Serena Williams Hit Back at Her Bodysuit Ban by Wearing — What Else? — a Badass Tutu
Just a few days after news broke that Serena Williams was banned from wearing her signature Nike bodysuit at the French Open [*insert eye-roll here*], she took the court at the 2018 US Open, rocking the absolute hell out of a tutu like the backhand-smashing queen she is. During her first match against Polish tennis player Magda Linette, Serena debuted a custom outfit by Off-White founder Virgil Abloh in collaboration with Nike: an asymmetrical black-and-brown dress with a tulle tutu-esque skirt, which she paired with some silver, glittery sneakers. It was the perfect mix of power and grace, and the 36-year-old athlete and mom looked like a total badass in the getup.
Earlier this month, Serena chatted with Vogue about how she felt when she first tried on her US Open dress. "I felt so feminine in the tutu, which is probably my favorite part of it," she said. "It really embodies what I always say: that you can be strong and beautiful at the same time." Ain't that the truth?! Read on to see a few photos of Serena dominating the court in her fierce tutu, followed by some passionate tweets from fans who were living for her bold fashion statement.