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Can Shorts Rival These Graceful Frocks for the Courts?
16" x 24"

A fashion illustration underlining the great tennis fashion debate of Can shorts rival elegants skirts and dresses on the tennis court It goes on to describe how Mrs Helen Wills Moody and other leading players have denounced the idea of shorts for lawn tennis and upheld the simple white frock with a pleated skirt The Sketch expected there to be no likelihood of shorts appearing in any important tournament and that nothing is smarter or more practical than a welltailored frock such as those sketched here All dresses are of Japshan pure silk which washes and wear splendidly worn with little short jackets in Viyella The American tennis champion Alice Marble pioneered the wearing of shorts and despite the prophecies of The Sketch magazine here women tennis players frequently were wearing shorts by the end of the s