Thanks to Down the Line! reader Nathan for sending me this image of the Nike Striking Court Day Dress from the Striking Clothing Collection that Maria Sharapova will likely wear at the U.S. Open according to this piece of marketing material from the sports apparel brand:
Here's a description:
The Striking Clothing Collection is a gorgeous feminine range to be worn by Maria Sharapova during the last two Grand Slams of 2010. Featuring unique style and beautiful colours bound to make a statement on the court.I usually like to take the wait-and-see approach on these dresses because sometimes they pull a switch-a-roo last minute and other times the flat doesn't look as good (or horrific) as it does on her and in motion. That being said, it seems Nike design was watching too many repeats of Mad Men in preparation for last night's season premiere - which was FANTASTIC - and got a bit too inspired by Betty Draper (who can blame them really.) But again, WAIT-AND-SEE.
An eyecatching Court Day Dress as worn by Maria, this dress is a beautiful new colour and a fantastic new style with lots of attractive assymetrical features. The button plackets on the chest and right hem are non-functional, providing an eye-catching style to this dress. The black hem of the dress is delicately ruffled with a pop of colour shimmer under the dress.
Of course, the next logical question would be: Which character will Shieka play for her night matches - Joan Harris or Peggy Olson? She'll need double 'D' chicken cutlets for the former while this could work just fine for the latter. But, good question indeed.