The Sentimental Meaning Behind Serena Williams’ Wimbledon 2019 Outfit


Serena Williams is no stranger to making a sartorial statement on court and her Wimbledon 2019 outfit is sure to please fashion and tennis fans alike.

Courtesy of a long-running partnership with Nike, the 37-year-old is set to debut the sportswear brand’s debut ‘Broosh’ – the famous Swoosh logo reimagined in Swarovski crystals.

The fashion-forward tick will feature a grand total of 34 jewels by the cult Austrian brand, a tribute to the age Williams was when she won her most recent London Slam at Wimbledon in 2016.

Serena Williams will wear the history-making Nike

“I wanted her to feel like it was something her grandmother could have worn but of course give it a modern spin and make it just right for Serena,” Abby Swancutt, global design director for NikeCourt, said in an official statement.

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At this year’s tournament, Williams will wear a knit dress emblazoned with the bespoke tick – a clever way to navigate the all-white dress code.

Though it won’t be the first time the tennis champion has graced the headlines courtesy of her covetable sports clobber.

For the 2019 French Open, the mother-of-one collaborated with Off-White creative director, Virgil Abloh, on a bespoke outfit sprawled with the empowering words, ‘Queen’, ‘Champion’ and ‘Mum’ in French.

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“I felt so feminine in the tutu, which is probably my favourite part of it. It really embodies what I always say: that you can be strong and beautiful at the same time,” Williams said on the designer ensemble.

While her post-maternity comeback saw the new mother don a Nike bodysuit designed to prevent blood clots.

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After giving birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, doctors discovered a haematoma (a swelling of clotted blood outside of a vessel) in her abdomen.

The new mother’s skin-tight catsuit was specifically designed to prevent future potentially life-threatening blood clots. However, the look sparked outrage, as French Tennis Federation President, Bernard Giudicelli, promptly banned her from wearing the all-in-one at future tournaments.

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With Wimbledon 2019 already underway, make sure to keep an eye out for Williams’ history-making outfit.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK