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Serena Williams’ Shirt Dress Is The $100 Staple Your Spring Lineup Is Missing

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Serving up aces on the court and serious style on the street? That's the name of the game with tennis pro and all-around superstar, Serena Williams. If you follow her closely, you'll know the fashion designer's approach to activewear is inherently fresh yet still functional (read: bold bodysuits, lavender tutus with fishnet tights, and more of the like). As such, it should comes as no surprise that the shirt dress Serena Williams just wore about and about in NYC was right in line with her on-court approach: smart, practical, and still trend-forward.

On April 3, Williams headed out for a whirlwind of a day in New York City, which included a stop on the Today Show. There, she talked about how she manages it all on and off the court — and per usual, her style game was exceptional. The tennis champ stunned in a bright-red twist-front dress from her fashion brand, Serena.

After her Today Show segment, Williams visited the Buzzfeed headquarters in NYC, but not before making a major wardrobe change. The 37-year-old swapped her little red dress for another staple: an easy, striped shirt dress (also from her line). Although the closet essential can quickly read boring, Williams' shirt dress, which rings in at a reasonable $100, was anything, thanks to whimsical elements like embroidered hearts and a tie belt.

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Williams slipped into a pair of patent crimson heels, which played off the embroidery on her dress, accessorizing with a heart pendant necklace, a watch, and a few sparkling rings. The tennis champ wore her hair in loose, combed-out waves and opted for a soft smoky eye.

It's no secret that a shirt dress is an essential in a well-rounded capsule wardrobe. And as Williams demonstrates so well, one with eye-catching detail makes a sartorial punch without losing its classic feel.

For an easy one-and-done outfit that will always be a win, look no further than The Zoe Report's roundup of the best shirt dresses on the market, including Williams' $100 find.

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