In recent years Nike‘s designs for Serena Williams have been dominated by wide skirts, V-neck dresses and overall sporty designs with accents of some vibrant color. The 2013 tennis season was superb for the world No.1 Williams, but let’s see how the fashion-loving American was dressed during the professional successes.
Serena opened the year in red long sleeves and a girly navy skirt, the outfit in which she had closed the 2012 season with the WTA Championships title. The color red was again lucky for Williams, who again lifted a trophy in the outfit, winning Brisbane at the start of the season which ended up being her most prolific season when it comes to titles and match wins. For Serena’s Australian Open, Nike prepared a wonderful color-block dress featuring two shades of purple and orange waist, paired with orange headband and shoes.
Another color-block dress was ready for Miami, this time with a white base featuring green, blue and lime sections. Serena dethroned Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros by complementing the red clay in a solid grey dress with orange shorts underneath, peeking through the slit on the skirt.
PREVIOUS FASHION RETROSPECTIONS OF SERENA WILLIAMS’ NIKE CLOTHES
- 2012: Overview of Serena Williams’ Nike fashion throughout the year
- 2011: Nike clothes for the champion
- 2010: Serena in colorful Nike
- 2009: A look back at Serena’s outfits during the season
- 2008: Dresses for the American tennis hurricane
In the lead-up to Roland Garros, Serena was also working grey and orange.
Orange was also present at Wimbledon, and not delicately – at first glance the small Nike logo and a hair tie accentuate the white look, but soon you get to see that Serena’s shorts underneath was solid orange, thus challenging the rules of Wimbledon, and not to mention her crazy manicure which you can see here in my Wimbledon fashion overview. At the following tournaments of Bastad, Toronto and Cincinnati, Serena worked a plain, everyday look, although it didn’t prevent her from making extraordinary results – winning Bastad and Toronto and making the final of Cincy.
The American won her fifth US Open title wearing two versions of her feminine Nike Women’s Autumn Heathered V-Neck Dress which features a cutout above the waist in the back.
The closing of the season was of course accompanied by more trophies (in 2013 Williams won her record of 11 titles in a single season – previous best was eight, and record 78 matches in a season – previous best was 58) in Nike Women’s Winter V-Back Tank and Nike Women’s Winter Heathered Woven Skort.
Do you like Nike’s designs for Serena? Which one was your favorite in 2013? I loved the purple Australian Open dress – the colors are lively, suit Serena perfectly, and the pleats on the skirt are super cute.
Here you can see all my previous fashion retrospections, dating back to 2007 and including numerous WTA players and brands, while this year I’ve so far featured:
- Collage of Adidas on Ana Ivanovic throughout 2013
- Overview of Adidas by Stella McCartney designs for Caroline Wozniacki in 2013 – domination of color-blocks, pleats and mesh inserts
- Masha‘s simple, sporty and subtle styles of 2013
- Tennis fashion of Bethanie Mattek Sands, a daring mix of everything: extravagant clothes, colorful hair, tattoos, and what not