But was purposely misspelled. I want to know how posters of all ages feel about the costumes-esp. the young Russian girls. Do you feel the costume Adelina wears is ok for her age-or any age? Liza shocked us at 14 with the green costume with more illusion fabric than green. I have a curser hopping issue, so forgive if I miss typos. Also a 16 pound cat on the darn keyboard. Anyone want my cat? OT??
Is sex appeal being judged? I'm not going to link to the beginning, but in 1999, wasn't Maria B nopted for her white lingerie, barely there underwear look? Didn't Witt lead the way with catsuits and playboy spreads?
Sweeter than splenda ice princess Alissa wore Maria B's old dress. Is this necessary and does this help or hurt the sport? Please look at the skating dresses worn by Dorothy Hamill. Was this the last American to win an Oly without pounds of glitz, illusion fabric, what have you? Was it ice dancers who first pushed the limits?
I'd like to know when and who helped glamorize, sexualize competitive skating costumes. Links to photos greatly appreciated for purposes of discussion. I can say this bothers me, based on a few factors, culturally, religiously, and I guess my age matters.
In the early 80's someone of minor talent hijacked the name Madonna and started wearing underwear outide her clothes. I have said before I'd like to see an athletic SP skated to no music, simple retro dress or black unitard. We will see the best skaters rise above no trimmings. I am in favor of women and men having much stricter guidelines now- esp for singles- but would be happy to see all return to a sport first aesthetic. G&G wore most simple costumes in 1994-I feel it focused us on their lines/talent/etc. Is sex appeal being pushed. Men are only mere mortals-who can blame the girls wanting a maybe tiny edge from a judge noticing how skater x is simply hot while doing her 3/3? I confess, I think Adelina should get a costume deduction. Please weigh in, older GSers. I'm gonna be clobbered likely.