Tennis player in tennis balls: Bethanie Mattek-Sands wears Alex Noble dress

Well, we’ll say one thing: it must’ve taken a lot of balls to wear this, no?

Oh, come on! Like we weren’t going to make the obvious “balls” joke here – it was practically handed to us on a plate, for crying out loud!

Speaking of jokes, though, we’re going to assume this IS one.

Has to be, doesn’t it?

And OK, it was the Wimbledon pre-party, which, as far as we’re aware, isn’t normally a costume event, but we’re assuming US tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands just decided it was time to inject a sense of humour into the game. People who wear dresses designed by Alex Noble, who’s one of Lady Gaga’s favourite designers, aren’t normally expecting to be taken seriously, after all. Which is a good thing, here.

These will also work as reflective safety wear: perfect if you’re walking home after dark along unlit streets!

You’ve gotta love someone who can wear tennis balls on her head and keep smiling, no?

Kudos to you, Bethanie Mattek-Sands – The Fashion Police aren’t sports fans, so we’d never even heard of you until now, but we’ll be sure to keep you on our radar!

(P.S. This photos is actually a couple of weeks old, but we’ve been on vacation, so we’re just catching up. We couldn’t let a tennis ball dress go unrecorded…)


  • June 27, 2011


    Oww, my eyes. That dress is BRIGHT.

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  • June 27, 2011

    Liza Ashby

    She’s going to look back on this and cringe :/ Not good!

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  • June 28, 2011


    blinding! had to minimise the page cos I am at work! oh my…. she sure looks like a joke!

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  • June 29, 2011


    This is funny. What a fancy dress.

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  • June 29, 2011


    the dress is odd but i love the shoes!!

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  • July 10, 2011


    omg! im blinding!

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  • July 27, 2011


    This get up needs to be burned. Shoes and all.

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