The offseason have almost ended and first go out (especially for juniors) is soon. I think it’s time to talk about the figure skaters appearance. It’s not a secret that figure skating is very aesthetic sport and a lot of attention is paid to how the skaters look and how they dressed. I want to focus on some common details, which can significantly spoil the whole appearance.
The undisputed leader of rubric “How to spoil the look, without great efforts” is certainly tights.
Oh, how many lances were broken over “white boots” and “tights on boots”. I’m a supporter of white boots. First, we are talking about figure skating, and the main instrument of the sportsman is skates, so why should they hide and disguise them, pretending like they don’t wear skates at all? Second, for my taste it is more aesthetically pleasing. However, do not forget that if you want to open the boots, it is desirable to put them in order before the performance. I mean paint the scrapes, wash shoelaces, and if needed use the tape of the same color with boots.
At the same time, I understand why some prefer the option “pull on the tights”. First, it is a matter of habit. From a young age skaters trains in boots-covers to protect them and to save the presentational look for the sell. Second, these tights make life easier for those who are used to skate barefooted or allows to wear comfortable socks.
Cowered boots vs White boots
However, fragile girls better not wear such tights. It looks a bit strange skinny legs and then an iron. I think that the desire to cover the boots with tights often comes not from objective reasons of convenience, but because of personal complexes such as “to look slimmer”. If you decide that the option to hide the boots most comfortable for you, please make sure that lights are properly secured and won’t slip from the boots during routine.
Open or closed boots? If it were only two options) As for me, choose the variant that is more comfortable for you but please don’t wear these half-and-halfer:
And, ladies, is a myth that black tights can make you slimmer.
Nude illusion mesh.
Useful thing, but why so many skaters are constantly chose the wrong shade?
Just feel the difference
Is it so difficult to choose a thin mesh that is suitable to your skin tone? Not only the color is the problem. Why the mesh often wrinkles and edges handled badly?
Gloves can be the part of the costume and image or the necessity. In the first case, it’s a matter of taste. If you think they need here, no problem, just don’t overdo it. Long gloves with the night-dress look vulgar. If the glove is a necessity (hands freezing, there is a risk to cut yourself on one of the elements, etc.) make them part of the costume (match the color and style) or make neat and not too visible.
Again, feel the difference
Amulets and talismans
I have nothing against the charming toys, lucky coat, chain or bracelet. However, its better not to wear the whole bunch. It looks strange, especially in combination with almost an evening gown.
Rhinestones and sequins
The finish with rhinestones, crystals and sequins of course a great thing. Can make the costume look expensive and good under spotlights. However, let’s not get too carried away. It’s not necessarily to wear tons of crystals to look luxurious.
Morgan, relax, you can wear whatever you want)
I understand that you want to look bright, memorable and generally show everyone that you have a very very fancy suit. But it’s better not to use fringe, roses, frills, laces, fluttering chiffon pieces and velvet together in one costume. Chose something one, okay two :)
Hairstyle and makeup
Usually we focus on the skaters costumes and miss such important details as hair and makeup. But this is an important component of the overall appearance too. I understand that the bun is very convenient and easy but at least think where its better to place it. Anyway nice hairstyle is always appreciated.
Makeup in figure skating can be called theatrical but don’t get carried away. A bit brighter than usual is more than enough.
Beauty is power
Belts and trousers
Usually we discuss girls but there are some thing that boys should think about. If you need a belt in your costume make it stylistically suitable. The belt shouldn’t look like it was bought in the nearest shop,just to keep pants.
Good trousers is a key to a good costume. So, don’t make them baggy or too narrow. Skate in leggings is still prohibited for guys.
Semms they forgot to tell Max about it
The question is quite intimate, but should be taken seriously. Especially the fact that the presence or absence of the underwear should not be noticeable. This issue applies to the ladies and guys. This category includes tailoring the bottom part of the leotard. Ladies, take seriously the fitting and always try the costume before the competition. The bottom part of the leotard shouldn’t move somewhere.
You also shouldn’t be too creative with this part of your costume
Season starts soon, look forward to seeing the performances. I hope that skaters will show not only great technique and choreo but also will look beautiful and stylish.