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Click through to see all the women's figure skating costumes from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi—and to read our rankings of each one!
Adelina Sotnikova
Let's kick things off with the girl who took home last night's gold, shall we? The winner's web-embellished dusty grey dress is giving us a subtle Game of Thrones vibe, and we like it. Props for the matching bracelet, too. Way to take what was yours with fire and blood (er, ice and sweat), Adelina!
Adelina Sotnikova
For her short program the previous day, the skating champ chose this LRD with a sexy (but still family-friendly!) burnout effect along one side. Sadly, all that sultriness is instantly negated by what's happening at Adelina's feet. Flesh-toned tights pulled over ice skates: let's not and say we did, am I right?
Yuna Kim
If Proenza Schouler made figure skating costumes, they might look something like this. With its incredibly on-trend slit skirt, savvy color-blocking and tasteful tone-on-tone embellishment, "Queen Yuna" had my personal favorite look of the night (I'll even forgive the tights-over-skates craziness happening down below). She may have wound up with the silver medal—but style-wise, girlfriend took home the gold.
Yuna Kim
Off the top of my head, I can only recall three instances where ladies looked good in chartreuse: at Olivier Theyskens' Fall 2007 collection for Nina Ricci, Nicole Kidman at the 1997 Oscars…and Yuna Kim during her short program at the 2014 Olympics. Boom.
Carolina Kostner
If Audrey Hepburn had spent her early years as a figure skater instead of a ballerina, I think this is exactly what she would've worn in competition. Classic and classy in every way. And love the red lip!
Carolina Kostner
I guess it's only appropriate that for her short program, Carolina chose to dress as Elsa from Frozen.
Gracie Gold
Gracie Gold, giving us Grace Kelly. Gorgeous. It's almost enough to distract me from those terrifying flesh-colored gloves.
Gracie Gold
A rose by any other name…probably wouldn't skate this well. Ha! Extra points for matching her manicure to her dress (and going gloves-free, of course).
Yulia Lipnitskaya
Without delving too far into the controversy that surrounded the 15-year-old phenom's choice of the theme from Schindler's List as her skating soundtrack—a bit unsettling, to say the least—I will say that her interpretation of the film's "girl in the red coat" was pretty spot-on. Also, it's hard to subtract points from someone this crazy-flexible. Just wait until the world discovers that Yulia's spine is actually a Slinky...
Yulia Lipnitskaya
Far less controversial was the athlete's outfit choice for her short program. I'm loving the ladder-style back—and those double French braids, of course.
Mao Asada
First of all, was I the only one who teared up when Mao totally nailed her long program? It didn't hurt that she did so while dressed as what can only be described as the sartorial interpretation of Katy Perry's power anthem "Firework." Ignite the night and let it shine, indeed.
Mao Asada
The skater's short program look, by comparison, read as a bit too prommy for my taste (in the grand tradition of most figure skating costumes). I half-expected her to turn up in dyed-to-match skates.
Mao Asada
But wait—here's a bonus look from Mao! With its pretty ombré effect and intricate ruffles, the look from her earlier team skate was essentially a wearable flower…and I mean that as a compliment of the highest sort.
Ashley Wagner
Let's just say that if Olympic medals were awarded according to a skater's use of sparkle, Ashley would've taken home the gold in two seconds flat. I mean, this dress offers a built-in necklace and belly chain.
Ashley Wagner
Eh, pretty much your basic black, heavily bedazzled figure skating frock. However, it's nice to see a skater choose a sassy high ponytail over a traditional slicked-back bun for a change.
Akiko Suzuki
OK, so this girl gets automatic points for choosing music from The Phantom of the Opera for her long program. Phantom is the best. Aside from that, the bodice on this dress is just spectacular, with its dozens of delicate pastel flowers. "Erdem on Ice," anyone?
Akiko Suzuki
They say that each individual snowflake is completely unique in its structure and shape—but unfortunately, the same can't be said of the snowflake-embellished red mini Akiko wore for her short program. Pretty, but nothing super-memorable.
Polina Edmunds
Powder blue is totally Polina's color, and that sparkling crisscrossed waistline is a little bit Renaissance Faire and a lot stunning. Meanwhile, her halo of pearl pins totally speaks to my inner butterfly-clip-wearing 12-year-old. Highest marks.
Polina Edmunds
Snaps for selecting a daring color—neon's rarely spotted in the Olympic rinks—even if said color isn't exactly the most flattering on Polina's particular skin tone. But is that bedazzled bun blossom really necessary?