16 Pairs Figure Skating Costumes That Will Inspire You To Coordinate Outfits Better With Your Boyfriend

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

The pairs figure skating event has come and gone, leaving us with a number of awkward photos to cull through (seriously, how do they get into those positions?). The pairs event always has a bit of extra flash when it comes to costumes, and for that very reason it’s my favorite event. Why are we all wasting our time wearing boring, non-matching clothes without embellishments when we could be wearing these things regularly?

Last night gave us a lot to look at, and here’s all the costumes from last night, ranked in order of ugliest to most acceptable. I sure hope some of these trends catch on!

16. Daniel Wende and Maylin Wende, Germany

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

Ah, an ode to the beer gardens of their mother country.

15. Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov, Russia

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

Help me understand that head piece.

14. Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang, China

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

That skirt looks like cabbage.

13. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Russia

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

This is just a lot of yellow.

12. Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, France

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

Look, we all know how I feel about the men with the deep Vs held together by pantyhose.

11. Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers, Canada

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5Why are those outfits not the same shade of red?

10. Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay, United States

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

Ugh, this is both too much and too little. I just want them to commit to an angle.

9. Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski, Israel

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 5

I was on board with this up until the golden ribbons criss crossing their bodies.

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    • APick

      lets remember that their costumes are largely based on the music to which they are skating… the russian couple in yellow danced to Jesus Christ Super Star, therefore, their costumes were trying to be nod to that era, with some embellishment. and the American couple, Simon and Marissa, skated to “Skyfall” from 007 so yes, he was supposed to have gun holsters and look like a “detective”. And the Chinese couple in the red and blue… looked friggin incredible!!! i want to wear that dress all day and all night! lol

    • Andie

      I really think this should have made the list. Meet Pink Panther and Inspector Clouseau.

    • http://carrie-murphy.com/ Carrie Murphy

      ++++ for use of the word insouciant