If you know anything about Serena Williams, you probably know that she holds more Grand Slam titles than any other active player. You also likely know that she was selected to co-chair the 2019 Met Gala. And who could forget her iconic catsuit from the French Open. You might not know, however, the full depth of her relationship with the fashion world. (Williams studied fashion at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has her own eponymous fashion label, Serena.)
Both on and off the court, Williams's fashion choices continue to make headlines the world over, and for good reason. Whether she's pulling a Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 2002 by wearing an all-denim number on court, or pairing sneakers with evening gowns at any event she attends, Williams ensures that her personality and passions shine through. An inspiration as an athlete, a style maven and more, Serena Williams always grabs our attention… Continue reading to see her best outfits of all time.
Serena Williams stepped out in this chic suit on day two of the Wimbledon 2013 championships in London. This tennis ensemble was designed by Nike in a creative interpretation of Wimbledon's all-white dress code.
The Lady in Red
Williams was on fire at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2015 wearing an Ines Di Santo dress. Doesn't she look like the salsa-dancer emoji?
A Custom 'Fit
Williams strolled onto the court at the 2004 NASDAQ-100 Open in her first custom suit after signing an endorsement deal with Nike that was said to be the largest endorsement deal for a female at the time. Williams's only requirement for Nike? "I'm really into looking really good on the court." I feel you.
A Royal Wedding
Williams and husband, Alexis Ohanian, stepped out at her friend Meghan Markle's wedding in a stunning peach dress and the perfect fascinator. I'm still wearing for an occasion to wear one.
"Off-White in Black"
Making at statement at the 2013 U.S. Open, Williams debuted her collaboration with Virgil Abloh for Off-White x Nike—complete with a tutu. It was aptly part of the Queen collection.
Belle of the Ball
As the chair of the 2019 Met Gala, Serena Williams showed up in a stunning Atelier Versace gown—but it was what was underneath that really turned heads. On her feet were not heels but a pair of matching Off-White x Nike sneakers. In true Williams fashion, she makes sure comfort and style go hand in hand.
At the U.S. Open in 2004, Serena Williams wore a bold denim miniskirt shorter than I would dare to wear on the streets, never mind the court. Paired with a bandana, she looked as much like a rockstar as she played.
Laced Up Off the Court
Always wow-ing at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Williams wore a wedding dress–style lace gown in 2016 paired with a sleek new cut.
Vanity Fair-est of Them All
A theme seems to be occurring at Vanity Fair's Oscar parties in which Williams shows up looking her best and outshining everyone. We don't know if it's a coincidence, but we're living for these looks.
Shop Out Serena's Looks:
Serena wouldn't be Serena without a pair of Nike tennis shoes on hand.
If you want to look like Serena, why not start by shopping her line?
Serena knows that a red gown on a night out makes a statement. Now you can too.
No tennis outfit would be complete without a cute tennis skirt. It's half the reason I want to play tennis, tbh.
For that fresh-off-the-court look.
Now you too can wear the miniest of skirts!
And if you would like, you can match it with a black cami to get the full look.
These cutouts are the most flattering. Serena knows best.
An all-white workout outfit is Serena approved.
Wear this with the above sports bra and you're basically an Olympic athlete.
Take a cue from the royal wedding and snag this dress for your next marital engagement.
A white blazer is not something I knew I needed until right now.
Drop earrings are a must-have accessory for Williams.
In a word: showstopping.
This is as close as we can reasonably get to a tutu. It'll do.