As a lover of skating AND fashion, I’ve always anxiously looked forward to the Grand Prix series just to see what the skaters are wearing. These off-season boards have been full of speculation about and suggestions for music choices, coaching changes, etc. How about fall skating fashion, too, just for fun?
For example, here’s what I’d love to see on the US ladies (with about three feet of skirt chopped off):
Alissa Czisny’s dresses this year really complemented her skating, because they highlighted her grace and flow. This Lela Rose dress would move nicely with her, is simple enough not to overpower her, and will also give her frame some structure since Alissa is thin: http://tinyurl.com/6f672xt
Rachael Flatt’s dresses are heavily dependent on sequins, chiffon, and v-necks, I think in an effort to help her look slimmer. But she’s a curvy skater. I’d rather that she embrace her body than try to compensate for it. This Carolina Herrera dress is structured, with a simple rhinestone accent. The bright color would also look nice on her, but the muted orange is more sophisticated than the primary colors she’s been choosing: http://tinyurl.com/5wse7oj This Monique Lhuillier would also be a strong choice for her: http://tinyurl.com/6bamb5x
I know Mirai loves pink, so this Jason Wu dress would look great on her, and the chiffon skirt would show just how fast she skates: http://tinyurl.com/5scypga But she also has a great upper body and long legs, so she can easily wear a dress to highlight that. This Carolina Herrera dress would look stunning and mature on her: http://tinyurl.com/6etoa59
This Marchesa would look amazing on Ashley Wagner for her Black Swan program: http://tinyurl.com/5vgffql I also like this Lela Rose for her: http://tinyurl.com/6gk2948 She has strong shoulders, and the sweep of chiffon would soften them.
I know Christina Gao has been going for a more mature look. I think this Monique Lhuillier would look sophisticated on her and also age appropriate: http://tinyurl.com/6xe3dys
A lot of Agnes Zawadski’s dresses have so much going on that it’s hard to see her. I’d love to see Agnes Zawadski in a simple and strong dress like this Monique Lhuillier: http://tinyurl.com/6fajbpb
And finally, this Elie Saab would look youthful and elegant on Amanda Dobbs: http://tinyurl.com/62pybkw
That’s what I’ve got! Any other ideas?