With her triumph at the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara, Garbine Muguruza became of one players who marked this tennis season. Therefore, I decided to feature the Spaniard as Adidas‘ representative in my 2021 Fashion Retrospections. Photos are courtesy of Jimmie48.
Muguruza started the season at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open, wearing last year’s Prime Blue apparel which includes recycled fabrics made from plastic waste intercepted from beaches and coastal communities.
Her black 3-in-1 Adidas Prime Blue Dress with orange Y-back strap is dominated by camo-patterned mesh. The design offers two styling options: since the mesh top is a separate piece, the dress can be worn with short sleeves or as a tank.
At the Australian Open, the world No.3 sported another Adidas Prime Blue Dress that comes in crew navy with acid yellow accents. A generous cutout on the lower back and a perforated skirt work together with Adidas’ HEAT.RDY fabric to ensure a ventilated feel.
The 28-year-old continued to sport the Australian Open collection en route to the final of the Qatar Total Open and during her title run at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as well as in Miami and Charleston.
Adidas’ clothes for the European clay court season also strive towards minimal impact on the environment. In Rome, the former world No.1 launched the Adidas Prime Blue Dope Dye Bodysuit and Adidas Women’s Prime Dope Dye Match Skirt, which exist in black and in purple.
The bodysuit was a new silhouette in the company’s tennis offer with a snug fit that doesn’t move around while you’re playing. The skirt features a glittery elastic waistband and built-in ball tight. Both items have an iridescent sheen that appears to change color with every movement on court.
At Roland Garros, Muguruza wore the purple version of the outfit.
At the Bett1Open in Berlin, Muguruza debuted the Adidas London All-In-One Dress, a unique design whose front looks like a pleated skirt while the back are shorts. The romper dress is a complete package with separate racerback bra and tights included.
The color is team royal blue. The vertical stripes evoke the lines on a grass court or football pitch. The neckline is inspired by soccer, but we can say that the entire design reminds of soccer jerseys.
At Wimbledon, Muguruza wore a white version of this soccer-inspired design from Adidas’ Uniforia collection that celebrated the fact that major tournaments in both sports were taking place in London this summer.
At the Olympics Games, the two-time Grand Slam champion sported the Adidas Tokyo Print Tank in solar red / scarlet and the Adidas Tokyo Skirt in white.
In Montreal and Cincinnati, Muguruza wore the Adidas NY Print Dress in sonic aqua. The item is a complete package with a built-in bra and coordinating shortie.
In late September, Adidas launched a surprising partnership with Finnish lifestyle brand Marimekko. For seven decades, Marimekko’s bold prints have portrayed the spirit of Helsinki, becoming an emblem for the capital of Finland. Textures, shades and iconic patterns that represent the ever-changing nature and different seasons have now joined forces with Adidas’ classic silhouettes and top-performance technology.
In Indian Wells, Moscow, and en route to the WTA Finals title in Mexico, Muguruza rocked the Adidas Marimekko Dress which features designer Maija Isola’s famous Unikko (poppy) pattern that was introduced almost 60 years ago. The silhouette is Adidas’ classic Y-back that flares into a flattering A-shape. The Spaniard finished the season in white Adidas SoleMatch Bounce women’s tennis shoe.
Which Garbine Muguruza’s 2021 outfit is your favorite? My top choice is the bodysuit + skirt combo. My second favorite is the mesh crop top dress from the start of the season.
MORE 2021 FASHION RETROSPECTIONS:
- Tennis classics: Karolina Pliskova’s Fila tanks and skirts
- Serena Williams breaks new ground with Nike tennis outfits
- Overview of Iga Swiatek’s Asics tennis shoes and dresses
- All Nike tennis outfits Naomi Osaka wore during the season
- World number one Ashleigh Barty’s Fila tennis shoes and apparel
- Aryna Sabalenka in Nike tennis apparel
- Anett Kontaveit‘s Lacoste style: White pleated skirts, colorblocks and stripes
- Venus Williams’ versatile EleVen dresses