Which Serena Williams look is better: the catsuit or the belly suit? | The Tylt
Which Serena Williams look is better: the catsuit or the belly suit?
Greatness will always make weaker people uncomfortable. That is why Serena Williams' catsuit from last year is the more iconic look. French Open officials were so shocked with the skin-tight fit, they decided to ban the outfit from future competitions.
It's not like she was choosing form over function, either. The suit helped prevent blood clots, which could have killed her while she was giving birth. In the competition, health plays a big part in success, so she killed the look in both style and practicality.
Pushing boundaries is nothing new for Williams. Her unprecedented dominance over a talented field has rarely been matched across all sports. The catsuit not only helped her perform safely, it was her superhero look that showed doubters that on the court, she was bulletproof.
Last year's catsuit was a look, but this year's French Open outfit is a statement.
After she had to retire the catsuit, Williams came to the tournament with a two-toned crop top and skirt combination that was like watching a Jackson Pollack painting playing tennis. Completing the look was a cape jacket imprinted with the words “Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess.”
Take that French Open.
This was the perfect response to an organization blatantly trying to control what she can wear under the guise of tradition. Being iconic is good, but being iconic AND petty is great.