This week I launched my annual off-season WTA fashion retrospections with an overview of Serena Williams' Nike 2015 dresses and now I'm eager to show you all the Adidas by Stella McCartney outfits that made Garbine Muguruza comfortable during her milestone season. Notice that in my previous yearly overviews the honor was always given to Caroline Wozniacki, while now I feel it's time to move on to the world No.3 Spaniard.
Muguruza opened the season in Sydney, wearing the previous year's Adidas Fall Adizero Dress in color vivid berry, most famously worn by Ana Ivanovic. As you can see, the Spaniard wasn't clad in Stella McCartney back then.
For the first Grand Slam of the season and all the way to the second one, Muguruza was wearing the Adidas Spring Stella McCartney Barricade Tank and the coordinating floral Adidas Spring Stella McCartney Barricade Skirt.
In Doha, Muguruza showed the beautiful long-sleeved shirt from the collection.
At a number of tournaments, the two-time WTA titlist combined her printed skirt with the grey version of the tank. As you can see, the front part of the tank has a nice slimming color-block, while the back has a cute keyhole cutout.
PREVIOUS FASHION RETROSPECTIONS OF THE STELLA MCCARTNEY CLOTHES
- 2014: Photo overview of Caroline Wozniacki and Adidas by Stella McCartney throughout 2014: asymmetry, innovative colors and prints, flirty skirts and shorts
- 2013: Dominance of color-blocks, pleats and mesh inserts
- 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
- 2008: All Maria Kirilenko's Stella McCartney tennis dresses
For Muguruza's French Open campaign and Wimbledon tune-ups, Stella shifted to more contrasting color-blocks, unique for the amber yellow shade when it comes to the Adidas Summer Barricade Stella McCartney Tank, while in the bottom part of the outfit the designer introduced embroidered flowers on sides. I presented this summer collection in detail back in April.
Muguruza reached her maiden Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in an outfit that deserved to get so much exposure: the Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Tank with textured zones and a nice yellow half-zip, plus the really unique skirt, totally see-through with circular laser cuts, while it does feature built-in compression shorts.
In North America players always get back to lively colors and Muguruza hopped in the yellow and grey version of her Wimbledon outfit.
The final stage of the season was super successful for Muguruza, as she won the title in Beijing, finished runner-up in Wuhan, and made her debut in the WTA Finals where she reached the semis. All those achievements came in Stella's winter collection featuring this famous outfit in which Flavia Pennetta won the US Open. As you can see, the Adidas Winter Stella McCartney Tank is the continuation of the shirt style that was introduced back at the Australian Open and versions of which were constantly present during the season, while the paneled skirt which exists in two shades of grey is a classic.
What's your verdict on Muguruza's 2015 Stella outfits? When it comes to style, I think that Garbine's year was as successful as her tennis results, while my favorite separates are the Australian Open ones, the romantic skirt that's nicely paired with the very athletic tank. (photos: Jimmie48, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, Peter Cooper 131)