It was another brilliant season for Adidas by Stella McCartney — the British designer stayed true to her signature perforations, colorblocks and body-hugging fits, while the line’s representative Caroline Wozniacki enjoyed a milestone year as the Dane added a Grand Slam title to her rich résumé and returned to the No.1 ranking. Let’s see all Wozniacki’s 2018 looks as part of my annual Fashion Retrospections.
Wozniacki kicked off the 2018 season in Auckland, wearing the Adidas Stella McCartney New York Tank and Skirt, in which she won the 2017 WTA Finals in Singapore. The tank stands out with its mixed design construction, seamlessness and tight fit, while the skirt features a unique asymmetrical vibrant pink waistband.
At the Australian Open we had an unusual fashion phenomenon – Wozniacki started the tournament in the Adidas Spring Stella McCartney Tank and Skirt, but since promoters of Adidas’ breakthrough jumpsuit lost early, Wozniacki abandoned her original outfit and switched to the jumpsuit, in order to give it more exposure.
The jumpsuit eventually got the exposure it deserves, as the Dane went all the way to the champion’s trophy in Melbourne.
Unlike Stella McCartney’s form-fitting designs, the jumpsuit has a casual, relaxed fit, inspired by beach life in Australia.
In Indian Wells, Miami, Istanbul, Madrid and Rome, Wozniacki wore the Adidas Spring Stella McCartney Dress that nurtures all Stella’s favorite elements: bold colorblocks, breathable laser cut mesh inserts, slim fit, and scuba-style zipper.
The red racerback and back of the skirt feature those perforations to help circulate airflow.
The black Roland Garros dress is a more subdued version of the colorblock dress. You can notice all Stella’s signature design elements, but they are combined differently this time.
Subtle grey side colorblocks visually narrow the figure, technique we often see in Stella’s designs.
Wimbledon worships plain white apparel and even though Stella fully respected the strict clothing rules, she managed to create a busy design, overflowing the Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Dress with textural details such as diamond mesh and laser cutouts at skirt and waist.
In Montreal and Cincinnati, Wozniacki combined colors that at first glance don’t seem to belong together, but it turned out that they make a perfect match.
The Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Tank is in coffee rose, while the Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Skirt is in core red.
As you can see, it is another outfit very rich in textural elements.
The tank’s red colorblocks visually slim the waist, while the asymmetric distribution of blue panels in the skirt give a slight edge to the perforated skirt.
Completing the look were white accessories: the Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Bag and the Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Jacket featuring elastic ruching down the sleeves, plus elastic hem and cuffs.
Now that you’ve seen all Caro’s 2018 outfits in one place, tell me which one is your favorite? This year I like all Stella’s designs, but if I have to single out one, I’ll go for the US Open separates.
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