Many misunderstandings are surrounding the stigma of athletes. Not only is the conception that athletes simply dumb jocks, but female athletes specifically are seen as more masculine compared to other women. These following photos will prove all your misconceptions wrong. These female athletes look amazing on the red carpet and will show you just how beautiful and feminine female athletes can be once they put themselves together for a special occasion. These ladies are a triple threat with their looks, smarts, and talent!
A considerable amount of time has passed since the ESPY Awards in 2011 but it’s impossible to forget how strikingly beautiful tennis phenomenon Maria Sharapova looked. We are completely obsessed with the unique dress she chose for that evening. This simple yet intricate skirt decorated with gold details revealed her toned legs and classy style. She has made a name for herself in the sports world but also is the founder of her own famous candy company, Sugarpova.
The beach boys once said, “I wish they all could be California Girls,” unfortunately this isn’t possible but Jennie Finch definitely fits the criteria! Born and bred in California, Finch hit her big break when she began as a pitcher for the Arizona Wildcats and went on to play for the American national softball team and was an overachiever in all levels. Not only are her skills unbelievable, but she is also incredibly beautiful. Not many people can work a tight blue dress like this one but she surely turned a head or two!
Paige Spiranac has received substantial attention for her unbelievable appearance but let’s not forget her even better-golfing abilities. She is so talented she could probably hit a golf ball to outer space! She, along with the other fantastic ladies on the list have proved how successful women can be as athletes. Golfing isn’t seen as the most exciting sport but if there were more players like her than this would surely not be the case.
The next on our list is another famed tennis player. Caroline Wozniacki is a danish athlete familiar with receiving tennis championships. Not only is she known for this, but just one look at her and you won’t be able to turn your head! This photograph of her shows off the most flattering and stunning red dress she wore on the red carpet. Its such a unique style and cut and truly highlight her beauty. She is definitely a star on and off the court and we look forward to hearing more!
Anastasia Yankova is a player you surely don’t want to mess with. She is a famous mixed martial arts fighter in the Bellator Fighting Championships and is a legendary flyweight fighter. This stylish black mini dress perfectly fits her toned figure that she has earned the right to show off.
Basketball is second nature for the Parker family. With former basketball star Anthony Parker being Candace’s older brother, it goes without saying that this is more or less a family business. She is incredibly talented herself and also so beautiful! She achieved success at all levels, including college and professional and even brought home the Gatorade National Girls Basketball award for Player of the Year on two different occasions. Wow, this black jumpsuit was a steal!
Back in 2008, Nastia Liukin received a lot of attention during the Summer Olympics. She was acclaimed with her achievement, which included winning the all-around gold medal! Not only has she gained attention for this incredible success but she also looks amazing on the red carpet. The following picture was captured at the 2014 ESPY Awards. This look is not only trendy but is also perfect for her!
Surfing is not typically the first sport that comes to mind when we think of athletics, but wait till you see just how stunning female surfers are. Anastasia Ashley fits these criteria, especially in this bright yellow gown. It must have been custom made because its hard to find a dress that is truly made for you like this! Maybe you should get on the surfing trend yourself!
Despite the majority of WWE being male, this does not mean there aren’t a good amount of women excelling in this field. Most would say that professional wrestling is not an actual sport, but that doesn’t mean Barbara Blank AKA Kelly Kelly should be excluded from this list. It is almost impossible to construct a sentence and sound intelligent while facing her because of how breathtaking she is. Just look at this photo of her in this smashing white dress!
Tennis players are definitely not falling short of this list and we have another one to add. The Russian born sporting star transformed the athletic world when she was in her prime on the court. At the high point of her success, she was a true sports icon. Many argue that the attention she received is strictly due to her beauty but here we acknowledge her talented skills on the tennis court too. This fitting brown dress is just WOW!
It comes as no surprise that we have yet another beautiful tennis player to praise. Urszula Radwanska was at her height at the 29th spot in the world rankings, in addition to many other excellent years. She also double titles coming from the ITF and WTF tours, and four individual wins. This lacy accented dress reveals how stunning she really is. Its a bold move wearing white but she wears it proud and looks better than ever!
An old name but a good one. Miesha Tate is a recently retired one-time fighter from the mixed martial arts world, and she really knows how to dress for a fancy event! She has a substantial amount of fans following her and after her seeing her in this incredible coral number, we know why!
One of the most excellent female Olympians to this day is Lolo Jones and she is one tough cookie! Not only this, but she also made a name for herself in the risky winter sport known as bobsledding. Jones is not one to play things safe and definitely caused jaws to drop when she showed up to the red carpet in this side slit, blue gown.
Laila Ali has had big shoes to fill since the day she was born given shes the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Fortunately, she managed to meet these standards and become the most successful female boxer in history. She spent her career being undefeated until she decided it was time to quit. She definitely doesn’t train like she used to but that doesn’t show on her body. This fitted mauve dress looks incredible on her and caused jaws to actually drop at the ESPY Awards!
Silje Norendal has made a name for herself in the world of winter sports. She is an active snowboarder who represented Norway when she competed in the Winter Olympics as well as the Winter X Games. She is a true Norway icon with her striking blue eyes and blonde hair, and look at her in this simple white dress! She really epitomizes Norweigan beauty and she strutted her stuff on the red carpet!
Anna Kournikova deserves more than one photo and we’re not sorry about it. there are so many gorgeous female athletes but Anna is one that’s hard to compete with. Especially after showing up to this event in a bloodshot mini dress that accentuates her shape. From head to toe, she looks great and we commend her for pulling off an outfit like this one.
The Italian tennis player Camila Giorgi chose a lacy dress that will grab the attention of every person who sees a photo of her. Not only does it compliment her figure but it is also extremely classy for any occasion. While she was an excellent athlete, she could also fall back on modeling if she ever wished to.
You are probably used to see Carmen Jorda behind the wheel of a race car, but this stunning blonde made an appearance on the red carpet and audiences want to see more of her! She chose a gorgeous beige dress with gold details that is just amazing. She is recognized for being an incredible athlete, yet many agree with what a shame it is to see a helmet covering her face.
Ronda Rousey has been receiving growing attention in the past several years due to her big break in the professional wrestling world. The former UFC champion turns heads in the wring but also on the red carpet as she surprises fans with her ability to dress up in this little black dress!
The famous sports reporter and ESPN host, Michelle Beadle is definitely not forgotten on this list! She also spent time as the co-host of morning sports show Get Up and is absolutely turning heads on the red carpet today. Wow that light pink, floor-length dress is simply exquisite. We just love how she matched her necklace to the details at the bottom of the dress, this one’s got style!
At the young age of 19, Simon Biles has already accomplished so much! While the rest of us were trying to stay out of trouble and dealing with friend drama and new relationships, this girl was facing immense pressure in the gymnastic world. There was a brief period where it was rumored she was going to retire but then she made a striking comeback. This gold gown is perfect for the golden globe awards and we think she looks fantastic!
Danica Patrick is definitely one of the riskier stars on the list and even NASCAR fans know of her. She is the brunette bold athlete who entered the male racecar world, setting the tone for the following years of gender equality in NASCAR. She is now a legendary female athlete, although some claim she doesn’t have enough wins under her belt. Not only is she talented but she is also gorgeous.
McKayla Maroney is not the most successful gymnast of this period but she has made a name for herself. She is a signature smirk that makes it hard for people to forget her face. There was even a meme made of her after she made the well known “unimpressed face” after she did not win the gold medal during the Olympics. She has given up her career in sports and has been working on her music career ever since.
Paula Creamer is by far the most successful female golfer the world has ever seen. Not only is she the face of the golfing world but she is also known for her amazing looks. Just look at this photo of her on the red carpet, it’s like she was meant to be there her whole life. She has such a shapely figure and striking smile that ensure she will never be forgotten. She chose such a simple dress, yet she looks better than ever!
Field hockey isn’t the most popular sport in the United States but if this would surely change if we saw more players like Ellen Hoog. Not only does she have beauty but also a great personality! She chose such a classy and modest dress to wear to the awards show and it just shows how naturally beautiful she is.
This gymnastic star has the whole package between her skills, brains, and good looks. When she competed with the United States gymnastics squad she took home three gold medals. Since then she has spent a significant amount of time working on charity and community causes and even a reality TV star! Now, let’s take a step back and look at this stylish matching set she is working!
Another tennis player on the list? No surprise there, but you have not seen anything yet till you see the bold competitor Eugenie Bouchard. She looks fierce in this lacy black minidress and her million-dollar smile is what brings the whole look home.
Alex Morgan is the perfect example of how toned soccer can shape your body and we can’t help ourselves but be jealous! She has worked tirelessly over the past years and she deserves to flaunt her stuff in this miniskirt and sleeveless top.
Women love tennis because here we go again with the beautiful Heather Watson. Most people wouldn’t be so bold with this outfit choice, given its rubber. However, Watson wears it confidently and it shows off her genuine beauty and nice figure. I mean those legs? Come on!
Being a surfer basically means you have incredibly good looks or that’s what it seems like! Sally Fitzgibbons is an Australian born surfer who was part of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour. She knows how to ride the waves and how to work this dazzling black dress.
Alana Blanchard is certainly a head-turner, especially in this bold red dress. She is yet another strikingly good-looking pro surfer. She tends to struggle to stay calm off her board, but in the water, she is a master. She also manages to show off her incredible yet practice fashion sense on this red carpet.
While golf isn’t the most interesting sport, there are still certainly several beautiful and successful female golfers. Chelsea Pezzola certainly has made a name for herself and even more she knows how to dress. Firstly take a look at this spectacular dress and how it fits her figure, but even more how she pairs it with her clutch and shoes.
Gina Carano was once known as the figurehead of mixed martial arts and had several significant battles in the wrestling cage. Some so legendary that they are still the topic of conversation today. She has retired from her wrestling career and went on to be an actress. Take a look at her in this bright blue dress and lovely smile to win America’s hearts.
The Bella Twins
The Diva’s division of the WWE features two beautiful twins Brie and Nikki who made their first appearance in 2007 and been part of the audience since. Not only are they naturally so beautiful but they also have great fashion sense, which makes sense why they have gone into careers in both acting and modeling. The twins are still devoted to WWE and guest star on the shows.
Another WWE star known as Becky Lynch is killing it in the ring since her rise to fame in 2002. She came from Ireland and made her debut into the WWE just a few years ago. Soon after fans got a whiff of her and were hooked. With this striking set, we know this is not the last we will see of her!
Most people are not familiar with names in track and field unless they have experienced runners themselves. But, Torie Bowie changed things around when she made the big leagues. She was part of different contests around the world after her start in Sand Hill, Mississippi. Since then she has been working red carpets, especially in this stunning yellow dress!
Serena Williams is the true definition of strong female athletes. She has gone beyond all standards of athletics and has been working the tennis court since she was just 14 years old. She has incredible tennis states with 39 combined Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles and will be forever remembered as the most incredible tennis player all around. She also happens to have impeccable fashion sense, as captured in her pink dress at the 2015 Wimbledon Champions Dinner in London.
Lindsey Vonn is one of the best alpine skiers with endorsements from well-known brands like Oakley and Red Bell. Not only is she a three-time Olympic medalist in downhill and super G-skiing but she also has won four World Cup championships. While her last Olympic appearance was in 2018, she has still been seen in the spotlight since. She also dated Tiger Woods from 2013-2015 and is currently dating NHL player P.K. Subban. Here we can see how stunning she is at the 2018 Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50.
This athlete is the youngest we’ve seen yet. Only 18 years old, yet she has earned the title iconic snowboarder when she won a gold medal for Team USA during the Winter Olympics in 2018. Also, she won four gold medals at the X Games. She is a famous icon and role model to young girls and even has a barbie made after her! Just take a look at her fresh look from Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50!
Before retiring in 2015, Abby Wambach was one of the most legendary American soccer players the world had ever seen. Throughout her career, she managed to win two Olympic gold medals as well as a FIFA Women’s World Cup title and was the first soccer player to ever be named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year. Back in 2015, she was given the honor as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. She wed in 2017 to her wife Glennon Doyle. This picture was taken at ESPN’S 2015 Body at ESPYs event.
Adolescents all around the world look up to the influential athlete Ally Raisman. After winning six Olympic medals, including 3 of which were gold, she is a role model that everyone can look up to. Her rise to fame began during the 2012 London Olympic Games, where she was a Team USA caption and won her gold medal. Again in 2016, she was once a captain in the Rio Games and just look how beautiful she looked at the 2018 ESPY Awards.
This Olympic figure skater became the face of Team USA during the Winter Olympics of 2014. Ashley Wagner made a name for herself that season after taking home a bronze medal with her other team members. In addition to these incredible achievements, she is also a three-time U.S. national figure skating champion. Despite her surprising decision to leave Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics, she continued her skating career. Below you’ll see her in a beautiful sequenced jumpsuit taken at an event for ESPN magazine.
Being the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair has made success in a wrestling career a bit more simple for Charlotte Fair. She has certainly big shoes to fill but has created a name for herself all on her own and broke the ground for women’s wrestling within the WWE. She is one of the most entertaining performers to watch and now we see a different side of this photo taken at WWE’S 2017 Mae Young Classic.
Mirai Nagasu was a long accomplished star before competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in figure skating. These games are what brought her name worldwide and at the Pyeongchang Games, she became the first American female to land a triple axel at the Olympics, and she won a bronze medal with her teammates. Shortly after she was pictured at the 2018 Oscars in this incredible gown. She looks like a real-life doll!
Although she is on the younger side, Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the most accomplished athletes we’ve seen. Back in 2014 during the Sochi Winter Olympics, she became the youngest person to ever win gold in the shalom run, and at age 18! After this, she won both gold and silver medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang games! Since then she has become one of the main faces of skiing globally and this photo is taken of her from the 2018 EPSY Awards in such a hot number.
One of the UFC’S most dominant fighters ever known is Amanda Nunes. Since September 2014, this fierce young lady has not lost one single match, leaving her with a seven-match streak. In 2016 she even dominated Rounds Rousey and was honored by Equality California for helping bring visibility to LGBTQ rights. Two years later she was engaged to other UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff. This picture was captured at the Equality California awards reception.
Everyone knows Skylar Diggins-Smith for being one of the best point guards in NCAA basketball history. She completed her career at Notre Dame back in 203 and was known for being the highest-scoring women’s basketball player to play for the university. After she graduated she drafted to the WNBA and went to be a four-time-All-Star. Not only is she known for a successful basketball career but also modeling, and her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which is where the photo below is from.
Maia Shibutani is an extra special athlete as she competes with her brother in skating. The two have won two bronze models in the 2018 Winter Olympics and have been named the first American siblings to share an ice dancing medal. They have even acclaimed a worldwide nickname, the “Shi Sibs.” Her career does not end there, the 24-year old skater is also a social media influencer and youtube star. Here she was pictured at the premiere of the well-loved Netflix movie “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”. What natural beauty!
If there’s someone to stay away from on this list then it is surely Claressa Shields! This well-known boxing star has been part of the boxing world ever since she was a young teen with gold medals in the women’s middleweight division at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Such achievements led to her success as the first American boxer, male or female, to achieve consecutive golds! Her success began in 2016 and she has been undefeated ever since. She also enjoys doing work for Up2Us Sports, a non-profit that helps train underprivileged kids. Here she was seen at the group’s gala. You can see how much she loves this work through her big smile!
Today’s generations look up to the talented athlete Allyson Felix. She competed with Team USA from 2004-2016 and is the only female athlete ever seen to win six gold medals and three silver medals in Olympic History. Her athletic success may be world known, but that doesn’t mean her personal life is. She is rather private and prefers to give her keep her details disclosed. This is something we can respect, but it doesn’t mean we won’t go on about how great she looks here at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards.