Sexy tunics, leopard dresses, flirty separates: Serena Williams’ Nike outfits throughout 2015


I’m excited to officially launch my signature Fashion Retrospections for the 2015 season and what better way to begin than with No.1 Serena Williams and her powerful Nike outfits. I hope you’re looking forward to this season’s outfit overviews as well!

Serena Williams Australian Open 2015 Melbourne

Serena kick started the year by winning her sixth Australian Open title, wearing what was definitely the most noticed outfit of the tournament and which has, in my opinion, turned out to be one of dresses that made the highest fashion impact in 2015. The Nike tunic is not a universal style that suits a lot of people, but Serena worked it to perfection, enjoying the sexiness of the huge back cutout and the lively colors that accentuate her innate energy.

Serena Williams Indian Wells 2015 2

The American switched to the orange version of the tunic for the courts at Indian Wells and Miami.


Serena Williams - Mutua Madrid Open 2015 -DSC_7738

Changing to separates in Europe, Serena continued the trend of spaghetti straps and contrasting bra underneath, while for the bottom she chose a pleated skirt that nicely fitted her curves.

Serena Roland Garros2

In Paris, Serena returned to animal prints, similar to those from the 2014 US Open, going for this orange dress to blend with the clay courts at the French Open.


Repeating the cut of her Melbourne tunic, Serena went all the way to the Wimbledon title in this Nike dress with a subtle leopard print and the back characterized by two thin merging straps. Just like many other WTA players, Serena made the most out of the strict Wimbledon clothing rules.


In Bastad in July, Serena played just one match, so I couldn’t even find a photo from the tournament and I made a YouTube screenshot from her match against Ysaline Bonaventure. There’s no much to say about Serena’s look in Sweden, as she wore a very standard outfit, largely covered by these classic white long sleeves. However, again, I really like the shape of this pleated skirt!

Serena Williams - 2015 Rogers Cup -DSC_5321

In Toronto and Cincinnati, Serena’s styling was similar to her Rome/Madrid separates, just that the American added a girly hair accessory, a cute yellow bow.


At the US Open, which turned out to be Serena’s closing tournament of the season, largely due to her devastating semifinal loss to Roberta Vinci which stopped her from completing the Calendar Slam, Serena wore the NikeCourt Premier Dress, orange during day matches and dark during night matches. The items are part of the special Greatness Collection, inspired by Serena’s greatest qualities, which also includes several styles of shoes and a bomber jacket.

As you can assume, my favorite Serena’s outfit of the year is the vibrant yellow Australian Open tunic, while my second favorite is the US Open night dress. What do you think about the queen’s 2015 Nike fashion? Do you agree with my favorites? (photos: © Neal Trousdale, Jimmie48, Jan McIntyre, Edwin Martinez)


  1. My favorite was the night version of her US Open dress. Overall, I thought Serena’s ensembles lacked some of the excitement of earlier years (2004 US Open, 2005 Australian Open, 2013 Wimbledon) . With that said, the clothing Serena wears isn’t the most important quality of such an impressive resume and she is a little older now, however, I think mixing up her clothing and infusing trends from the fashion world into sportswear can definitely add a bit of excitement to tennis. Here’s hoping for a more interesting 2016 from Nike!

  2. I don’t know.. it’s all kind of similar. I guess I’ll go with the neons of the AO. But I also like the colors of the clay court tournaments, Madrid and Rome.

  3. Liz & Emman Damian, so you agree with me 🙂 And Brian, as you see, the USO night dress is my second favorite. Regarding the appeal of Serena’s recent dresses, I think that this year was overall her best in recent years, as the AO dress and the USO dress did bring something new and interesting. Several previous years were more bland.

  4. My favorites :
    1- US Open night dress
    2- Australian Open dress
    The rest outfits were very bad honestly especially (Toronto – Cincinnati) outfits
    This was the worst outfits year since 2003

  5. Marija, I agree with you on the best ones too! The Madrid-Rome outfit flattered her figure the best though, in my opinion. Plus, she wore that cool jacket that looked like it was from the Nikelab x Sacai collection with it 😉

    It’s easy to look down on this year since she wore A LOT of that peach-pink. Since she played so few tournaments this year, it felt like all of her wardrobe was made up of those colors.

  6. Ga, oh yes, I didn’t include a photo with the jacket. Thanks for adding that. For those who don’t know what we’re talking about, here’s NikeLab x Sacai collection:

    As for the peach-pink tones, I don’t have that overall impression. Now that I pay attention, I realize it’s about 50%-%50. IMO, what dominates in Serena’s 2015 apparel are spaghetti straps (as in a lot of 2015 looks) and vibrant colors (as generally in Serena’s outfits).

  7. The dress which Serena wears during IPTL 2015 (Blue and White) was supposed to be the official outfits of YEC this year


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