Monday, January 09, 2012

Let's be real, women sweat. Well, accept for me. I don't sweat, no one on my mom's side of the family does.

Dear Nike, Lacoste, Fila, Adidas, and any other sports wear companies that sponsor women tennis players,

Hello sportswear companies.  We need to talk.  See, here's the thing. I love tennis season in Australia - it lasts for the month of January and is the only time I can watch tennis on tv throughout the year. And I adore tennis.

I don't discriminate between men's tennis and women's, I love them both. However,  I've begun to notice a not so pleasant sweat problem amongst your sportswear on tennis stars.  It starts just when the woman in question begins to sweat which inevitably is boob/cleavage sweat.  And that soaks through her shirt leaving small sweat marks on her boobs which grow to become a sweat bra and then finally when the match is nearly over a sweat shirt.

Here is my question for you, dear Nike, Lacoste, Fila, Adidas, and any other sports wear companies that sponsor women tennis players, why haven't you made shirts yet that disguise this discoloration due to sweat around the boobs? Surely you are big enough corporations to have a designated "sweat marks" team which is working on this unsightly problem?  I'll tell you right now, I'm not leaning towards buying any of your tennis wear (even if it does make me play like Kim Clijsters) if I'm going to have awkward sweat marks that grow out from my nipples.

Just work on it ok?

Love a tennis fan,



  1. I always tell people; "I don't sweat, I glisten." Sometimes just more than others.

  2. Haha, such a good point. Thanks for the comment on my organising post. Like I said at the bottom of the post, everyone must find a way to use the tools that suits them. Sometimes I use my diary as a notebook too. Which is why I love that Moleskin I was talking about. But as a general rule, I try not to. But I bet your diary looks awesome though. Probably a little like my sketchbook. I cary with me at least three books to write/draw in at all times. So I feel your pain. Great blog! Will follow you!

  3. Ha! This is fantastic -and SO true! I was totally thinking about this today in yoga - one lady had visible sweat marks on her, umm, butt. I felt bad for her...

  4. Hi there, thanks for stopping by. I really didn't notice this in tennis before!

  5. I did a gym class once behind a woman wearing light grey workout pants. NEVER BUY LIGHT GREY WORKOUT PANTS. She started out with a sweat line down her butt crack, and it got worse from there *shudder*

    In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it's referred to as 'exercise moisture', which makes me laugh hysterically.

    Oh, and when it comes to tennis, anything is better than seeing Nadal pick his wedgie every single point for an entire match... O.o

  6. As a life long athlete, I have to say: I don't trust people who don't sweat. I proudly sweat like a man when I work out. If you aren't sweating, you aren't working out hard enough! Now, that type of sweat when you aren't working out? Ewww.

  7. RE: Melbourne on My Mind-- that happens in my workout classes all the time and I always feel so embarrassed for the women who it happens to. That is why I always wear black workout pants.

    I agree with you. I think this should be a serious priority for these companies. Like now. It is so gross/ embarrassing.

  8. Haahahaha... This is hilarious. I actually wish I could sweat more - I've almost had heat exhaustion before from my body's inability to cool itself off. But I agree - I don't want to have to *see* it!

  9. I read somewhere...horses sweat, men perspire and women glow!

  10. Haha, definitely agree! I hate boob sweat and it shows up so obviously in sportswear!

  11. Ugh, I hear ya girl! The same holds true for running attire. I just love that beautiful band of sweat across my boobs. So flattering.

  12. Haha! I absolutely love you for this letter - it's so true! :)

  13. Hahahaha, I love this!
    I don't play tennis... but I definitely sweat when I exercise, and it seems like it always starts at the boobs!

  14. Bahahha!

    That is all.

    Well, that and I think all they'd have to do is start making more tops with patterns or something. That would help, right? Come ON, people!

  15. ha! so true!!! they need to get on this.

  16. hahahaha what an AWESOME post! Thank you for making a shout out that truly needs to be heard.

  17. Such a good point. I SWEAT and I'm sure other women do too so... those companies should really get on it.

  18. Amelia - I really actually don't sweat! It's more of a problem than anything else.

    Trine Marie - I tried to find a moleskin diary but they didn't have any in the size I was looking for.

    Meghan - Oh, that is bad also! No one needs that.

    Sam - Look out for it. The boob sweat, it ain't pretty.

    Melbourne on my mind - I don't know, some of the poor women literally just have small circles of sweat around the area of the nipple. It's not good.

    The Zadge - TRUST when I say, I wish I could sweat. I try. I try so hard, but alas. No. I'm all for sweating. Sweat on women of tennis.

    Teacher girl -Right? What are these companies doing if not solving this problem?

    Jane - YES! Me too. It really is an issue. I've fainted before because my body overheats, but doesn't sweat (poorly designed).

    Vanisha - I've heard that too.

    Inga - This is a serious issue young lady ;)

    Megan - This is all I'm saying. Surely someone somewhere is working on this?

    Angela - RIGHT? Who designed the sweat bra? We need a word.

    Erika - Thank you! Someone had to say it.

    Alyx - Right! They can't help where we sweat, but they can help how much it shows.

    Second city Randomness - Patterns might help! You're right!

    Elle Sees - YES! Action is called for.

    Jessica - Your Welcome.

    Krysten - YES!

    Alexa - That is better than what I do! :)

    Mrs Pancakes - thank you. We address the tough issues here at Decoybetty.

    Crazy Shenanigans - Thank you!

  19. OMG! SO true. I always look like I'm lactating when I run. So embarrassing, but what can you do ?!