The 1st Ladies of Football Throw it Back for The Redskins 85th Anniversary
For the football team's 85th Anniversary, the Redskins Cheerleaders decided to pay homage to past cheerleaders by recreating some of their vintage uniforms. The 1st Ladies of Football have almost 55 years of inspiration to draw from- they are the longest running NFL cheerleading organization!
Line Up designer Michelle collaborated with Director Stephanie Jojokian to remake the uniforms for this year's team. The throwback looks replicated the original vintage inspiration, but were tweaked slightly to match the team's current color scheme and create a more modern fit.
Former Redskins director Donald Wells and former Cheerleader Ann Marie Ludlow gave us the scoop on the designs from the past years. Read more and check out some throwback photos below!
"America was well aware of the appeal of the mini-skirt, and of course everything was BIG. While jeans and t-shirts were emblazoned with colorful flowers and butterflies, the Redskinettes discovered sequins. And lots of them!"
"The ladies reinvented the suede look and adopted the thin burgundy and gold headband as part of the uniforms this year. Still keeping the nostalgic feel of the classic Redskins look, but following the evolving 80s version of "punk" and coinciding with the new music generation of the MTV years, the Redskinettes stayed current... but still hung on to the white boots! The team wore this uniform for Super Bowls XVII and XVIII."
In the 90's, the Redskins Cheerleaders updated the classic fringed leotard below. "The ladies returned to their roots in a slinky and shiny one-piece uniform with delicate puffy sleeves to offset a short skirt."
"This uniform evolved slightly every year! Each year the team adds a few rhinestones and cuts away a little more fabric. The fabulous results were seen on the sidelines during the 2003-04 season!"
Visit Redskins.com for the full history on the Redskins Cheerleaders uniforms!
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