Grand-prix Final. Costumes review: short dance

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In ice dance we usually can see the most interesting, fabulous and gorgeous costumes. In terms of costumes and style it’s my favorite discipline of figure skating. Let’s see who was the most stylish in the short dance at Grand-prix Final 2015.

№6 Ekaterina Bobrova – Dmitri Soloviev

Ekaterina Bobrova Dmitri Soloviev

I like how Dmitri looks. Black tailcoat is one of the best decisions for the male costume for the waltz. They stylised it to 19th century look with a silk scarf instead of usual tie, and form of the collar. He looks elegant and in style of the program. But Ekaterina’s dress is a disaster! Why a lady at the ball is wearing a night gown made of curtains? This dress doesn’t look appropriate for the classical waltz, it doesn’t suit her and makes her look wider than she is. She has nice light violet dress that we see at the test skates, why she changed it?!

№5 Maia Shibutani – Alex Shibutani

Maia Shibutani Alex Shibutani

Alex has a nice costume. I like the combination of brown trousers and creamy shirt with tiny golden strips. Trousers have a bit high waistline but it’s a good solution for skaters who’s not so tall. He has a romantic look which is exactly what is needed for the program. I think Maia’s dress could have been more interesting and sophisticated. I understand that she’s portraying a doll but maybe she at least could chose the dress of more mature color? This dress looks a bit juniorish to me.

№4 Anna Cappellini – Luca Lanotte

Anna Cappellini Luca Lanotte

Italians Anna Cappellini Luca Lanotte are usually very well dressed. Luca always has simple elegant costumes but really well sewn and fitted to his figure! This time he also look amazing. Anna seems to be a fan of purple and vinous colors (she has many dresses in such color pallet). I like the color a lot, it suits her a lot. I also like the bodice section of her dress, lovely combination of drapery and laces. But I would have gladly removed the boa and made a skirt shorter.

№3 Madison Hubbell – Zachary Donohue

hubbell donohueSimple, laconic costumes was the best decision for this dance. It’s not a classical waltz so no need to wear a ballroom dress. You also don’t want to be distracted from their dance so this costumes is a great match for this short dance. I like the color, it suits them and looks good on the ice. Madison’s dress reminds me a ballet leotard with a skirt. Zachary looks gorgeous. It’s a great example of beautiful simple costumes for the modern ice dance.

№2 Madison Chock – Evan Bates

Madison Chock Evan Bates

I really like Madison’s dress! It’s a classical ballroom dress adapted for the figure skating. I like how the skirt moves and shows the underlayer. I like the drapery on the bodice and it’s a moderate amount of large and bright Swarovski crystals. Yes, it’s an old dress but I don’t see any reason why not to wear it one more time. This dress totally deserves another chance to shine. I also like that Madison doesn’t afraid of bright colors. She looks fabulous! Evan look elegant and chic but I think his costume is too dark…..he’s elegant like a vampire)

№1 Kaitlyn Weaver – Andrew Poje

weaver and poje

This costumes I have already discussed here. Glorious costumes! They look like a queen and king opening the ball with their dance. Great choice of color for Kaitlyn’s dress. Lots of decoration with pearls and sparkling crystals on the bodice but they match the shade of the dress and on a distance looks marvelous. Andrew seems to be born to wear such luxury suits and tailcoats. They have a royal look! In in such subjective discipline like ice dance the appearance and costumes are very important too, because you never know what can cost you gold.


You can see the other fashion reviews from Grand-prix Final:

And some fashion results for juniors: junior ladies (short and free program) and junior ice dance (short and free dance)



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