In a year that dealt tennis observers a good many surprises, mavens such as Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer were missing for much of the season, inciting a certain parity in the fashion field. Even so, here are the carefully curated best of the best:

See No. 7 here.


Donning her own EleVen by Venus look at the US Open, Venus Williams gave the purple-centric appearance of a regal veteran, notably one competing in her record 72nd major tournament. A grande dame of the game, her floral frock's hues kept her young even as the deep-blue back to the dress broke up the pattern a bit to let the look breathe a little.


Despite its beauty, you know Venus would gladly burn the dress if it meant she could have clinched that match point she held against Karolina Pliskova in their hotly contested quarterfinal bout.

Check 0ut No. 5.