Serena Williams Wears Sneakers to the Royal Wedding Reception
Meghan Markle wasn’t the only one making an outfit change for last night’s royal wedding reception! If you thought the looks wedding guests donned for the ceremony were good, just WAIT until you see what Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra showed up in for the after-party!
Markle’s famous pals, along with 200 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s closest friends and family members, headed half a mile south of Windsor Castle to the Frogmore House for the second part of the celebration. The historic building, which has been a royal residence since 1792, provided the perfect backdrop for the group to dance the night away, and Williams, for one, came fully prepared: The tennis legend donned Valentino sneakers beneath her couture!
Williams, 36, changed out of her curve-hugging pink Versace gown and matching fascinator for a more relaxed floor-length Valentino dress with a simple black bodice and bright flower patterned skirt. She paired it with a statement-making Bulgari necklace covered in diamonds. As she revealed via Instagram, she also decided to kick off her heels — literally — for some more comfortable footwear.
As the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion revealed in her caption, the shoes were actually a gift from the fashion house’s designer, Pierpaolo Piccioli. “Little known fact: I often wear sneakers under my evening gown,” she wrote. “These @maisonvalentino@pppiccioli gave to me last min. I told him be careful I tend to be comfy for long nights. #beingserena.”
Priyanka Chopra, who wrote a beautiful tribute to the bride, also changed up her look for the second royal act. Her stylist, Mimi Cuttrell, showed off the head-turning look the Quantico actress swapped her Vivienne Westwood skirt suit out for: a sparkly, off-the-shoulder Christian Dior dress paired with a small silver Dior purse and royalty-worthy jewels from Hollywood fave Lorraine Schwartz.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Mimi Cuttrell (@mimi) on
While there’s no word on whether or not Chopra also wore sneakers beneath her fancy garb, she was sure to be comfortable either way: Pretty Little Liar‘s star Troian Bellisario revealed via Instagram stories that guests were actually provided with slippers for the occasion!
Which royal wedding outfit was your favorite? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(Photo via Ian West/Getty)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)