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Style on Ice: The Olympic Figure Skaters Are Bringing Their A-Games

Feb 19 2014 - 3:00pm

Where are you most likely to find style at the Winter Olympics? Other than the opening ceremony costumes [1], the garb on display tends to be pretty utilitarian. Except for during the figure-skating competition, that is. With all the feathers, rhinestones, cutouts, and colorful fabrics gliding across the ice, you could very well be watching a fashion show — albeit one with lots of spandex.

From the Cinderella-inspired costumes worn by Team Russia to Germany's Pink Panther-inspired getups and the rich designs favored by Team USA, here are the best costumes we've seen on the ice in Sochi so far.

Team Canada

Gabrielle Daleman wore what has become a bit of a trend among the solo ice-skating ladies: a one-sleeved performance costume.

Team Japan

Kanako Murakami wore a moody purple, gray, and black costume during her performance.

Team Czech Republic

Elizaveta Ukolova wore a teal outfit on the ice.

Team Italy

Valentina Marchei wore a white outfit during competition.

Team USA

Gracie Gold wore red on the ice.

Team Italy

Carolina Kostner's look would have been staid and conservative if it hadn't been for her plunging neckline.

Team South Korea

Yuna Kim wore a chartreuse costume decorated with rhinestones on the ice.

Team China

Li Zijun's black costume had a little pop of pink.

Team USA

Ashley Wagner and her sleeveless performance outfit brought plenty of sass to the ice.

Team France

Maé Bérénice Méité was one of a handful of ladies to choose a purple costume for her performance.

Team Japan

Mao Asada wore a sweet purple dress on the ice.

Team Russia

Adelina Sotnikova wore a red outfit with cutouts during her performance.

Team Russia

Julia Lipnitskaia combined a few shades of blue in her competition outfit.

Team China

Xintong Huang and Xun Zheng both wore gray for their ice dancing competition.

Team Russia

Julia Zlobina wore a vibrant pink dress, while Alexei Sitnikov went for a more subdued gray blazer.

Team USA

Evan Bates and Madison Chock got formal. While Evan suited up in white tie, Madison wore opera length gloves on the ice.

Team Russia

Elena Ilinykh and Nikita [2] Katsalapov also took a more formal route.

Team France

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat got more than a little sassy during their ice dancing routine.

Team USA

Meryl Davis and Charlie White could have danced all night in these outfits.

Team Germany

Tanja Kolbe and Stefano Caruso [3] wore matching shades of pink.

Team Canada

Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam both wore a daring shade of red on the ice.

Team France

Lloyd Jones kept things simple in basic black, but his partner Pernelle Carron looked like a princess.

Team Azerbaijan

Julia Zlobina and Alexei Sitnikov made this move look effortless in opposing shades of orange and blue.

Team Spain

Spanish skater Sara Hurtado might have had the most interesting, painterly onesie Sochi has ever seen — and her partner Adria Diaz didn't look bad either.

Team Italy

Anna Cappellini [4] and Luca Lanotte looked great on the ice.

Team Canada

Kaitlyn Weaver's dramatic facial expression was only equalled by her and her partner Andrew Poje's dark costumes.

Team USA

Meryl Davis and Charlie White returned to the ice in shades of blue and purple.

Team Germany

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy looked ready for Valentine's Day in pink and red.

Team Russia

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, who won the gold medal for pair figure skating, wore mellow yellow costumes.

Team China

Qing Pang and Jian Tong looked cool in red and blue.

Team China

Peng Cheng is seen here spinning in the air wearing a neon costume after being thrown by partner Zhang Hao.

Team Russia

Yuri Larionov and Vera Bazarova looked like they were wearing fantasy armor.

Team Russia

Fedor Klimov and Ksenia Stolbova were white, black, and red all over.

Team Canada

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch wore all black on the ice.

Team Canada

You'd be smiling like Meagan Duhamel if you were wearing something this chic.

Team USA

Simon Shnapir wore a shoulder holster to reflect the James Bond medley that played while he skated with Marissa Castelli [5].

Team Russia

Fedor Klimov and Ksenia Stolbova coordinated their maroon tops (and their moves) perfectly.

Team France

Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès were a study in contrast in black-and-white costumes dotted with rhinestones.

Team Israel

Evgeni Krasnopolski's ombré shirt blended perfectly into Andrea Davidovich's blue dress.

Team Italy

The only thing more dramatic than this backflip, perfectly executed by Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek, is Berton's red-and-black outfit.

Team Italy

Nicole Della Monica's outfit had a formal flair, which paired well with Matteo [6] Guarise's tuxedo-inspired look.

Team Canada

Rudi Swiegers and Paige Lawrence both wore red tops on the ice.

Team USA

Nathan Bartholomay's red belt perfectly matched the color of Felicia Zhang's dress.

Team Canada

The focus of Kirsten Moore-Towers's costume, which she wore on the ice with partner Dylan Moscovitch, was blocks of bold color.

Team Russia

Yuri Larionov's simple all-black outfit let Vera Bazarova's black-and-white costume shine.

Team Germany

Aliona Savchenko set tongues wagging with the all-hot-pink ensemble she and partner Robin Szolkowy wore on the ice.

Team USA

Meryl Davis and Charlie White weren't color coordinated, but that didn't stop them from making a great pair.

Team USA

Gracie Gold wore an ombré leotard accented with no shortage of rhinestones.

Team Great Britain

Leave it to Brit David King to smarten up with a tie. Still, his ice-blue cravat didn't stop him from lifting his teammate Stacy Kemp high into the air.

Team Japan

Narumi Takahashi and Ryuichi Kihara went for simple yet elegant outfits in red and black.

Team China

Zhang Hao and Peng Cheng gave their routine a colorful lift with blue and green ensembles.

Team Ukraine

Julia Lavrentieva's cutouts made her and her partner Yuri Rudyk (who proved he wasn't shy of a little neon) stand out on the ice.

Team Germany

Maylin and Daniel Wende chose dove gray outfits accented with just the right amount of sparkle.

Team USA

Simon Shnapir and Marissa Castelli went back to black for their performance.

Team France

Who doesn't love a little purple? Vanessa James wore an all-lavender look on the ice, while her partner Morgan Ciprès used it as an accent.

Team Canada

Meagan Duhamel was pretty in pink, while her partner Eric Radford looked cool in a dark gray.

Team Italy

Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotárek looked bold in their golden competition gear.

Team Russia

One of the biggest style statements so far was easily from Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar, who looked like Cinderella and Prince Charming in their costumes.

Team Israel

Evgeni Krasnopolski lifted Andrea Davidovich into the air, both of them wearing purple and white costumes.


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