Despite being talented in their various sports, there are many female athletes who are stunning both on the field and on red carpets. Here, we take a look at the most fashionable female athletes in the world.
These ladies are all strong, beautiful, classy, comfortable in their own skin, and make great role models both in their fields and on the red carpet.
10. Gabby Douglas
We all fell in love with Gabby Douglas and the rest of USA’s “Fierce Five” last summer, when the girls placed first as a team and Gabby won the gold medal for individual gymnastics. Now, with BET awards, dozens of magazine covers, endorsement deals, and a bestselling book under her belt, it seems like people can’t get enough of Gabby and her sweet, girly style.
Gabby is a fan of prints and patterns, girly dresses, high heels, ruffles, and pretty, shimmery make-up, but lately Gabby has swapped that look out for more polished ponytails and sleek layers framing her pretty face. Gabby is only 17 years old, and her style reflects that — in a good way! She always manages to look young and fresh, but still classy and appropriate for whatever event she’s attending.
9. Venus Williams
Venus Williams is a legend in women’s sports not just for her athletic prowess, but also for her brave fight advocating gender equality in prize money for tennis tournaments, most notably Wimbledon. In 2007, she became the first woman to benefit from Wimbledon’s newly adopted “equal prize money” policy for winners.
2007 was a huge year for Venus. Not only did she win Wimbledon, but she also earned an associate’s degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Her fundamental understanding of fashion is easily apparent in her day-to-day ensembles. Venus’s style is sleek and practical, but she peppers each outfit with a healthy dose of glamour for a well-rounded, relatable look we can all appreciate.
8. Hope Solo
Everyone’s favorite naughty goalkeeper is, without a doubt, Hope Solo. From being partnered with Maks on Dancing With The Stars, admitting to being drunk at her 2008 appearance on the Today Show, to winning the gold medal twice with USA’s women’s soccer team, there’s never a dull moment in the life of Hope Solo.
Her all-American style includes tons of denim, LBDs, riding boots, oversized bags, large sunglasses, and funky sandals. Her look is simple and classic, but never boring.
7. Maria Sharapova
Five-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova, has a sophisticated, business-woman-like style when off the court. Aside from sitting front row next to Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour during Paris Fashion Week, Sharapova launched a collection of accessories under her Sugarpova label and collaborated with Cole Haan.
6. Danica Patrick
Successful NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick, is known for swapping her racing attire for midi dresses and statement making jewelry. Though a tough one, as America’s most successful female race car driver, she has a feminine sense of style.
To be continued…