17 of Serena Williams's Most Iconic Fashion Moments Through the Years
Serena Williams' talent on the tennis court is largely unmatched — and the same can be said about her style on and off the court as well. The 41-year-old tennis player (and soon to be mother of two) is well-known not only for the competitions she's won, but also the looks that she serves all the while.
Whether bodysuits, tutus, or even blazers, Williams certainly takes her style A-game with her to the court. She's a noted designer as well, collaborating with brands like Nike and HSN, as well as launching her own apparel line, aptly named Serena. Her fashion eye doesn't stop there, however, as she's stepped onto some of the biggest red carpets (and runways) of the world with looks that not only stun, but also allow her whimsical style to shine.
Whether in a one-legged catsuit at the Australian Open in 2021, or an ombre Barbiecore pink feathered cape at the 2021 Met Gala, Williams is never afraid to try something bold and new when it comes to her style. And she will be honored for her style at the 2023 CFDA Awards on Nov. 6. Williams will accept the prestigious Fashion Icon Award, previously bestowed upon Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé and more. The tennis icon is making history in the process as the first athlete to receive the distinction.
"Ever since I was a little girl, I've used fashion as an outlet to express myself," she said in a statement. "I have had so much fun learning my style and allowing it to change as my life has evolved, but I've always held one thing true — fashion is for everyone, no matter your size, race, or income. I am incredibly honored to be receiving the prestigious Fashion Icon award from the CFDA, an organization whose work I have long admired and to stand among style icons I have always looked up to."
While Williams' professional tennis career might have come to a close, her style certainly has not. Ahead, see Williams' latest look and more of her best style moments — from the tennis court to the red carpet.
Serena Williams at the Casadonna Opening Celebration, October 2023
Serena Williams wearing a yellow crop-top-and-shorts set.
Serena Williams at the 2016 US Open, September 2016
Serena Williams wearing a white and pink pleated dress.
Serena Williams Posing on Instagram, October 2015
Serena Williams wearing a white bra top and pleated tennis skirt in an Instagram picture shared on October 22, 2015.
Serena Williams Posing on Instagram, June 2016
Serena Williams wearing a sports bra and leggings in an Instagram picture posted on June 17, 2016.
Serena Williams at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, February 2016
Serena Williams wearing a Galia Lahav cutout gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 28, 2016.
Serena Williams at Her Own Statement Collection Fashion Show, September 2016
Serena Williams wearing a cowlneck, floral-printed gown at the HSN Presents Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection Fashion Show on September 12, 2016.
Serena Williams at the Met Gala Celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” May 2019
Serena Williams wearing an Atelier Versace gown.
Serena Williams at the Met Gala Celebrating “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” May 2021
Serena Williams wearing a Gucci bodysuit and cape.
Serena Williams at the AFI Fest Premiere of “King Richard,” November 2021
Serena Williams wearing a David Koma jumpsuit.
Serena Williams at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 2022
Serena Williams wearing a Versace dress.
Serena Williams at the Vogue World Runway, September 2022
Serena Williams wearing a custom Balenciaga dress and cape.
Serena Williams at the Michael Kors Fashion Show, September 2022
Serena Williams wearing a Michael Kors suit.
Serena Williams at the NAACP Image Awards, February 2023
Serena Williams wearing a custom Brandon Blackwood gown.
Serena Williams at the Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty,” May 2023
Serena Williams wearing a Gucci gown.
Serena Williams Posing on Instagram, August 2023
Serena Williams bares her baby bump in a Gucci logo crop top and striped mini skirt.
Serena Williams at the US Open, August 2018
Serena Williams wearing a Nike skirted jumpsuit.
Serena Williams at the Australian Open, February 2021
Serena Williams wearing a Nike bodysuit.