Serena Williams Stunned in the Most Glamorous Feather-Trimmed Robe

GOAT and supermodel.

Serena Williams
(Image credit: Getty Images ¦ Allen Berezovsky)
  • Serena Williams shared a gorgeous photoshoot (opens in new tab) on Instagram Wednesday.
  • In the shoot, Williams poses in a red, feather-trimmed robe, which she wears over a mini dress in a darker shade of red.
  • Williams tagged Chrissy Teigen, noted robe enthusiast, in the post.

It is well-established that Serena Williams absolutely nails a photoshoot (see: her recent campaign for Stuart Weitzman (opens in new tab)), and her latest Instagram post further demonstrates her modelling prowess. Williams shared a gorgeous photograph in which she poses in a shaft of light on a staircase, wearing a sheer, red, feather-trimmed robe over a deeper red mini dress and completing the look with crimson velvet heels. The sporting legend wore her hair blonde and loosely curled, with a smoky eye and a soft taupe lip. Breathtaking!

Williams also shared a video from the photoshoot, in which she descends the stairs in slow motion before posing for some shots, a wind machine elevating her hair and robe. She tagged her glam team in the post, hair stylist Angela Meadows (opens in new tab) and makeup artist Natasha Gross (opens in new tab), as well as visual architect Kesha McLeod (opens in new tab) and photographer Ronald Wayne (opens in new tab). And in the caption? Williams tagged Chrissy Teigen, a fellow robe enthusiast. See the photos here (opens in new tab).

It's not clear where one can buy this spectacular robe, but it's possible that Williams is wearing an not-yet-released robe from Chrissy Teigen's new robe line (opens in new tab). Could this be an ad for Teigen's line? Only time will tell! In the meantime, we found a similar robe from Changuan that you can buy now (left).

Speaking of Williams family fashion: Husband Alexis Ohanian recently wore a superlative t-shirt (opens in new tab) to support his wife at the Australian Open. Watching Williams play (and ultimately defeat) Simona Halep, Ohanian wore a t-shirt reading "GREATEST FEMALE ATHLETE," with the modifier "FEMALE" correctly crossed out.

While the t-shirt needs no context to be completely and inarguably accurate, Tom Brady's seventh Super Bowl win recently reawakened a social media debate on which sportsperson deserves the title of GOAT. The answer, of course, is not Brady but Williams, who has a total of 39 Grand Slam titles under her belt. And Ohanian's t-shirt served as a very timely reminder!

Emily Dixon
Morning Editor

Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.