Let’s kick-off the 2011 retrospections of WTA players’ outfits with world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki. We’ve followed the Dane since her days with Adidas Adilibria in 2009 and closely throughout her cooperation with Adidas by Stella McCartney which was launched at the 2009 US Open.
Once again Wozniacki finished the year No.1 and we got to see her on the courts a lot, but the variety of her outfits wasn’t wide. Wozniacki played 22 tournaments in 2011, won six of them (Dubai, Indian Wells, Charleston, Brussels, Copenhagen, New Haven), and all her new outfits were either blueprint, white or coral (or some combination of the three colors). A refreshment came only at the end of the season with a light yellow shade of a beautifully-designed dress. Also, notice that at three Grand Slams she wore a white dress!
The 21-year-old started the year in Sydney with last year’s yellow top contrasting a dark skirt. At the Australian Open she sported a white ballerina dress.
In Dubai and Doha Wozniacki wore a white skirt and a coral top. Long-sleeves were there as well.
The blueprint ruffle dress was introduced during the Indian Wells. In my opinion, the dress is nice, but the ruffles, supposedly its highlight, are spoiling it.
For Charleston, Stuttgart and Madrid, Wozniacki recycled the coral top and switched the color of the skirt from white to blueprint, and later she returned to the white skirt. Oh well.
And just when you thought we’ve had enough repetition, for the French Open and Wozniacki’s home tournament of Copenhagen, where the Dane has remained undefeated, the Dane wore the ruffle dress she had already showcased during Miami and Indian Wells. The regular Adidas line was much more innovative.
And no, that wasn’t enough, the same dress was in the game for Wimbledon, Bastad and Cincinnati, just in white.
More white and blueprint at Toronto and New Haven.
At the US Open, which is the most colorful Grand Slam, the best place for tennis fashion, Wozniacki wore a white dress. Even though the dress itself is nice, why white? The other WTA players and their clothing sponsors used the US Open stage much better.
At the US Open Wozniacki should’ve opted for the yellow version of the dress, which was in my opinion the best Stella piece in 2011.
In 2011 Stella did abandon the light gray, which was overly present in 2010, but she continued the contrasts, introduced at the US Open 2010 and what was dark gray last year got replaced by the blueprint, pretty much a similar color. Conclusion: not many novelties.
What do you think? How do you like the Stella McCartney clothes on Wozniacki? I’m still not feeling how Stella’s designs work on Wozniacki and although the neutral colors with occasional vibrant contrasts have always been Stella’s trademark in tennis and I admired that style, I think it’s time for a new trend, and the light yellow dress represented at the end of the season is the right direction, in my opinion.
I’m not criticizing either Stella or Wozniacki, I just think that that extra something, which they are both capable of achieving, is still missing in their fashion bond. (photos: © Neal Trousdale, Tidalist, Johan Rivera, Tony, sr_cranks, Apricot Cafe)