This off-season Ana Ivanovic had the honor of opening our fashion retrospections with her few but extraordinary Adidas Adizero dresses and I decided to have another look at the German brand, from the perspective of Caroline Wozniacki's outfits designed by famous Stella McCartney. Let's see how bright the stars were for the Dane regarding on-court fashion during 2013.
As usual, Caroline Wozniacki started the season with the ensembles from the end of the last season – cute and sporty color-block skorts in blue/white/cobalt and black/white/neon pink with matching tanks.
At the Australian Open and subsequent events the Dane wore a yellow and white dress characterized by pleats on the back of the skirt. The official name of the item is Adidas Women's Stella McCartney Spring dress and currently it's on sale – the price dropped from $120 to $50.
The color yellow was present in all Stella's spring items – paired with a black skirt for Miami, Charleston, Stuttgart, Madrid, Rome and Brussels, and then combined with blue and white for Wozniacki's Roland Garros dress with wide adjustable straps, which the Dane also worked on the grass of Eastbourne (on a 50% sale at Tennis Warehouse!).
PREVIOUS FASHION RETROSPECTIONS OF CAROLINE WOZNIACKI'S ADIDAS CLOTHES
- 2012: The colors of Stella for Wozniacki's 2012 dresses
- 2011: Adidas by Stella McCartney clothes for world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki
- 2010: Caroline Wozniacki's first year in Adidas by Stella McCartney
- 2009: Caroline Wozniacki's Adidas Adilibria and Stella McCartney looks
For Wimbledon Stella prepared an extraordinary racerback dress with mesh straps at sides and a layered skirt. Quite a busy dress in terms of design, but since it's solid white it works.
A nice shade of blue combined with orange was introduced for Toronto, Cincinnati and New Haven with the Fall Tank and Skort. As you can notice, throughout the season Stella was inspired by color-blocking and in most of the items it looked nice.
The star of the season was Adidas Women's Stella McCartney Fall Dress Ink! There was too much going on from every perspective – design, colors, sweat marks – and when combined with the space jacket, all you can think of is how to get this design off the Earth.
However, maybe her outfit was gross, but Wozniacki claimed her first title of the season in it, at the very last tournament she played – the Luxembourg Open.
All in all, when we look at the entire year, Stella McCartney did a good job with Adidas, but the trouble is that I don't think anyone can get this last color-block dress out of their minds and not to mention the space jacket, so it puts a very dark shadow over the entire Stella's tennis fashion season. I hope Wozniacki will not wear it at the start of 2014! Your thoughts? (photos: ©Neal Trousdale, Tennis Buzz, JJ Tennis, Moo's Tennis Blog, sr_cranks)