Exactly Why Serena Williams's Catsuit Ban Is a Disgrace


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As both a fashion editor and tennis player, I loved Serena Williams's Nike catsuit at the French Open tournament back in May. She loved it too, calling it a dedication to fierce moms who have come back from tough pregnancies. It seems like the only person who didn't like it was the president of the French Tennis Federation, Bernard Giudicelli.

Per The Associated Press, Giudicelli says the French Open will now institute a new dress code for players. Historically, Wimbledon's all-white dress code has been the only outfit regulation at any of the four Grand Slams, where female players typically wear dresses, skirts, or shorts. "I think that sometimes we've gone too far," he told Tennis Magazine, referencing on-court outfits, highlighting Williams's catsuit in particular: "It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place."