Ana Ivanovic’s and Kristina Mladenovic’s dress for Australian Open 2016


Some time ago a reader sent me a photo of Ana Ivanovic, taken way back in August, showing the Serb practicing in a new Adidas design, which we can now safely say will be one of clothing items the company’s representatives will wear at the 2016 Australian Open.

How do I know that this will be the style of choice of Adidas’ players? Because Kristina Mladenovic confirmed it on Twitter in response to her fans who posted this photo of the kit.

Kristina Mladenovic Australian Open dress

The predominantly red Adidas Spring Adizero Dress is characterized by rectangular colorblocks in the shades of red and grey. These Barricade Classic Bounce red shoes complete the look and Adidas believes them to be the most comfortable and stable Barricade to date.

adidas Barricade Classic Bounce shoes red

What are your first impressions? I think that this new collection will not beat the 2015 Melbourne Adizero clothes, one of my all-time favorites. I am not a huge fan of this rectangular print, even though the dress is not bad overall. The shoes are cute!



  1. Emman Damian, good suggestion. It would be awesome for Miami – IW. I think the print should’ve been more innovative for the AO. But OK, let’s wait and see it in action.

  2. Is it a sheer top layer? (the white seems a bit transparent at the bottom…)
    I like the coloring, but I don’t like the shapes. Seems like something I could have drawn :S

  3. Quite ugly and unflattering, in my opinion. They used to have some interesting designs before, what’s happened?

  4. Sabey, it seems that you’re in the minority, but as I said in the article, I don’t find it bad, I just prefer other prints. The 2015 AO collection was perfection!

    Mary, I see what you mean 😛

    Liz, it does seem sheer. And if it is, I like that, as it offers a nice dimension to the dress.

    Saudin, Claire, haha maybe you’ll change your mind when you see it in action. 😛

  5. I’m a huge fan of Adidas but this one is a BIG NO for me!!

    Agree with Mary, it looks just like tablecloth.


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