It's Lacoste time! So far in our retrospections of the WTA player outfits we've covered Nike on Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, EleVen on Venus Williams, Fila on Kim Clijsters, Adidas by Stella McCartney on Caroline Wozniacki and now let's see what Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova wore on the tennis courts throughout 2012 as the most prominent representative of Lacoste.
In past two years, the most famous face of Lacoste was Samantha Stosur, but in the beginning of 2012 she switched to Asics.
REMINDER of how Samantha Stosur worked Lacoste:
- Retrospection of all Samantha Stosur's Lacoste outfits in 2011
- In pictures: Samantha Stosur wearing Lacoste throughout 2010
Lacoste tennis clothes always have clean lines and not more than two or three colors. Collars are very common in their designs. If you are a fan of classic style, than Lacoste is perfect for you.
The creator of the Lacoste brand was René Lacoste, a French tennis player nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his tenacity on the court. The above photo from 1926 is the first known appearance of René with the crocodile logo embroidered on his blazer.
As you can see, the 15th-ranked Slovakian didn't sport many different dresses in 2012. The Lacoste Women's Spring/Summer Tennis Dress with ribbed V-neck, drawcord at waist and the signature crocodile applique on chest was on display at almost ten tournaments. The dress exists in white, red and navy. At the events where Cibulkova wore the red dress she sometimes alternated the navy version.
At the Unicef Open she wore the navy dress, but also introduced a white dress she subsequently sported at Wimbledon.
A pleated red skirt and the classic Lacoste polo were there for the Olympics.
Lacoste Women's Fall Tennis Dress has a ribbed collar and armholes and deep button placket.
At the US Open Cibulkova wore the blue and white version, while at her last tournament of the season, the Kremlin Cup where she was defending her title, she wore the black and gray color-block dress.
Are you a fan of Lacoste? I definitely love how Cibulkova works it. My favorite is the first dress, the one sported in Brisbane. I like the purple touch on black and white. What would be your choice? (photos: Ralf Reinecke, johnnyraper, © Neal Trousdale, Tenis Universal, Piero Lopane Photography, mjh0, Tumblr)