On Wednesday Sports Illustrated released the second edition of its Fashionable 50 list, a list of athletes that a panel of sports and fashion experts have picked as the world’s most stylish – on and off the playing field.
This year, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova lead a host of WTA stars on the list, which was formed as SI’s experts took into account not only what, where and why the athletes pick certain clothes for their on-court and off-court appearances, but also their overall involvement in the world of fashion: designer collaborations, presence at fashion shows, investments in fashion, endorsements and other partnerships, social media activities and more.
Read on to find out which WTA stars made the list!
No.3: Serena Williams
Serena topped last year’s Fashionable 50 list, and is sure to stay as stylish as ever as she enters her maternity leave.
“I am proud of my body and want my clothing to reflect that,” she told SI. “If anything, I hope that I'll be even more stylish during pregnancy than I normally am!”
No.10 Maria Sharapova
According to SI, Sharapova is “acing the elusive art of casual cool street style,” with simple but stylish pieces, as well as bold red carpet looks.
In addition to the Fashionable 50 list, SI handed out “awards” for athletes who shine in a singular area of the style game.
Venus Williams: “The Athleisure Leader”
Already a fashion mogul at the helm of her own clothing line EleVen by Venus Williams, Venus’ relaxed off-court style caught the eye of SI’s experts.
“I always reinvent myself every few years,” Venus told SI. “My mottos are: update, don't be late (my sister, Lynne, inspired this) and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!”
Dominika Cibulkova: “The Selfie Award”
Dominika Cibulkova loves a good selfie, and her “outfit of the day” snaps in her building’s elevator have become a regular fixture on her Instagram feed.
Eugenie Bouchard: “The Always-On-Trend Award”
23-year-old Bouchard’s versatile sporty street-style recently caught the eye of Vogue, and now SI dubbed her as one of the most on-trend athletes on the list.
Caroline Wozniacki: “The Always-On-Point Award”
Wozniacki’s off court style has been “on-point” for years, and now the former World No.1 is dabbling in designing her on court looks as well.
“Having the opportunity with adidas to sit down with Stella McCartney and help design some of the dresses I was wearing on the court really helped spark my interest and boost my love for fashion,” she told SI.