Europe wins Golfweek's Fashion Face-Off

Suzann Pettersen of Europe celebrates holing a putt on the 15th green during her singles match against Michelle Wie on Day 3 of the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle Golf Club on September 25, 2011. Pettersen would win the match 1 up.

While it was a tight race - with both teams looking strikingly sharper than in previous years - we still had to dig deep for a winner of the 2011 Solheim Cup Fashion Face-Off. And we weren’t sure if it was the smile on their faces, or the fire in their eyes, that had the Europeans coming out on top - for the second Solheim in a row.

Why the Europeans, you ask? Well, the Abacus attire seemed to fit the setting perfectly. They did a great job with keeping to the tradition of golf with the argyles and stripes, and with fabrics and accessories that were appropriate and could hold up to the toughest conditions - not to mention looking quite dapper in the meantime. You can always leave it up to the Europeans to dress appropriately, but you cannot always count on them for style - this time you could! They won our hearts with the violet infused practice-round outfit and capped it off with the subtle, yet patriotic boldness of the European Union stars during the final round.

On the flip side, we had our highly spirited American gals, who looked well put together in their Antigua gear. Unfortunately, what lost them the Fashion Face-Off was the overly accessorized look. Their patriotism is well respected. However, it seemed as though comfort and mobility took a back seat to esthetically pleasing the crowd. We do have to give Antigua kudos for their wonderful wardrobe choices.

Both sides made it hard for us to come up with a winner. But many thanks to our readers - they helped us crown the Europeans and Abacus, again, as our 2011 Solheim Cup Fashion Face-off champions. Congratulations!

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