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Serena Williams Goes Bold In Pink Asymmetrical Dress & Barely-There Heels at Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards

Serena Williams made an elegant arrival at the Essence 15th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards held at the Beverly WIlshire Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday. The ceremony celebrated the strides made by Black women in film and television.

To ensure that all eyes would be on her, the tennis legend opted for a vibrant magenta dress from her S by Serena collection. The Ava One Sleeve Dress is a one-shoulder stunner that features a trendy asymmetric design with a diagonal cutout detail and a flattering back exposure. The form-fitting midi-length number retails for $89.

Serena Williams, Essence 15th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards
Serena Williams at the Essence 15th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 24th, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.
CREDIT: Dan Steinberg for Variety
Serena Williams, Essence 15th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards
Serena Williams on the red carpet at the Essence 15th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards on March 24th, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.
CREDIT: Dan Steinberg for Variety

Williams styled her short blond locs to the side and tucked one side behind her ear. The sports pro continued to complement her vibrant frock with soft pink glam, a neutral manicure and accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings, multiple rings and stacked chainlink bracelets.

Serena Williams, Strappy Sandals
A closer look at Serena Williams’ heels at the Essence 15th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards on March 24th, 2022.
CREDIT: Dan Steinberg for Variety

To complete everything, the four-time Olympic gold medalist slipped into a pair of clear heels. The sandals featured a double strap: one strap across the toe and one towards the back of the instep. The silhouette also had a square outer sole and a thin stiletto heel.

The 15th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards celebrates the strides made by Black women in television and film. This year’s event, held at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, featured a star-studded guest list including Niecey Nash, Serena Williams, Lena Waithe, Teyana Taylor and many others. The event was created to spotlight female voices expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. Essence magazine recognized actresses Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quintana Brown and Chanté Adams as they have contributed to the creation of a vast and dynamic Black cinematic universe.

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