennis fans, celebrities and stylish royals alike who will be watching the tournament from the stands.
Lest we forget though, that Wimbledon is another sporting competition where the outfits on court are as stylish as they are off. Despite the super strict 'tennis whites' dress code which has been in place since the tournaments beginnings in the late 1800s, players have constantly experimented with silhouettes, textures and patterns.
These are some of the most stylish, experimental takes on the all-white tennis wardrobe of all time.
Althea Gibson, 1956
Althea Gibson became the first African American player to win a Grand Slam singles title by winning the 1956 French Open and repeated that feat in 1957 at Wimbledon. Her collegiate 'G' monogrammed cardigan ensured a winning look on court.
Margaret Court, 1960s
Margaret Court of Australia made the case for wide collars in the 60s wearing a pink-trimmed dress with chunky buttons.
Lea Pericoli, 1965
Italian player Lea oozed 60s chic in a ruffled white mini dress trimmed with roses paired with a chunky white headband designed by British sportwear designer Teddy Tinling at Wimbledon.
Billie Jean King, 1975
BJK won the championships in a white dress with a blue floral trim and matching Adidas trainers. She threw a navy blue cardigan on to accept her trophy from the Duke of Kent.
Anna White, 1985
USA's Anna White made jaws drop when she stepped in an iconic white lycra one piece in 1985. She paired with a navy paisley print headband.
Venus Williams, 2000
Venus beat her younger sister Serena in a white Reebok dress with bright orange racer back straps and a major cut-outs.
Anna Kournikova, 2002
Anna made the case for asymmetric in an Adidas vest with an off-centre v-neck and a curved hem.
Serena Williams, 2004
The seven-time Wimbledon singles champion wore the most daring outfit of all time in 2004, wearing a Nike mini dress with sheer panels along the torso and a tassled hem.
Maria Sharapova, 2005
Maria played Venus Williams in the 2005 semi final wearing a Nike dress with orange and green detailing and a low hem pleated skirt.
Serena Williams, 2010
Serena won the singles final in 2010 wearing a white dress with a subtle pink trim. To accept her trophy she threw the coolest matching cropped cape.
Petra Kvitová, 2011
Petra beat Sharapova in the 2011 singles final making the case for monochrome in a low neck vest with black detailing paired with a black and white striped skirt
Coco Gauff, 2021
Coco had a princess moment in a New Balance vest and extra floaty mini skirt
Emma Raducanu, 2022
The 19-year-old wonderkid defeated Alison Van Uytvanck in the opening round of Wimbledon on 27 June, wearing £30,000 worth of Tiffany jewellery. Game. Set. Match.