Venus Williams' Skimpy Fashion Lead and 5 Sports Stars I'd Like to See Follow It

Linda Sharps
Venus Williams is getting a lot of press for her most recent U.S. Open outfit, which was essentially a ... well, I don't even know what to call it. It looks like a hot pink skin-tight tank top to me, the sort of thing I'd maybe wear to bed if I was feeling 1) frisky, and 2) not overly bloated. Because Venus is formed entirely of badassery, muscle, and cojones, she wore it to play some tennis. In front of about a billion people.

In terms of sheer craziness, this latest pink number isn't quite as out there as the buttcheek-revealing lace ensemble she wore back in May, but you have to wonder what exactly she's going for with her sports fashion choices. I mean, besides attention.

If this is the start of a new trend in professional athletics, I for one would like to make a formal suggestion for who should follow suit. In fact, I have five very specific candidates in mind for taking Venus's lead in skimpy sports attire:

Fredrik Ljungberg. This dude's a smoking-hot Swedish soccer star who now apparently plays with the Sounders in Seattle. WHERE I LIVE. I've never attended a Sounders game before, but I just might have to do so now. My recommended outfit for Fredrik: one of those Calvin Klein briefs he models so well.

David Beckham. Of course Beckham's on this list. I think he should wear a fashionable creation designed by Victoria, and I think it should be formed of approximately three cubic inches of leather.

Alex Rodriguez. Yankees third baseman, Madonna's former boyfriend, whatever, I just know him as the baseball guy with the dreamy eyes. Let's put him in a pair of worn jeans and a white tank top. Also, he should be ever so slightly sweaty.

Kelly Slater. Surf hunk Kelly Slater seems like a bit of a douchey player, but his pecs make it all okay. Since he's already fairly stripped down for his sport, I don't know if I'd suggest anything different. Maybe a wetsuit with some revealing cutouts, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Jerry Porter. Former Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jerry Porter will probably need an athletic cup for the game, but I see no reason for him to wear anything else. And yea, the cup shall be madeth of leopard fur.

Got any hottie sports stars to add to the list? Who else should be rocking the skimpy athletic look?

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