It's unlikely you'll ever be as fierce a tennis player as Venus Williams--but that doesn't mean you can't copy her flashy on-court style.
While the three-time Olympic gold medalist is currently in London for the 2012 summer games, we're getting a better look at EleVen--her new women's and men's sportswear line--over on this side of the pond.
The American-made garments have slowly been rolling out over the past few months--with the first capsule collection launch event taking place a few months ago in Miami. Next month, Venus will bring the party to Southampton, NY, to fete the second round of designs. And finally, we'll have to wait a bit longer for the full collection, which will be revealed in September--just in time for New York Fashion Week.
She sure knows how to keep us in suspense. But from what we've seen so far, the line looks great. Venus definitely keeps with the classic tennis attire silhouettes (shorts, dresses, skirts and tanks), but spices things up with eye-catching prints and a few personal touches.
In fact, Venus has hidden cute messages in each piece of clothing, like “Bring It," “Oh & Oh" and Beat ‘Em!”
Although the designs definitely make us want to invest in some tennis lessons, we're hoping the final collection boasts a more vibrant color palette. The mostly black and white pieces are clean and fresh but a little dull. Nevertheless, we know If our mediocre backhand won't win us a match perhaps we'll get a nod for being best-dressed.
We can't wait to see what Venus will be wearing at the Olympics--but in the meantime check out our favorite designs from EleVen and Venus' grand slam style in the slideshow below.