NBA cheerleaders’ outfits are always designed to entice but the Brooklyn Nets are putting a new spin on the traditional uniform. Their wardrobe, created by designer David Dalrymple who has worked with Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears, is decidedly bold and edgy with a street flair. Dalrymple believes the look epitomizes Brooklyn’s tough spirit: “The uniforms are feminine and strong…This isn’t palm trees and sunshine. It’s New York City, and it’s Brooklyn. It’s a different sensibility. We go hard,” he said.

The “hard” theme permeates the collection of seven costumes, which features latex, zippers, black and white jailhouse stripes, sequin leggings and “leatherette” halters and shorts. One of the more eye-catching pieces is a pair of knee-length “leatherette” boots with lace-up ties adorning the front.

Dalrymple elucidates how the costumes reflect a street sensibility, an intrinsic part of the new Brooklyn Nets campaign which gets its cue from co-owner, Jay-Z: “For these costumes, we needed things that these women can dance and move in, but we wanted to bring in street elements. We needed to find that bridge of street fashion that can actually work on the court.”

The uniforms are certainly unique and the aesthetic is groundbreaking for cheerleaders’ uniforms, but are you feeling them, Clutchettes and Gents? Speak on it!


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  • karmell

    that striped one looks like they got it off the set of a jail-themed porn movie. the shorts wouldn’t be too bad w/o those damn stripes. the skirt just kinda looks like the ‘bad girl’ HS cheerleader. yeah, not a good look.

  • Jodie

    Here’s a thought. How about putting all the money into the coaching staff? Stop with these tacky old school jail bait costumes and the haute cuisine (NY Times article) and how about investing in the athletes and coaching so they will start WINNING!

  • emme

    Does every piece of clothing have to have the team name on it…Im trying to figure out why the boots say Brooklynets? I swear Ms Tina had something to do with this! The costumes may not have her trademark leopard print but dangit I am sure she had something to do with all those dang rivets and stripes…and is that a corsette? STOP IT TINA!

  • justanotheropinion

    My question: Would Jay Z feel the same way if Blue strolled out wearing one of these ‘get-ups’? Probably not. Enuf said about the worth of his input….

  • I think they’re dreadful