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Nike's Revealing Wimbledon Dress Re-Called After Complaints

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 24 / 16

Nike "has been forced to pull its signature ladies dress for the 2016 Wimbledon championships over complaints from players," according to Tyson Otto of NEWS.COM.AU. The brand "has been forced into an embarrassing re-call of its Nike Premier Slam dresses so that they can be altered in time for Nike s...

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