I'm sorry. I couldn't disagree with anything more. It isn't a sin to look good, nor is it a sin to want to look your best. Why do people want to look good? Certainly, it is wonderful to be noticed, but it is even more important to feel that boost of confidence that comes along with looking your absolute best.Looking good for the sake of it is purely and completely shallow.
Skaters have certain rules to follow that govern what they can and cannot wear, so I really don't think that is an issue in this case. But, I am so tired of people expecting skaters to wear certain types of costumes with certain pieces of music. If they are not comfortable with a particular style of costume or they don't feel confident in it...why should they have to wear a Spanish styled dress just because they are skating to Spanish themed music? Ridiculous! If a skater wants to wear a simple, lime green dress while skating to "The Blue Danube"...who cares! If they are following the official rules regarding costumes, and, at the same time are given added confidence by wearing something they really like...it shouldn't matter. Everyone can wear a blue dress to "The Blue Danube", just like everyone can do red with "Carmen", etc. It is easy and has been done a thousand times. At least they are trying to be different and are approaching something from their own direction and not someone else's.Otherwise, actors would wear their own clothes, no matter if it has nothing to do with what their characters would wear, for example.