When it comes to dresses, skaters know how to perfect a sophisticated and elegant look. So it's no surprise that when a skating trend takes off, it's usually classy and not likely to immediately fade out of style. As you start planning for the upcoming season, here's a look back at some of our favorite trends that we predict will have serious staying power!
Whether it's a pop of color at the skirt hem, or a full bodice color fade, a gradient color change is a great way to add a touch of elegance and interest to any skate dress.
Clockwise from top left: Wisconsin Edge, Style: Sansa, National Blades SST, Eislau FSC
2. Asymmetrical Bodice à la Gracie Gold's Iconic Red Dress
Back in 2012, Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold wore a stunning red dress (upper right below) to the Rostelecom Cup/Cup Of Russia 2012, designed by Brad Griffies. Ever since, we've spotted teams wearing a similar version of this graceful look. Always asymmetrical with swooping lines, and always chic!
Clockwise from top left: Capital Ice SST, Gracie Gold (Designed by Brad Griffies, Photo via Life Skate), Hockettes, Fond du Lac Blades, Style: Evangaline
3. The Necklace Look
While jewelry doesn't fall within competition guidelines, super bling rhinestones taking the shape of necklaces certainly do! This look works best with a lot of oversize jewels for maximum sparkle at a distance. The Crystallettes Senior Team wore it best at the World Synchronized Skating Championships this past season!!
Clockwise from top left: Miami University JV SST, St. Louis Synergy, Shattuck - St. Mary's Sabres, Style: Nola
4. Deep V Neckline
The v-neckline keeps plunging, and it continues to get even more stunning. Nude illusion keeps the look modest and stay-in-place to let you do what you do best: skate!
Clockwise from top left: University of Michigan SST, Style: Sage, Miami University, Style: Emmaline