Caroline Wozniacki Stella McCartney for Adidas dress jacket racket

The perfect jacket for her racket: Caroline Wozniacki in Stella McCartney for Adidas. Photo courtesy of Adidas

Like many grand-slam tennis tournaments over the last five years, the courts at Wimbledon's All England Club will turn into a fashion show of sorts when the top-seeded female stars hit the green today through July 4.

Fashion companies have reportedly invested over $7 million in dressing the women this time 'round, according to The Sunday Times, and major player Nike is putting its best design efforts behind the all-white outfits of past champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, among other stars.

Sharapova will don the "Lawn Rose" dress, which has a crisscross bodice and cascading skirt inspired by English rose petals.

Williams, on the other hand, will wear the "Control Lawn" dress, which has a square neckline, pin-tuck detailing, and cherry red piping inspired by the traditional strawberries-and-cream dessert served at the tournament.

Stella McCartney is also lending her design expertise to the event, creating a dress for Adidas with breathable mesh panels to be worn by Danish player Caroline Wozniacki, who is also the face of the Stella McCartney for Adidas label.


"It was important to show real women working out and showing their bodies," McCartney told the Times, "and to marry the two worlds, fashion and sport, which is what the collaboration is all about."

Maria Sharapova in Nike 'Lawn Rose' dress, inspired by rose petals, at Wimbledon 2010. Photo courtesy of Nike

How does the fashion at this year's Wimbledon compare to the racier outfits worn at the French Open last month? Let us know in a comment below.

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