Since returning from her maternity leave, Serena Williams‘ on-court fashion has been just as out-of-the-box as before. After Roland Garros’ black catsuit, Wimbledon’s white long-sleeved dress and a dominant red dress paired with fishnet tights at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, the new mom keeps pushing the boundaries and her new NikeCourt dress ready for the US Open is again a daring design, as we haven’t seen anything similar in at least over a decade, if ever.
A tulle skirt has been present in the WTA fashion, especially with Agnieszka Radwanska’s Lotto designs, but we haven’t had a one-sleeved dress! Do you remember seeing a one-sleeved dress in tennis? I don’t, and certainly not in my 11 years of blogging. To add to the shocking effect, the dress features a colorblock that gives the illusion of an off shoulder.
The standout piece was designed by Off-White, i.e. by American fashion designer Virgil Abloh, inspired by Serena’s love of ballet.
Besides the day and night version of the dress, which is part of the Queen collection, Serena is expected to wear a PE version of the NikeCourt Flare, complete with all the signature markings.
The new range also includes special edition colorways of the Nike Air Max 97 and Blazer Mid that feature color gradients on the midsoles and a new volt zip-tie.
Serena’s NYC style will be completed by a bomber jacket and a bag.
MORE US OPEN 2018 TENNIS FASHION:
- Sloane Stephens shows orange Nike dress ready for US Open title defense
- Maria Sharapova‘s V-neck colorblock Nike dresses for day and night sessions
- Eugenie Bouchard, Marta Kostyuk, Sabine Lisicki: Nike Fall Slam Dress released in US Open qualifying
- Fila’s new Heritage collection for Karolina Pliskova brings starry sky to the US Open
- Caroline Wozniacki’s colorblocked Adidas by Stella McCartney style
- Garbine Muguruza shows her Adidas Barricade tank and shorts
- Angelique Kerber’s black Adidas Barricade dress
- Pink neon candy stripes: Lotto Barre Flash collection for Agnieszka Radwanska, Magdalena Rybarikova, Elise Mertens and Alize Cornet
- Nicole Gibbs presents New Balance‘s US Open fashion
- Venus Williams‘ EleVen Prima Donna collection
- Asics’ Gel-Cool technology boosts Julia Goerges’ and Coco Vandeweghe’s US Open outfits
- Christina McHale‘s Lacoste style for the US Open