Ditching tennis whites in favour of a far more glamorous look, Serena Williams attended the “Ralph Lauren/Sony Ericsson pre-Wimbledon Party” hosted by Richard Branson last week.

The star wore dazzling gold sequined harem trousers with a white tank from Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2009 collection, teamed with gold peep-toes and complementary gold jewelery.

Fashion presenter and journalist Louise Roe arrived at the “Leap Anywhere” Launch Party in London last week wearing the same Ralph Lauren harem pants with a black silk top, black gladiators and a leather jacket.

I much preferred the way Louise wore the pants lower on her hips – as they were intended – so she wins for me.

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