Serena Williams’ gown at the Wimbledon Champions dinner shut down body shamers. According to the Washington Post, Williams wore a peach-hued floor length gown to the event, kicking the glam level into high gear. Most people thought that Williams looked stunning in the dress, and that she was able to show off her beautiful figure, shutting haters down.
The message should have come loud and clear to those who constantly criticize Williams for being “built like a man.” She has said that being an athlete and having an athletic body has been a struggle at times due to “societal norms.” However, Serena has learned to embrace her body.
“I don’t touch a weight, because I’m already super fit and super cut, and if I even look at weights, I get bigger. For years I’ve only done Thera-Bands and things like that, because that’s kind of how I felt. But then I realized that you really have to learn to accept who you are and love who you are. I’m really happy with my body type, and I’m really proud of it. Obviously it works out for me. I talk about it all the time, how it was uncomfortable for someone like me to be in my body.”
Serena Williams’ gown was flattering and feminine.
According to People Magazine, Serena was celebrating her sixth Wimbledon finals win at the dinner. She defeated Garbine Muguruza on Saturday, and was excited to party the night away at the Guidlhall in London on Sunday.
Attention was on Serena Williams’ gown because of some controversy that broke out just days before. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling defended Serena from a Twitter troll who decided to say that Serena was “built like a man.” Rowling called the person an “idiot,” and she made headlines.
As you can see in the photos above, Serena looks nothing like a man in her elegant dress.
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