Witch ice skater has the best oultfits?
Tatiana Navka & Roman Kostomarov
Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto
Elena Bechke & Denis Petrov
Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao
I love everyones oultfit
Witch ice skater has the best oultfits?
I wanted to vote for Fumie Suguri!
But Shen/Zhao are usually well turned out!
I thought that Nancy and Lulu had great costumes.
I like Shen & Zhao's outfits, too; colorful without searing the retinas and no instances of 15 pounds of weird things hanging off them, and nothing they've worn (so far, anyway) goes into the Ripped Look zone. Some of their outfits over the years have been very different, but in a good way.
I cannot think of one single Russian skater I would EVER vote for in the "best dressed" category. And don't even get me started on the Ukrainians, who, year after year, I think are far and away the Worst Dressed of anyone (tho Elena Liashenko is an exception; she usually manages to show up without looking like a parade float or Christmas tree).
Overall, Nicole Bobek had really pretty costumes most of the time. I also really like Jenny's lacy costume and Michelle's coral costume.
I really like some of the things Maria used to wear. Other than her, ITA.Originally Posted by JonnyCoop
Jenny, B/A, Jamie and David are always dressed perfectly out on the ice, KURT BROWNING(Brickhouse alone is enough to get him #1 in my book! )
and so many others...
Now that you mention it -- yes, Maria usually had some very classy looking outfits. But as to the rest --Originally Posted by berthes ghost
Michelle Kwan ...classic elegance. Jenny Kirk always looks good as does Angela since her transformation.
forgot to say that Nicole Bobek is always dressed nicely...
and ITA about Angela's transformation!!!
Jef Billings is the master!
Re: your talking about the "not best dressed" Russian skaters and in view of that the best of them come from StPetersburg, I conclude that dress codes in San Diego and StPetersburg are different .Originally Posted by JonnyCoop
Well, if the American fans think the baggy costumes of Weir or cheap finery of Yagudin is something that falls into proper dress category, I have no comment.
Libra - a fan of Russian style in figure skating ( including results)
Depending on the costume Yags has great taste... Jef Billings' work with SOI helps in that area
and I don't care for Johnny's costume style at all... I'm American, proud to be, but I agree for the most part the European/Russian style does nothing for me... ripped up pieces of cloth I do not consider flattering or pretty... and plunging necklines to the bellybutton and beyond on EITHER GENDER is another no no... just cuz B. Spears does it doesn't mean it's a good idea
I like Michelle's dresses but she always looks the same. Sasha Cohen's are a little average, but her first Malaguena dress and her first Swan Lake dress were beautiful. Maria Butyrskaya had the best costumes for a female skater. What a class.
Not single skaters, B/S were the pair with best costumes but they're not in the list. S/Z's are okay, N/K are okay, B/A's are bad (how can they be taken seriously without true ice dance costumes? ), Plushenko's are usually very bad (although I loved his Adagio bodysuit)...
I'm not exactly a fan of the majority of the costumes Tarasova's students wear, but Yagudin is an exception. (probably helps that they fit well :D) He always has great costumes and pretty much can pull off anything. The red and black costume from Revolution Etude was classy and elegant, the costume from Racing was very simple but the shirt was great and it had everything to do with the music... I think I'll vote for him.
I don't see anything wrong with Russian skaters' costumes, btw. Ladies especially, sure, they may not look like ice little princesses, but that's not the point anyway. I think most of the American ladies never wear a dress that remotely fits the music and that is far more important IMO.
I don't know about being the best dressed overall from that list, but Tanith and Ben almost always have stunning costumes. Her dress from their Spanish original dance remains one of my favorite skating dresses of all time. Take a look: http://www.belbin-agosto.net/photos/sa01/02.jpg
Her West Side Story dress from this year was great because it was simple and understated, and showed attention to detail (the dress resembles the one worn by Natalie Wood in the last scene of the movie). Their costumes from last year's original dance were beautiful, with Ben in tails and a red cravat and Tanith in this gorgeous red dress. Her mom deserves a lot of credit for making those costumes!
I wouldn't vote for Navka and Kostomarov for best dressed this season, because all of their costumes were of the same cut and pattern. They were great costumes, but how about some variety?
For ladies from this list, I would vote for Sasha Cohen. Sure, her costumes don't appeal to everyone, but I think they are very beautiful. Her My Fair Lady dress is absolutely breathtaking.
I think Alexei Yagudin is the best dressed man from that list. He's had some mistakes, sure...but his costumes for Winter and MITIM can certainly forgive things like One Banana.
Of the pairs on that list, I would vote for Shen and Zhao. But the best dressed pair in my book? Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze
Michelle always manages to look cool!