Nike hyped its “NikeCourt Premier Slam Dress” and boasted about its “traditional aesthetic” and “power pleats,” but “A-shirt is a particularly egregious example of a style that’s been an impractical staple of women’s tennis for decades,” writes Christina Cauterucci.

In fact, Cauterucci notes,  Eliza Truitt was wondering why female tennis players still, after all these years, compete in skirts as far back as 2001, with Truitt ultimately arguing that a “little panty flash” was good for business and served as a “way for women to boost their star status and endorsement value in a celebrity market that sells women’s bodies as much as their talent.”

Read more at Slate

 

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