Back in the 1800s women entering the Wimbledon Tennis Championships could be expected to wear a body-length undergarment, corset, 2 petticoats, silk dress, straw boater and tennis apron. Yes: a tennis apron. The whole thing could weigh as much as 4.9kg. Things have changed a lot since then.
Check out this 1900s Steen skirt and blouse:
Attitudes relaxed after World War I. This is a mid-1920s Pique dress:
This dress was worn by Mary Hardwick Hare in 1958:
This is a 1972 dress worn by Wimbledon Ladies Winner Evonne Goolagong:
This little number was worn by Steffi Graf in 1988:
And finally, this is the dress worn by 5-times Ladies Singles Champion Serena Williams in 2012:
And this is just a sample of the fashions on display at the Wimbledon Museum and Tour, where collections reflect the styles up to the most recent Championships.