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Venus Williams Debuts New 'Can-Can' Corset Dress In Miami
Yahoo Sports ^ | March 26, 2010

Posted on 03/26/2010 8:21:09 PM PDT by Steelfish

Venus Williams Debuts New 'Can-Can' Corset Dress In Miami [Pic in URL]

Chris Chase

Venus Williams took it back to the '90s with the outfit she wore Thursday night at a match in Key Biscayne. The 1890s, that is.

In her opening match at the Sony Ericsson Open, Venus wore a red, spaghetti-strapped corset trimmed with a flounce. It was part can-can, part Valentine's Day. And though it certainly flouts the conventions of tennis fashion, the dress worked: Venus won the match 6-4, 6-3.

Nobody seemed to care too much about that though. The first eight questions at the post-match press conference were about the dress. "The motif is really about sporty sexy, and kind of that whole attitude of bringing that to my game," she said. "I usually don't wear red. This is kind of new for me."

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1 posted on 03/26/2010 8:21:09 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Still looks like a man.


2 posted on 03/26/2010 8:24:19 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Looks like a linebacker. Definite NFL potential...


3 posted on 03/26/2010 8:26:21 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: Steelfish

Roid rage red. My favorite color.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 8:27:57 PM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: Steelfish

Tranny. and an ugly one at that.


5 posted on 03/26/2010 8:29:29 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: Steelfish

Boy I am I feeling old. I can remember when white was the ONLY color allowed on the courts.


6 posted on 03/26/2010 8:29:37 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
"Still looks like a man."

I think both of the Williams "girls" look "steriod-upped."

7 posted on 03/26/2010 8:30:06 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: steel_resolve
I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from 300 - it was when Ephialtes first met King Leonidas - His Sargeant at Arms held out his spear menacingly and said "Monstah!"

I have the same feeling here...
8 posted on 03/26/2010 8:32:07 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: Steelfish

She’s no Venus.


9 posted on 03/26/2010 8:33:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Steelfish

Looks like something you’d find on the close out rack at Victoria’s Secret.


10 posted on 03/26/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: Steelfish

Both Williams sisters have been fashion icons in their own minds for years on the tour - the most stupid, butt-ugly designs ever. The logo shows this one is Venus’s own company (called “Eleven”, because “it’s better than 10.”)

Barf alert.


11 posted on 03/26/2010 8:35:04 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Steelfish

lol i knew that was going to be pitiful when i clicked on it... darn why did i do that..


12 posted on 03/26/2010 8:37:23 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Steelfish

Well, I could have gone for years without having seen that....


13 posted on 03/26/2010 8:38:56 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb

Hahaahah

Brilliant


14 posted on 03/26/2010 8:40:14 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: dalebert

It’s like looking at a fat lady on a unicycle. It’s just too darned strange NOT to look.


15 posted on 03/26/2010 8:41:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Steelfish

16 posted on 03/26/2010 8:42:52 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Men are from Mars, and so is Venus!


17 posted on 03/26/2010 8:48:41 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

Well put.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 8:49:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar


19 posted on 03/26/2010 8:52:45 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: GnuHere

“The logo shows this one is Venus’s own company (called “Eleven”, because “it’s better than 10.”)”

I suggest that the “Eleven” comes from 7-11, where she gets her ‘fashion inspirations’.


20 posted on 03/26/2010 8:57:38 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Not only is she manly, but the “dress” is wayyyy inappropriate. Tackyyyyyy


21 posted on 03/26/2010 8:59:15 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Navy blue)
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To: Jet Jaguar

She’s something else.


22 posted on 03/26/2010 9:00:24 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Dang, but she is one unattractive woman! It looks like she’s playing in her sleep wear.


23 posted on 03/26/2010 9:02:47 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

That is not a flattering picture.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 9:11:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I can picture MO wearing that. lol.
25 posted on 03/26/2010 9:12:53 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Steelfish

She hasn’t gotten any prettier over the years has she? She did win her match, maybe because her opponent was to weak from laughing to raise her racket.


26 posted on 03/26/2010 9:19:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Steelfish
Good grief!!!

This girl is going to give Mama Obama a run for her money!! It would be a shame for to lose her status as the 'fashion queen' of the world!!

27 posted on 03/26/2010 9:19:17 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Steelfish
My husband said that she looked liked Tiger Woods on steroids. (may I say that I alerted him to the photo and asked him for his first response)
28 posted on 03/26/2010 9:23:03 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Looks like she might be packin a lady gagger of her own also.


29 posted on 03/26/2010 9:24:58 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: Steelfish

Hideous.


30 posted on 03/26/2010 9:29:55 PM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Steelfish

My goodness... she looks like a starving Ethiopian that was given steroids and dressed in a nightie from Fredericks.


31 posted on 03/26/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Steelfish

Not really fair. That’s about the worst picture you could take. Can’t tell, but the tennis dress looks a bit like she is wearing her neice’s nightgown. I think standing still the outfit still fails. I would like to see the sisters in normal tennis clothes.

Both Williams sisters are very athletic and are attractive. That’s all I know about them besides they can play tennis.
(Not a tennis fan.)


32 posted on 03/26/2010 9:32:37 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Steelfish

That dress - she has got to be kidding.......did she look in a mirror first?


33 posted on 03/26/2010 9:43:38 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: StormEye

I would faint dead away if I learned that either one of those girls/women were interested in having a normal, happy sex life with a man. Of course, I could be wrong and it’s not fair to judge people on the basis of their appearance; they just don’t seem like regular girls to me.


34 posted on 03/26/2010 9:52:43 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Steelfish

35 posted on 03/26/2010 9:53:58 PM PDT by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: IrishCatholic

Attractive? Do you have a braille keyboard?


36 posted on 03/26/2010 9:56:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: ottbmare

Regular girls?

I am not sure they are regular people.

Steroid do weird things.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 9:57:45 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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38 posted on 03/26/2010 9:58:14 PM PDT by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: FourPeas

Far from nice and not nice from far!


39 posted on 03/26/2010 9:59:09 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: little jeremiah

No, I went to the Yahoo link and followed the related 100+ Photographs. They are a lot more flattering.


40 posted on 03/26/2010 10:56:14 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: All

She looks like a man in a nighty from the 50% off bin at K Mart.


41 posted on 03/26/2010 11:04:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: All

Do they ever test these tennis people for steroids?


42 posted on 03/26/2010 11:05:32 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Steelfish

Whoa!!!!! Danny Glover in a nightie!


43 posted on 03/26/2010 11:30:55 PM PDT by BruceysMom (Terrier Victim)
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To: smokingfrog

I would describe her as a minotaur.

And I am not saying that in a slanderous way.

One of the Sisters has her own fashion line so maybe this is a product of it.

As a woman who enjoys looking at all fashions I am now curious abuot her get up.

No one posted a pic yet.

I am not a tennis fan but what is wrong with traditional on court garb?

It seems the fashion display should be left off the court so that is does not distract from the sport. JMO


44 posted on 03/27/2010 12:02:15 AM PDT by Global2010 (We have De Humanized our Society because we have De Christianize our society. Fr.Corapi)
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To: Jet Jaguar

OK now that get up just does nothing for Venus.

She may be a great tennis player but her taste in design/fashion makes Lady GaGa look like Channel.


45 posted on 03/27/2010 12:11:58 AM PDT by Global2010 (We have De Humanized our Society because we have De Christianize our society. Fr.Corapi)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Please remove me from the Venus Williams in a Can Can dress ping list.


46 posted on 03/27/2010 12:19:25 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

LOL, that is hilarious!

Thanks for the early morning laugh.


47 posted on 03/27/2010 4:06:57 AM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Tranny alert!


48 posted on 03/27/2010 4:23:15 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Cool heads prevail)
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To: GnuHere
(called “Eleven”, because “it’s better than 10.”)


Spinal Tap should sue ;^)
49 posted on 03/27/2010 4:38:24 AM PDT by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: Steelfish

wow, that’s one ugly dress. and she does look like a man.


50 posted on 03/27/2010 4:39:57 AM PDT by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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