They weren’t pretty and they weren’t practical, but long before Warney was engaged in sexting, slimming and Liz Hurley, sporting strips were just plain awesome.
No bodylength swimsuits, no quick-dry garb, and no overt advertising. The cricketers had a smoko between ends and the footballers re-hydrated with beer. However, the best get-ups were left to the tennis players and the public who hoped to emulate them. Flashy, form-fitting, and at all times embracing fluro. Match? What match? In my mind it played second fiddle to the world of headbands, bucket hats, high waisted shorts and mesmerising hair.
|It's a stare off but the one shoulder wins every time.|
|Just your normal change of ends in the 80's|
|When high pants led to better shots|
A big thanks to Jens from 80s-tennis.com for letting me use these images!