White color was extremely popular at Skate Canada 2016. It for sure can be called the color of the event.
Especially popular white was among girls. We saw 5! white dresses with hair accessories during ladies event and one in pairs. Girls started to dream about their future wedding dresses?)
White is a tricky color for clothes, but for a figure skating costume is even more trickier. You always have a risk to add yourself a couple of kilos and to blend into the background of the ice. Let’s see how skaters at Skate Canada coped with this white task)
Joshi Helgesson has started the white trend already in short program:
I’ve already discussed this dress here.
All others saved their white gowns for the free skate) In the free program it all started with Yuka Nagai:
This dress definitely reminds me of wedding dresses) A classic A-line silhouette wedding dress with a straight across neckline.
Then Mirai Nagasu followed the white-color trend:
This dress looks not so much as a wedding dress. I see some classical Brad Griffies’ designs here. But I still can classify it as sheath silhouette wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline)
I like the asymmetric cut and golden finishing. I also appriciate a prolonged skirt, it’s a bit untypical for single skating but fits the antic style of the dress. But I think it was a mistake for Rika to open her back – it dragged attention to her problems with posture.
Japanese girls prefers white dresses and hair accessories) Satoko Miyahara also chose white dress for her Star Wars program:
I also see some antic notes in this dress. The drapery, fibules on the shoulders. And it’s definitely was my favorite hair accessory!
Luba Iliushechkina also supported the white trend, but added some black hatches:
I don’t know why, but this dress reminds me of Sasha Cohen’s dress for Malaguena. I think it’s because of the ruffles on the skirt. And yes, such scoop neckline suits only to such tiny girls with fragile shoulders.
Yuzuru Hanyu was brave enough to join the white company:
And let’s not forget about Takahito Mura and Misha Ge, who chose white for at least one part of their costumes.
Black and white combination from Mura:
Yeah I’d gladly remove all this ruffles and fringe)
Misha Ge choose white and gold combination, same as Rika Hongo:
Let me know what was your favorite white costume from this event. What do you think about white color for the ice?