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Serena Williams Is Vogue’s Unexpected April Cover Subject (Forum Buzz)

We’ve been speculating for weeks about who would turn up on the cover of Vogue‘s annual shape issue. Names like Gisele Bündchen and Blake Lively were mentioned, but we’re genuinely thrilled at the chosen cover girl. Unveiled over the weekend, Serena Williams stars on the magazine’s newly-released issue, setting our forums ablaze. The American tennis ace posed for Annie Leibovitz wearing an understated Rag & Bone sheath dress, which ultimately did not go over well with most forum members.

US Vogue April 2015 Serena Williams Annie Leibovitz

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“Yikes, couldn’t they have put something more interesting/flattering/fashionable on her? Very bad cover, depressing colors,” commented Nymphaea immediately.

“For me this is one of their WORST covers!! I mean what on earth is she wearing, and on what planet is a shift dress that cheap looking, fashionable?” Miss Dalloway asked.

Also feeling underwhelmed was fluxxx: “Even Lucky covers look better than this. This is depressing. It’s like a super bland ELLE cover. I would never have guessed that Annie shot this.”

Oxymore shared the same sentiments. “Maybe I would have liked it if she was smiling. I like the background and the pose but she seems sad,” she noted.

“I actually like it… She looks strong and dominant! She’s all business. Love the hair. There could’ve been a better shot but I’m okay with it. Not Vogue‘s best,” added MON as the tone steadily started to turn around.

“I’m glad she got the cover. I think she looks good. I don’t expect much from Vogue honestly. But like someone mentioned, her skin isn’t lightened and her hair isn’t straightened and she looks like herself. I appreciate that,” nataliaapple admired.

Love it or loathe it? Take a peek at what Vogue‘s April issue has to offer and join the discussion here.