Dominika Cibulkova has the strongest selfie game of all the WTA players and she likes to flash her designer clothes, but let’s see the Slovak’s style on the tennis court, dictated by her long-time sponsor Lacoste, as part of my annual off-season Fashion Retrospections.
The 28-year-old Cibulkova kicked off the year at the Brisbane International, wearing the Lacoste Fall Racer Dress which she had also sported during the finishing stage of the 2016 season.
The blue design features a mango tree sports bra peeking through the keyhole cutout at back and contrast binding at the neckline and armholes.
At the Australian Open, Cibulkova debuted the Lacoste Spring Player Dress, that has a similar keyhole cutout style to the 2016 fall dress, but the real uniqueness of this outfit is the dropped-down all-around pleated skirt.
All in all, this look is groundbreaking, as even though at first glance it is yet another sporty navy/white/orange outfit with a back cutout, subtle changes to a tried-and-true design elements make this dress seem special in its simplicity.
At Roland Garros, Cibulkova introduced a different version of the same Spring Player Dress, and that’s the design we also enjoyed seeing at most tournaments leading up to Wimbledon and the US Open.
Love the Lacoste script detail at mid-back!
At Eastbourne and Wimbledon, Cibulkova nurtured the all-white look, sticking to the same sleek dress featuring a built-in bra and wide straps for support.
For the US Open, Lacoste ditched the pleats, going for a clean, body-hugging cut, but the smartly-distributed blocks of traditional colors stayed.
With the Fall Tennis Dress Lacoste yet again proved that one doesn’t have to go overboard to create a refreshing look. No need for ruffles, busy prints, unusual fabrics, crazy details! The red Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour tennis shoes nicely rounded out the outfit.
At the China Open in Beijing, Cibulkova was apparently cold, so there’s not much we can say about her look.
I really like Domi’s pleated dresses, especially the one she sported at Roland Garros, and I don’t mind that she didn’t showcase many designs, as I respect Lacoste’s tradition and less-is-more attitude. What do you say?