Skirting the dress code with crystals.

By Isabel Jones
Jul 02, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
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In terms of athletic accomplishment, Serena Williams is the rare gem who can't be beat — but as a fashion icon we’d say she’s more of a swoosh-shaped cluster of crystals on a Nike cutout dress.

On Tuesday, the tennis champion took the court at Wimbledon against Italy’s Giulia Gatto-Monticone in a white athletic minidress bearing a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Nike logo (cleverly rebranded as a “Broosh” — a brooch and swoosh hybrid) and cutouts at the waist.

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Though Wimbledon’s strict dress code confines players to tennis whites on the court, Williams added a pop of color to her outfit with gilded accessories, including hoop earrings, a delicate necklace, several rings, and sneakers emblazoned with Nike’s golden tick (“large manufacturers’ logos are not encouraged” on footwear).

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Williams committed to the white and gold color scheme all the way down to her nails, wearing a white manicure with a gold crackle overlay effect and a gold rhinestone-covered accent nail.

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They say dress for success, and in Serena’s case it paid off — she beat Gatto-Monticone 6-2, 7-5.

But victory aside, I think we can all agree that her mid-match expressions deserve a trophy of their own:

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UPDATED: This story has been updated from a previous version on 7/3/2019.

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