Get the latest from TODAY

You have signed up for our newsletter

You’ll get the best of TODAY delivered to your inbox.

Sign up for our newsletter.

Style

See how Olympic figure skating costumes have changed through the years

From Dorothy Hamill's glitzy outfits in the '80s to Mirai Nagasu's striking red dress in Pyeongchang, these are the most notable looks.

38 PHOTOS

These figure skaters competed in the inaugural 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. Herma Planck-Szabo of Hungary (left), Ethel Muckelt of Britain (middle) and Beatrix Loughran of the USA (right) posed for the camera. Planck-Szabo won gold, and Loughran and Muckelt took silver and bronze, respectively.

Getty Images
  • Share

Norwegian figure skater and three-time Olympic champion Sonja Henie showed off her skills during the Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, in 1924. 

Getty Images
  • Share

Maxi Herber and Ernst Baier from Germany took home the gold in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Getty Images
  • Share

British figure skater Jack Dunn at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, looked very dapper in his suit.

Getty Images
  • Share

Czech figure skater Vera Hruba skated at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 

Getty Images
  • Share

American figure skater Gretchen Merrill showed off this gorgeous flared skirt in St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the 1948 Winter Olympics. 

Getty Images
  • Share

Gary Visconti of the USA competed in men's figure skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. At this time, it was still fashionable for men to perform in suits and ties.

Getty Images
  • Share

At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, U.S. gold medalist Peggy Fleming (center), Gabriele Seyfert of Germany and Hana Maskova of Czechoslovakia posed for a photo after the medal ceremony for ladies’ figure skating.

Bettmann Archive via Getty Images
  • Share

Doug Berndt and Barbara Brown from Colorado wore matching paisley outfits while competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team in the 1970s. 

Denver Post via Getty Images
  • Share

United States figure skater Dorothy Hamill took the ice in a gorgeous hot pink dress in the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. 

AP
  • Share

Ice skaters Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia posed for a portrait in 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

Getty Images
  • Share

Dorothy Hamill embodied the glitzy fashion of 1980 in this gorgeous black and gold tinsel outfit. 

Corbis via Getty Images
  • Share

Rosalynn Sumners of the U.S. skated in the figure skating exhibition of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. She donned a pastel argyle cardigan.

Getty Images
  • Share

Scott Hamilton of the U.S. competed in the figure skating competition in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, wearing a patriotic spandex outfit.

Getty Images
  • Share

Here, Brian Boitano of the U.S. is shown in two great outfits, both of which he wore at the 1988 games in Calgary, Alberta, where he won gold. 

Getty Images
  • Share

Debi Thomas of the U.S. took home the bronze medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, where she rocked this gold and black pantsuit.

Getty Images
  • Share

Jill Trenary of the U.S. showed off this gold-and-red fringe outfit at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

Getty Images
  • Share

Kristi Yamaguchi of the U.S. showed off this patriotic outfit at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Getty Images
  • Share

Japan's Midori Ito wore this outfit during the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, in 1992. Ito won the silver medal for women's figure skating.

Lionel Cironneau / AP
  • Share

Surya Bonaly of France performed during the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Bonaly finished in fifth place.

AFP-Getty Images
  • Share

Tonya Harding wore this gold-and-white outfit at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

David Madison / Getty Images
  • Share

Nancy Kerrigan wore these striking outfits at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. During these games, she took home the silver medal.

Getty Images
  • Share

Tonya Harding wore this bold, glittery outfit at the 1994 Winter Olympics at the Hamar Olympic Hall in Lillehammer, Norway.

David Madison / Getty Images
  • Share

Philippe Candeloro of France wore this dramatic ensemble during the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Jean-Yves Ruszniewski / Corbis/VCG via Getty Images
  • Share

Michelle Kwan of the U.S. wore this svelte blue dress by Vera Wang at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

David Madison / Getty Images
  • Share

Tara Lipinski of the U.S. wore these elegant outfits at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where she won gold.

Getty Images
  • Share

Sarah Hughes of the U.S. wore this black pantsuit and matching gloves at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

AFP-Getty Images
  • Share

Sasha Cohen of the U.S. showcased these outfits, which evoked fire and ice, at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

AFP-Getty Images
  • Share

Carolina Kostner of Italy wore this intricate black-and-gray ombre outfit in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

AFP-Getty Images
  • Share

Elena Sokolova of Russia wore this dramatic black pantsuit with matching gloves at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Robert Laberge / Getty Images
  • Share

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto of the U.S. performed during the free dance program of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Vladimir Rys / Getty Images
  • Share

Johnny Weir of the U.S. wore this memorable black pantsuit at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

AFP-Getty Images
  • Share

Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. wore these outfits in the 2010 Winter Olympics, where they won silver.

Getty Images
  • Share

Ice dancers Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the U.S. looked like a prince and princess in this performance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

MCT via Getty Images
  • Share

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. raised their arms in celebration of their gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

John Berry / Getty Images
  • Share

Adam Rippon wore this stunning ice blue and gray top during his routine at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

AFP - Getty Images
  • Share

Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. wore this stunning fire red outfit in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

AFP - Getty Images
  • Share

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir wore these coordinated sheer, bold outfits at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. 

Mladen Antonov / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
1/38