Serena Williams felt ‘empowered’ in her Nike trainers at 2019 Met Gala

Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian at the 2019 Met Gala

Serena Williams found it “empowering” to wear Nike trainers with a designer gown at the 2019 Met Gala.

The tennis ace turned heads at the prestigious fashion event in May when she stepped out in a bright yellow Atelier Versace dress which she matched with a pair of luminous Nike x Off-White Air Force One sneakers.

"What I wore at the Met Ball was really empowering and interesting and really different, plus, pairing it with Nike, which has meant so much to me for decades," Serena told Fashionista, adding that she was excited to wear Off-White founder Virgil Abloh's creation. "It was definitely a moment and some of my favourite pieces. Total Serena personality into that.”

The 38-year-old was a co-chair at the Met Gala, alongside Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, and in 2017, she also wore Atelier Versace to the event while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia.

Serena relies on a stylist to curate her looks for the red carpet, and confessed she finds it easier shopping online.

"When I have different events, I'll have my stylist shop for me and then I shop like that. So, I have like racks and racks of clothes that they pulled and then I'll try things on and (say), 'Oh, this looks good. This looks good. This doesn't look good. This doesn't look good, so...'", the sportswoman explained. "When I shop, I think of things first. I have a list, then I go get it. But I'm definitely an online shopper.”

The mother-of-one also revealed that she wears clothes at home that she can easily be replaced and prefers comfort over fashion.

"At home, my style is comfortable. I'm always about being comfortable and being chill. When you're at home with a baby you just have to wear clothes you're OK to lose, in case there's an accident or she stains it, so that has been my wardrobe a lot lately when I'm just chillin' at home," she insisted.

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