12 December 2015

UPDATE: Ranking Serena's 21 slam-winning dresses

After Serena won the 2014 US Open, I ranked her 18 slam winning outfits. A year later, she's up to #21 which means that post was woefully out of date. 

I LOVED Serena's bright pink and yellow at this year's Australian Open so that got high marks from me, the peach at the French Open was okay but I really did not like the Wimbledon kit at all. In general, Serena straps have to improve next year, and no more cheetah prints! You hear me Nike?

I still miss Serena in Puma. I think Nike has let her down in recent years and I hope they do better in 2016 as she attempts to tie (and pass!) Steffi Graf.

So here's my update at ranking all of Serena's slam winning outfits. Do you agree? Add in your comments below!


#21 - 2005 Australian Open (Slam #7)



  

I do like Serena in yellow, but this Nike kit was weird and I did not love Serena's reddish hair. What was that neck adornment meant to be? It looks like a jockstrap. And is that an apron in the front? What in the world Nike.


#20 - 2009 Wimbledon (Slam #11)






This was just a boring dress. And the big blazer she wore over it did nothing for her. Dislike.


#19: 2015 Wimbledon (Slam #21)



The straps are killing me softly. The sheer piece at Serena's waist wasn't that flattering at times and no to the cheetah in white. No more.

#18 - 2002 Wimbledon (Slam #3)




Puma merely changed Serena's black French Open dress to white and I liked it less in white. Also think her roots were a bit overdue so a headband of some kind might have made the outfit less drab.


#17 - 2007 Australian Open (Slam #8)




I know this is one of Serena's best slams but I always hated the lime dress and those huge earrings. The lines on the dress were unnecessary to me.


#16 - 2013 US Open (Slam #17)




Serena's hair and makeup were top-notch at the 2013 US Open, and I love the shade of pink for the top half of Serena's dress but this awful skirt was just...awful. It was so short and flimsy so in the windy Ashe Stadium we saw more of her grey shorts than we did the skirt.


#15 - 2009 Australian Open (Slam #10)




The blue really popped and I liked the yellow accents. I like Serena so much better with longer hair so looking at this look overall I can't really get into the shorter curls, but loved the heart necklace.


#14 - 2010 Australian Open (Slam #12)




It's funny to look back to this pic, which is less than 5 years ago, and notice that Serena is so much fitter than she was before her health scares. I liked the gold color of this dress tho and thought it simple but nice. It helps that she wore this dress while ending the comeback hopes of Henin. Good times.


#13 - French Open 2003 (Slam #2)



    

We just don't see Serena in black enough but I always loved this black and gold Puma dress. Still didn't care for her hair but this dress was fantastic.

#12 - French Open 2015 (Slam #20)



Loved the colors, but that cheetah pattern has got to go. I really like the brightness tho and thought it looked great against the orange clay.


#11 - 2003 Wimbledon (Slam #6)



Puma didn't mix things up much for Serena for Wimbledon, as this outfit wasn't far off from her 2003 Australian Open attire. But that color combo still worked great and I loved the belt. The hoop earrings were big but complemented the outfit well.



#10 - 2014 US Open (Slam #18)





This leopard print dress grew on me, but definitely liked it better in the white she won her 18th slam in. The pink accessories were perfect (need to find me some of those wristbands). I'd be happy if she changed her hair as the frizzy blonde is the only thing I didn't like about her most recent slam look.


#9 - 2008 US Open (Slam #9)





Serena in red. This shade of red just popped and just seeing it reminds me of the sheer joy when Serena beat Jankovic to win this title. I wish the headband wasn't quite so thick but otherwise this was a winner.


#8 - 1999 US Open (Slam #1)




The only Serena slam with beads. I loved this Puma dress - the light yellow, the length of the dress was gre
at. I thought the big gold necklace was a bit much but overall this was a great look for the 17-year old.


#7 - Australian Open 2015 (Slam #19)



The colors here are amazing. Love the brightness and her hair looked fantastic. The straps were still a bit of an issue, but overall this was a win.


#6 - Wimbledon 2012 (Slam #14)






I loved the purple accessories and thought this was her second-best Wimbledon look. The v-neck cut was cute and again just loved the 2012 summer hair Serena was rocking.

#5 - 2013 US Open (Slam #15)




This was great dress, and she wore a pink version for the day matches but I liked this better. The dark blue and yellow went great together and I loved the big hair she was rocking in 2012.


#4- 2002 US Open (Slam #4)




The Catsuit. Puma you are so missed. This was actually my first live Serena - and wow.  What can you say about this outfit? It was AMAZING. Loved the light link headband which is in this pic is hiding Serena's long blonde locks.


#3 - 2003 Australian Open (Slam #5)




I loved the bright orange and white Puma had for Serena in Melbourne when she achieved the Serena Slam. Her jewelry was simple and I thought her hair with the white headband kept the whole look very clean. The glittery strap was a great touch and loved the orange belt.


#2 - 2013 French Open (Slam #16)




Who would have thought navy blue and a tangerine orange would look so good? This was such a great "Sweet 16" dress for Serena. And the hair was rocking!


#1 - 2010 Wimbledon (Slam #13)



  

My top dress is Serena's best Wimbledon look ever for me, and she coined this outfit "strawberries and cream." I loved the cute ruffles around the skirt and her hair looked great with the tiny headband keeping her naturally darker hair in place. Just loved this and even didn't hate the little warm-up jacket she wore over it. She even rocked red shorts under the dress. Perfection.


So what's your vote? What is Serena's best and worst Grand Slam winning outfits?


1 comment:

  1. I agree about the 2005 AO (the absolute worst!), but 2015 Wimby is my fav!

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