Style Transformations: Serena Williams & Kelly Rowland

From zero to hero we salute style evolvers Serena Williams and Kelly Rowland, who have been looking extra fashionable. Take a look at their style transformations.

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 15, 2008

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Stepping up her fashion game both on and off the court, Serena Williams has showed that training even in the area of fashion can increase your style points. The first-class athlete looked stunning at the Zac Posen spring 2008 show during New York Fashion Week. “My stylist picked out all these jewels. She does all the hard work and I get to wear what she picks,” dished the star to InStyle.

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Serena definitely has a passion for fashion. She started her own clothing line called Aneres, which is Serena spelled backwards. The 2008 U.S. Open Champion has mentioned that she hopes to one day show her collection at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week.

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Serena isn’t just catching fast balls, she’s caught on to the latest trend. This year, it was all about geek chic. She pulls it off inconspicuously, dawning cute black duds.

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Shall we call her Serena the Siren? The champ is clearly here, blazing the red carpet in a fiery wrap-around dress. A deep plunging neckline shows off her friendly assets.

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We’d like to propose a toast to this sporty vixen. An embellished, champagne baby doll dress has Serena sparkling at this event.

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Serena’s rounding the year out as one of of Santa’s most fashionable helpers. The tennis pro shows off her fierce thighs in this tea green minidress.

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Serena stops traffic in this haute figure-hugging number, a timeless silhouette that’s perfect for any season.

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We love this winter white on Serena. Red lips pack her signature punch, while 1920’s-inspired coifs add old Hollywood glamour to her getup.

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This flowing, jersey knit dress drips over Serena’s curvaceous physique, adding a bit of flirty fun to a night on the town.

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Serena embraces her wild side, wearing a black and white mixed-print dress. Bow-tie detailing and capped sleeves give this playful diva a touch of sophisticated style.

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It seems Kelly Rowland was destined to be a style diva. The Destiny’s Child founding member has transformed her style from girl-group glamour to solo sophistication.

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Kelly has mentioned that one of her favorite designer labels is Dolce & Gabanna.

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Kelly likes to keep her looks simple, avoiding otherwise distracting accessories.

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There is no question that Kelly knows how to dress up, but she also knows how to balance the glam by dressing down and looking effortlessly casual every once in a while.

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Would you guess that this songstress has a super sweet tooth? Kelly has confessed that she loves ice cream, cookies, cakes and pies. We want to know where does she keep it all?

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Every woman has a fashion role model and Kelly Rowland adores the style of actress Sienna Miller. “I really love Sienna Miller; she’s great. Just the fact that she dresses for herself, I think that’s why people love her style so much. She dresses like, ’I don’t even have to try, I’m just that cool!’”

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The petite R&B star has commented that she never wants to be a size 0, and we salute her for not giving into the pressures of Hollywood to be stick-thin.

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Ms. Rowland doesn’t mind showing her stems and we don’t blame her. The former Destiny’s Child member has legs for days.

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The starlet’s fierce fashion sense caught the eye of producers for the “Sex and the City” movie, but Rowland was beat out by Jennifer Hudson for the role of Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant.

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Kelly Rowland opted for breast augmentation in October 2007 to fill out her small frame, and in a candid interview with People magazine this past March she confessed that she went from an A-cup to a B.