Also the Duschenays @ the 1988 Olys. Bestimianova & Bukin too, even though they were very fine dancers, had a few scary ones as well.
More recently, Yuzuru's LP. And Polina's SP dress -- she's charming and so talented and I have high hopes for her going forward, but when I saw that outfit the first thought that popped into my mind was Big Bird!
On a more positive note...
Gracie's SP -- such a gorgeous shade of red. OTOH, I thought her LP dress was too old-looking for her.
Akiko's white dress w/ the pastels on the bodice -- absolutely loved it and it seemed to suit her perfectly.
Yuna's LP dress -- stunning, dramatic, and elegant.
Yulia's LP -- just right for her and perfect for the program.
P/B's "Little Prince" outfits -- the colors were luscious!
I'll just do ladies.
Gold: Yuna's Olympic long. Simple, elegant. Fit for a queen.
Silver: Ashley's Olympic long. Sparkle! And I love yellow.
Bronze: Yulia's long. So well suited to the music.
The fugly award goes to Adelina's long. it just made me
The wide variety of costumes, from the tasteful to tragically tacky, is just one of the things I love about skating. Without the Misha Ges and Johnny Weirs of the world, it would be awfully boring!
blue dress was okay (but again.. WHYYYY is the v-neck in her back??) and i thought her black dress fitted her SP music.
Sadly, this year all of her dresses (before and after the changes) were disappointing.
This said, I loved Mao Asada's dresses at worlds.
I also want to mention Kaetlyn Osmond's LP dress. I loved it !!
Ill add Mao's Gala"what a wonderful world"
Serafima FS( I soft spoken outfits)
Which brings me to worst:
Elena Leonova FS ... Was she trying to be a nutcracker or something or a little drummer girl? I couldn't ever get "ba rumpa bum bum" out of my head just from looking at it.
And I agree, it's a shame that all of her dresses this year were disappointing. She really needs to have a talk with her costume designers. She is such a beautiful girl with dynamic expressions. Her dresses (esp. for the SP) did not help at all (well for me anyway)
And oh yes! Mao's dresses were amazing I LOVE THEM! They amazingly complements the way she moves from ethereal to dynamic
Oh thank you for mentioning Kaetlyn's dress! I forgot about it. I think she's only one that can work that deep purple burgundy-like colour.
Since people are digging up some of the worst ever, I'll share my favorite ever. It was Sarah Hughes in the short program at the Salt Lake Olympics. Beautiful shade of navy, simple lines. I loved it The haircut? Not so much. Anna Pogorilaya, Mao, Carolina, etc... would all be a vision in this.