Serena Williams Wore Sneakers to Meghan and Harry's Black-Tie Reception

Just because you get invited to the party of the year doesn't mean you can't be comfortable. Tennis legend Serena Williams wore a beautiful Valentino gown and Bulgari necklace to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's post-wedding reception, but she added a little something extra you couldn't see under the billowing dress: Valentino sneakers.

"Little known fact: I often wear sneakers under my evening gown," Williams captioned her Instagram video. "These @maisonvalentino @pppiccioli gave to me last min. I told him be careful I tend to be comfy for long nights." Williams also wore Nike sneakers on her very own wedding day—we knew we liked her for a reason. Scroll down to watch her cute video and revisit her epic reception look.

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On Serena Williams: Valentino dress; Bulgari necklace

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.