We know what Ana Ivanovic will wear at the upcoming French Open, we know what Stella McCartney has prepared for her athletes, we know that Fila created two collections for their players (Goddess and Spirit), and while we’re still waiting for the market-leader Nike to show us the designs for their big names, let’s see what French company Lacoste will impress us with in Paris.
With their most famous player Dominika Cibulkova on the sidelines, world No.29 Alize Cornet will lead Lacoste’s representatives at the French Open in these laser blue separates that represent a compatible marriage of classic design and modern details. The always-current pleats of the Lacoste Spring Pleated Skirt matched with a classic Lacoste Spring Spring Tank featuring a keyhole cutout at center back, that is a must in today’s fashionable tops, make a complete look that is both ever-lasting and feminine.
The 95th-ranked Elena Vesnina will also rock these separates. By the way, the skirt features a super cute rubber Lacoste Croc at right hip.
Lacoste is one of ideal brands for extreme tennis fashion traditionalists and the new collection also offers the always-safe whites. In the photo above you can see Russian Vesnina wearing the Lacoste Spring Sleeveless Polo, also available in navy, and the Lacoste Spring Drawstring Skirt with contrast piping on sides.
World No.67 Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine is also showing that one can’t go wrong with classic whites.
All these styles are available at Tennis Warehouse US and Tennis Warehouse Europe.
I think I liked cornet’s outfit better when she wore the darker navy version of the tank with the pleated skirt, but her outfit is still pretty. Fits her much better than some of those dresses
there are news from Nike:
I have to say that Maria’s dress is really wonderful! It is going to be a great Roland Garros edition this year, at least fashionwise! 😉
Ga, this collection, although still very safe, is one of better Lacoste’s recent collections. I like both the blue separates as well as the white pieces.
Mary, thanks for the update. I’ve had the sketches of new Nike clothes for a few days now, but I’ve been instructed to post tomorrow, due to some Nike’s policies about release dates. The dress is indeed wonderful! I can’t wait to see it in detail!
Emman Damian, even thought the keyhole cutout has been here for a long time, I still find it amazing, especially because it offers endless opportunities for variation.
I like Alize’s dress. The keyhole cut at the back is really popular among tennis dresses these days. The pleats are amazing too. It gives a different texture.
I agree. I think Adidas started it then most major brands are now investing on it because it has been a trend recently in tennis. It also gives that “feminine” touch in the dress.
Emman Damian, I also think that Adidas started it. Actually, as far as I remember, the trend was started with the Adidas Fall Adilibria dress, back in 2011, worn by Ivanovic and Hantuchova. Check it out here: https://womenstennisblog.com/2011/12/21/hantuchova-and-ivanovic-in-adidas-adilibria-and-adizero-throughout-2011/