Off-season is known for being the time of Fashion Retrospections here on Women’s Tennis Blog, but since the first Grand Slam of the 2018 season will start before we know it, it’s also the period of showing new designs and the first one that I’ve come across is Maria Sharapova‘s Nike Spring Maria Dress for the Australian Open.
This is not 100% confirmed yet, but the apparel above is most probably dedicated to Sharapova’s Melbourne campaign.
The dress combines black and pale pink, reminding us of the colors of her spectacular crystal-studded US Open 2017 dresses. The 2018 Australian Open design nurtures clean lines, with the body-hugging top resembling a swimsuit (the style we’re used to getting from Stella McCartney). The dress is all about colorblocks. Dark sleeves contrasting the light bodice make the dress appear sleeveless at first glance, while the contrasting zig-zag waist defines feminine curves. Striped trims at sleeves are nice accents that complete the colorblock story of the dress.
In 2017 Maria was forced to skip the Australian Open, but she did have a dress ready for the tournament and its arctic orange and hyper orange version does look a bit similar to the 2018 design, doesn’t it?
What’s your first impression of the new dress? Until you see it on Maria and give your final verdict, enjoy my overview of all the five-time Grand Slam champion’s amazing 2017 outfits.