Jelena Ostapenko’s partnership with DK ONE—no relation to yours truly!—has delivered some unforgettable lewks for spring, even managing to make her stand out in spite of Wimbledon’s all-white dress code through a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Océane Dodin.

Wearing her now trademark ruffles to Court 17, the 2017 Roland Garros champion made the audacious decision to pair a white top with a cream-colored skirt—a flagrant violation of the dress code, specifically rule No. 2's ban of off-white and cream. While the skirt was pale enough in color to perhaps pass for white with a matching top, the outfit ultimately yielded a shocking two-toned effect (by design or otherwise).


Players have, in the past, been inspected for not meeting attire requirements—including an especially embarrassing incident involving then-junior Jurij Rodionov—but the No. 12-seeded Ostapenko endured no such trouble as she eased past her fellow big-hitting French opponent in straight sets. The former Wimbledon semifinalist may yet receive reprimand from tournament staff.

As we ponder what staid norms the Latvian may break in her scheduled second round against Belgian qualifier Yanina Wickmayer, let’s also meditate on Ostapenko’s greatest hits through the clay and grass swings:

In the immortal words of famed fashion editor Diana Vreeland: “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.”