Not only do the athletes put on an impressive display of grace and skill, they also dazzle us with their glittering costumes. In , though, Norwegian skater Sonja Henie changed the game when she competed in a skirt with a comparatively short hemline. From then on, hemlines continued to go shorter. In terms of decoration, most skating outfits were quite plain during the World War II era, as fabric shortages led skaters to favor simple silhouettes with less fabric and little embellishment, according to Insider. That same year, American skater Debi Thomas made waves by wearing a full unitard for competition, which led to a ban on costumes without skirts. In the s, another trend that emerged was designer costumes.
The events are also pretty awesome if you care to open your eyelids and actually give them a shake. Take figure skating, for example. At face value, it's skinny guys in matador-casual chucking around women from the ex-Soviet bloc with eight syllable names. Lame, right? Figure skating—while not endlessly B.
Stunning Photos Show The Evolution Of Women's Figure Skating Costumes
Emily Hughes a hair below big sis. Ass to DIE for. Saw her in person in NYC HOT ass. Katarina Witt is left off because she looks like Jackie fockin' Chan.
Figure Skating is one of the oldest and most loved winter sports. In the old days, people used to make skates from carving bone into sharp blades. Eventually, metal blades were invented and it completely revolutionized the sport, enabling skaters to do more complex and thrilling tricks. And as the technology evolved, so did the sport itself.