The Most Fashionable Women in Sports
Posted On Apr 13, 2016
Last week, Sports Illustrated announced a new ranking of athletes – one that we’re proud to witness, the world’s most fashionable athletes. Today, SI unveiled its full list, along with the top 10 finalists.
Despite the eye-candy supplied in the lineup, we’d love to see more than 12 women on the list next year, just saying!
While the roster of 50 is filled with male athletes, 12 lovely ladies proudly represent all of the stylish women trading in their jerseys for sleek silhouettes. Victor Cruz of the New York Giants took the top spot, and out of the 12 women to make the list, three of them are in the top ten.
WTA tennis player, Serena Williams holds the fourth spot on the Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 List. The 21-time grand slam champion sports a powerful wardrobe from the black two-length, mesh gown she wore to accept the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award to the sleek romper she wore at the Serena Williams Signature Statement fashion show during Spring 2016 Fashion Week. Her sporty, yet sophisticated, clothing line by HSN allows fans to connect with her off the court.
American Ballet Theatre dancer, Misty Copeland stands at 5’2” in the ninth overall spot. She describes her overall style as “casual elegance.” Misty says she has loved fashion since she was seven-years-old, but after moving to New York for ballet, she was introduced to a whole new world of fashion.
“I like to describe my style as tomboy chic,” WNBA star, Skylar Diggins told Sports Illustrated. The Dallas Wings basketball player dresses for comfort, but also makes sure she expresses her creativity with different textures, shapes, fits, and colors. In the 10th spot on SI’s list, Skylar shows us the ultimate tomboy chic look as she rocked a flowy, red gown with bedazzled flats on the runway at The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women event.
Former boxing pro, Laila Ali is not only a four-time undefeated world champion – she has also served as a model on the NYFW runway, tapped as a guest host for E! Fashion Police, and created her own line of hair care products and styling equipment. She typically goes for a naturally beautiful look with a side of edge and sophistication.
Professional snowboarder, Torah Bright took her passion for snowboarding and long-time partnership with Roxy and made a fashionable collection of outdoor gear using trendy colors and sleek designs. Though she typically dresses casually chic, we’ve seen her spice it up on red carpets and at other occasions including the “Dancing with the Stars” dance floor.
Swin Cash, WNBA star, made the list and is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50. “Because I am 6-feet tall, I’ve always had to be creative and versatile with my clothes,” she told the magazine. Cash also walked in NYFW at just 14 as a young model, before going off to play college basketball. Her style in extremely versatile; one day she’s tomboy chic and the next day she’s in an elegant dress.
Alex Morgan, Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion with the U.S. women’s national soccer team, is also a Nike endorsed athlete so for her, comfort is key. Morgan is often elegant in figure-flattering dresses, but she is also not afraid to try pieces inspired by menswear.
Successful NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick, is known for swapping her racing attire for a midi dresses statement making jewelry. Though a tough one, as America’s most successful female race car driver, she has a feminine sense of style.
Anna Rawson, former LPGA Golfer, has combined fashion and sports for a long time. From her fashionable attire on the golf course to her modeling career.
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.
Another athlete with a versatile style; Lindsey Vonn can be seen rocking fabulous gowns, as she wore at the 2013 Met Gala, or sporting menswear inspired suits.
WTA tennis player, Venus Williams makes the most fashionable list behind her sister Serena. Venus has a fashion degree from The Art Institute and is the creator of her own athletic apparel line, EleVen. She brings her personality into whatever she decides to wear, typically modeling bright colors, prints, and patterns.