7 of the Most Gorgeous Ice Skating Costumes of the Sochi Winter Olympics ...

Alyssa

When I was a kid, family friends gave me their daughter’s old figure skating costumes for my dress-up box, starting an obsession with sparkles, and compelling me to write about the most gorgeous ice skating costumes of the Sochi Winter Olympics. These athletes can spend thousands of dollars on a single outfit, so it better have just enough sparkle and shine. And considering the international event is only once every four years (if you can earn a spot), they should have been hoping their dress was one of the most gorgeous ice skating costumes of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Gracie Gold - Team USA - Ladies Short Program Dress

Gracie Gold - Team USA - Ladies Short Program Dress Now out of the 7 most gorgeous ice skating costumes of the Sochi Winter Olympics, no costume truly stands out like Gracie Gold’s red short program costume. Now this girl KNOWS how to dress. Her constant use of the color red against her pale skin tone makes her look simply riveting. There’s just something about this dress that just oozes America’s sweetheart. Her simple bun, matched with (again) a red lip, is so classic she could have jumped out of an old Hollywood film. Little (and big) girls everywhere will be adorning their ice skating fantasies with that dress.

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Nikita Katsalapov & Elena Ilinykh - Team Russia - Ice Dance Short Dance

Nikita Katsalapov & Elena Ilinykh - Team Russia - Ice Dance Short Dance Ahh, the art deco style makes me smile. And rhyme apparently. The classic 1920s nod that gives me dreams of Downton Abbey, is not only relevant, but something I wish I could wear out in public (yes that headpiece might just be at my wedding). Now there’s a novel idea! Ladies outfits designed like figure skating costumes; sexy, yet flattering, and without the worry for a nip slip. As for Nikita - who doesn’t love a sexy man in a bowtie?

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Adelina Sotnikova - Team Russia - Ladies Free Skate

Adelina Sotnikova - Team Russia - Ladies Free Skate There’s a lot of controversy over whether she should have gone home with the gold or not, but regardless of her skating, her dress was a total gold medal win. So forward and modern with it’s sequins used in graphic lines. Now this is something I would wear. When I think if the old dress-up box filled with skating costumes, I think of this one. I would have killed to have this in there. In fact I would still kill to have something like this in my closet.

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Meryl and Charlie - Team USA - Ice Dance Free Dance

Meryl and Charlie - Team USA - Ice Dance Free Dance Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t wear this one out in public. And I think I may be one of the few people who like Meryl’s dress with Charlie’s suit combo. But hear me out - the purple looks AMAZING on her skin. The drapes are flattering, with the jewels perfectly placed to catch the light. Keeping Charlie’s costume simple on the sparkle - focuses on what we all really watched the program for (admit it), Meryl’s costume. Okay... they danced pretty well too... I guess.

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Yuzuru Hanyu - Team Japan -Men’s Free Skate Costume

Yuzuru Hanyu - Team Japan -Men’s Free Skate Costume Thought I was going to skip the men huh? I found one! Yuzuru Hanyu’s Mens’s Free Skate costume. From far away it looked like someone had spit glitter all over his attire (I like glitter). It looked every bit of the opulence that I expect a men’s figure skating costume to be. Sure you can call that biased - but admit it, you secretly think that too. Plus extra points for including the ombre trend!

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Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi - Team Germany - Ice Dance Free Dance

Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi - Team Germany - Ice Dance Free Dance I really liked the idea of turning the performance into a little show. It’s not a new idea, but the geeky professor and sexy lady bit was pretty fun. Plus their details were really unique. I mean did you see the back of her tights? Not to mention his glasses. Which leads me to this question - how do they stay on!?

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Yuna Kim - Team Korea - Ladies Short Program

Yuna Kim - Team Korea - Ladies Short Program There’s a reason this girl is South Korea’s national sweetheart. She skates like a champion, with the heart and soul of a dancer. And her costumes accent her performance beautifully - especially her yellow short program dress (If anyone could pull that off, it’s Yuna). Yuna should totally be advertising clothing for South Korea if she isn’t already. I mean she does ads for EVERYTHING, even milk! Yup... MILK. It’ll be another four years till we see more Olympic beads and sparkles in her home country, and I for one cannot wait.

Four more years till the entire world will once again sit around their television sets to tune into a sport filled with breathtaking movement, memorable controversy, and spellbinding costumes. Sparkle never looked so good as on the ice rink at the Winter Olympics. So now it’s your turn! What was your favorite skating costume of these Winter Olympics?

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several of these are really not that fantastic. you missed the swan lake one

Love all the costumes ❤️❤️❤️

Yuzuru Hanyu's costume is just too gorgeous

Adelina is blue Spiderman! I'm sure that makes her chaotic neutral

I like Team Philippines' Michael Christian Martinez's short program costume when he skated to the tune of 'Romeo and Juliet' ?

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