With a multitude of misconceptions around female athletes and all athletes in general, they simply cannot be true. Alongside the dumb jock ideal, is also the misconception that female athletes are less feminine than your average woman. These photos of female athletes on the red carpet will show you just how womanly they can actually be. These female athletes look stunning as they are dressed to the nines. These women are the definition of a triple threat with their beauty, brains, and talent.
Although the ESPY Awards of 2011 are long gone, no one can forget just how beautiful tennis legend Maria Sharapova looked. She strutted her stuff n an exquisite frilly dress detailed with gold embellishments. Not only did she showcase absolute class but she dressed it up elegantly with her incredible legs as her biggest accessory. Sharapova is not only an icon in the athletic world but she is also the owner of her own candy company, Sugarpova.
Jennie Finch embodies the ideal of a blue California girl, however, she became recognized when she played as a pitcher for the Arizona Wildcats. Finch also played on the national American team. She succeeded on all levels. Jennie is also one of the most magnificent athletes. The bodycon blue dress she is wearing is truly hard to pull off and she does more than justice wearing it. We have no doubt you agree.
Wozniacki is another female tennis player dominating the court. The Danish athlete is no stranger to high rankings in the women’s world tennis championships. Just as good on the court she looks great on the red carpet too. In the photo, she is wearing a conservative simple white figure-hugging dress. She looks just as good when she’s killing it on the court. We are hoping we will see even more of her in the near future.
There are quite a few athletes you shouldn’t mess with, and Anastasia Yankova is certainly one of them. She is a dynamite in the mixed martial arts world and is a competitor in the Bellator Fighting Championships. Yankova is regarded as one of the best flyweight fighters on the globe. This black mini dress is gorgeous and accentuates her toned body, all the training and work over the years is clearly seen.
In the Parker family basketball is their family business. Candace Parker is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker. She is just as great a player. Whoever said athletes aren’t this beautiful was extremely wrong. Parker excelled in both college and on a professional level accumulating a number of accolades along the way. In the past, she won the Gatorade National Girls Basketball award for Player of the Year- not once but twice. She looks fabulous in this black jumpsuit with matching lace detail.
The 2008 Olympics brought a lot of attention for Liukin. Liukin won the individual all-around gold medal in those games. besides from displaying her mat skills, she shocked people when she appeared on the red carpet just as much. Below is Liukin at the 2014 ESPY Awards where she is flaunting white crop top and leather skirt. The look is not only trendy but age fitting and she pulls it off perfectly.
When we think sports, surfing does not necessarily come to mind immediately. However, when you realize just how magnificent female surfers are and how many there are of them this might change. Ashley was head-turner during the ESPYs in this neon yellow fitted dress. The dress is eye-catching as well as functional, and she definitely has the body to do it justice. No doubt we are all feeling motivated to take up surfing now.
The WWE was dominated by men but they have certainly never fallen short of beautiful women. Some say professional wrestling is not a sport, but we think Barbie Blank AKA Kelly Kelly is definitely deserving of a spot on the list. It baffles us how people manage to get their words out in front of her let alone compete against someone so stunning, especially in staged combat. With regards to the photo, the white mini long-sleeved dress looks great on her and the nude shoe matches perfectly.
Yes, tennis players are taking over. Undoubtedly, you know this Russian-born legend. Anna Kournikova dominated and altered the sporting world when she was conquering the court. Some claim that her good looks are the reason she has so much fame but her athletic ability spoke for itself especially at the peak of her career. This simple cupped brown number is elegant and chic and she looks beautiful.
Well what a surprise, another tennis player has cracked the list. With her most acclaimed moment as the 29th ranking in the world, Urszula Radwanska has witnessed a ton of success in her career. She has doubles titles from the ITF and WTF tours under her belt with an additional four singles wins. This lacy number looks gorgeous on her as it displays her fabulous legs. It takes courage to wear white, but we are sure she is super cautious of keeping it clean.
Miesha Tate is a name you should certainly be familiar with. She is now a retired one-time fighter from the mixed martial arts world. She still looks unbelievable at any event she attends. We can say that she is still doing well. Luckily, she has a large Instagram following which provides opportunity. We can see why they adore her after how she looks in this coral piece. hard to believe she once fought for a living.
Lolo Jones is one of the most recognized female Olympians in recent times. To top it off, she has made a reputation in the sport bobsledding, which is known as one of the most dangerous winter sports. She manages to keep her calm which is important in such a sport. Jones really heated things up when she took to the red carpet in this breathtaking blue gown.
As the daughter of Muhammad Ali, the pressure was on Laila Ali. However, she worked extremely hard to fulfill them- this must be the reason she is the most successful female boxer. Laila was undefeated by the time of her retirement. She may not be training as much as she did, but she still is in great shape. During the ESPY Awards she really showed the world how she still got it in this mauve piece.
The past few years has been a crucial time for Silje Norendal in the sporting world. She is a talented snowboarder that showcased her talent in the Winter Olympics and the Winter X Games. She represented Norway in both competitions. Norendal is the ideal of a Norweigian beauty with her clear blue eyes and blonde locks. Let’s just talk about how amazing she looks in the white dress below, she stole the show. Angelic, isn’t she?
Just one photo was not enough of Anna Kournikova. She is killing it in this red number. She is well-deserving of an additional spot in the slideshow. After all, she sets the bar for stunning athletes. This blood-red figure-hugging mini is quite the piece. Quite daring pairing it with printed stilettos but she rocks it.
Italian tennis player Camilla Giorgi looks beautiful in this lace LBD. It certainly caught ours and everyone at the events interest. The dress accentuates her figure and is, in fact, classy with the lace rather than tacky. She has had a great run with many accolades under her belt, well hey, if she needs a new career we are sure modeling is an option. She is not active in the tennis world any longer but we hope to see more of her in the near future.
Racecar driver Carmen Jorda is Spanish native but she would definitely look good as a model just as well. The blonde bombshell kills it behind the wheel it’s just a pity her head is covered with a helmet. She looked exquisite on the red carpet in this beige number which is dazzled up with gold embellishments. We know many are disappointed by the helmet factor, but safety comes first!
Danica Patrick is another sports star who is not afraid of challenging the norm. She is known amongst those who do not even keep up with racing. Patrick is known as the brunette beauty who changed the gender barrier in NASCAR. Some claim that she does not have enough wins under her belt but she has definitely made a name for herself as one of the most well-knownn female athletes due to her athletic success.
Paige Spiranac drew a ton of attention for her killer looks, however, her fans tend to forget just how good she is as a golfer- she deserves more praise for that. This female athlete is a professional when it comes to the green. Just like the other women on the list, she is a model example of how female athletes can be feminine. Golf may not be the most famous sport but we bet that can change if there were more golfers like Spiranac.
Alex Morgan is displaying exactly what soccer can do for a person. Her body is flawless, toned and simply making us a little jealous. The pairing of the miniskirt and tucked in blouse does justice in flaunting her figure and displaying just how hard she works.
Despite multiple opinions of Ronda Rousey, we have no doubt you can agree she looks fantastic in this little black dress. As a former UFC champion and professional wrestling sellout, Rousey is making it big in the world of sports. As time passes she is only growing and strengthening her reputation. She manages to turn heads on and off the red carpet.
Michelle Beadle is one of the best female sports reporters and hosts on ESPN. Beadle used to be on the morning sports show Get Up as co-host and she is really smashing the red carpet. She looks unbelievable in that dress and so graceful.Simone Biles[/caption]
McKayla Maroney is not the most well-established gymnast of this generation but she is particularly famous. Her smile and social media account have made her rather unforgettable. Maroney became a meme after the “not impressed” face she pulled when she found out she did not win a gold medal during the Olympics. Since then she has taken up a different route, becoming a musician. We wish her success.
We have no doubt that you will agree that Paula Creamer is the best female golfer the world has ever seen. She has become such a well-known figure sue to her skill and her looks. Just as you can see in the picture she looks as if she was born to be on the red carpet. Her curves and bright smile are head turners. The black dress is simple yet elegant and she accessorized it very well.
Field hockey may not be big in the United States, however, we have no doubt more people will be changing their ideal if players like Ellen Hoog are given more time on screen. This Dutch player is also blessed with a bubbly personality to accompany her looks. No need for her to be provocative or show skin to display her good looks. This floor-length dress only adds top her taste and look, we think she looks like a princess and stunning all round.
Gabby Douglas seems to be the ultimate package. Gabby is athletic, smart, and beautiful all at the same time. As a previous member of the United States gymnastic squad she managed to an not one but three gold medals. Gabby has gone on to giving back by volunteering with charities and community causes, she also is now a reality TV star. She looks stunning and extremely trendy in this co-ord sequined outfit.
What a surprise, another stunning tennis player. Eugenie Bouchard looks just as fierce on the court as she does the red carpet. She wore this lacy black mini dress which is classic and eyecatching. She has a great smile to accessorize anything she wears and pulls the look off overall. Eugenie is competitive but is also able to relax and not take herself too seriously just as much. She is a breath of fresh air.
Surfing is dominating with the red carpet beauties, ell following tennis that is. It seems as though you have to be good looking to qualify as a surfer. Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons has previously gone on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour and has many additional accolades under her name. Sally clearly likes to make waves out of the water too as we can see in this sparkling black dress.
Another surfing bombshell on the list is Alana Blanchard. She is extremely talented in the water as she conquers some of the biggest waves the earth has on offer but she is certainly also capable of stealing hearts in a single glimpse. When not surfing she vacations and relaxes just as easily. She is breathtaking and definitely turning heads in this bright red minidress.
One of the most beautiful golfers on the list, Chelsea Pezzola. She has made a great reputation for herself in the world of golf and is known for her attendance at events too. She looks flawless in this beige lacy number. With her wonderful smile and fabulous figure, she has a great style to accompany it all. The matching shoes and dress are a great fit for this blonde stunner.
As the predecessor of Ronda Rousey, Gina Carano used to be the role model and ideal icon in the mixed martial arts world. She is known for various wars she had in the cage. Some of those are still making headlines and being spoken of today. Carano is now an actress, no wonder she knows how to strut the red carpet. She looks amazing in this blue floor-length, mermaid tail piece.
The Bella Twins
Brie and Nikkie are the Bella twins, they are major in the diva’s division of the WWE. They first hit the WWE world in 2007 and have been blowing up ever since. Well, we have a small idea of why. They both have great fashion sense and one is married to John Cena. The pair now have their own reality TV show and still make regular appearances in the WWE world.
Becky Lynch is killing the WWE ring to this very day. She debuted in 2002 and has been raking titles up since then. She is originally from Ireland and since joining WWE has managed to become extremely popular and create a large fan following. She is pictured below on the blue carpet. We truly think we will be hearing a lot about her in the future.
If you are not an avid runner it is rather unlikely you know of names in the track and field categories. This legend Tori Bowie changed the game when she made it big. She participated and won contests in various regions of the world. Starting off in Sand Hill, Missippi she has truly evolved. Bowie is seen looking unbelievable in that gorgeous yellow number on the red carpet. What a statement!
Serena Williams is the epitome of a fierce female professional athlete. She changed the game and has set the bar extremely high having been involved at a professional level since the young age of 14. Serena is most probably going to be ranked as the best player in tennis history regardless of gender- she has won: 39 combined Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. She has a great sense of style and looks stunning at any event she attends. Below she is seen at the 2015 Wimbledon Champions Dinner in London.
Lindsay Vonn is one of the most high-profile alpine skiers, she is endorsed by some of the most well-known brands such as Red Bull, Oakley and more. Vonn is a three-time Olympic medalist in both downhill and super-G skiing. She has also won four World Cup championships. although her last Olympics was in 2018 she has not given up the sport entirely. Vonn is also known for her love life having dated Tiger Woods from 2013 until 2015, she is currently affiliated with NHL player P.K. Subban. SH looks just as fashionable at the 2018 Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 below.
Chloe Kim has managed to do more in her 18 years on this planet than most people deem possible. She made it big as a snowboarder during the 2018 Winter Olympics, she brought home a gold medal for the United States team in the halfpipe. Additionally, Kim has raked in four gold medals at the X Games. She was lucky enough to have a Barbie made after her, and has gone on to attend Princeton University. She looks to die for in this strapless baby blue jumpsuit at the Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50.
Abby Wambach is one of the most decorated American soccer players, she retired in 2015. During her great career, she received many accolades including two Olympic gold medals, a FIFA Women’s World Cup title and she was also the first female player to be titled the Associated Press Athlete of the Year. The Times 100 list honored her in 2015 as one of the most influential individuals across the globe. She married her wife, Glennon Doyle, in 2017. Below she is seen at ESPN’s 2015 Body at ESPYs event.
As one of the most influential athletes of today, all Raismanis a role model to tons of children and teenagers around the world. Raisman won six Olympic medals, including three golds in her astounding career. Her claim to fame was as Team USA’s captain in the 2011 London Olympics, she won one of her golds here for her floor routine. Raisman was captain again in 2016 during the Rio games.
Ashley Wagner is an Olympic figure skater who became known as one of the faces of the US team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The team managed to win a bronze medal. Wagner has also won the U.S. national figure skating championships three times. Although she retired from the roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics, she is still an avid skater. Below she is seen at an ESPN The Magazine event.
Charlotte Flair was born to succeed in her career wrestling, she was set up to do so as the daughter of wrestling pro Ric Flair. Not only did she fill his shoes but she made a legacy of her own in a multitude of ways. She changed the way for women in the WWE. She is one of the best in-ring performers that the world knows, she is known for her terrifying moves and crazy holds. She looks gorgeous at the WWE’s 2017 Mae Young Classic.
Mirai Nagasu had a reputation before she even competed as a figure skater in 2018. The Winter Olympic games is what made her a legend and icon to the world. Nagasu was the first American female skater to land a triple axel at the Pyeongchang Games. She and her teammates won a bronze medal. Below Negasu is seen at the Oscars in 2018- soon after her return from the games.
Well, it has been a minute since the last tennis star we came across. Heather Watson has a wonderful and bright smile from what we know previously. She manages to captivate us with or without it. This green dress may be a tad rubbery for some but she has really pulled it off and we truly admire her trendy smile. Her hair and accessories are the perfect addition.
Mikaela Shiffrin is an astounding athlete and is only 23-years-old. Shiffrin is known as the youngest person to win a gold in the slalom run at the the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, she was only 18. Shiffrin followed up by winning both a gold and a silver at the 2018 Pyeongchang games! She is a skiing icon and is now a face for the sport worldwide- this is a well-deserved accomplishment. Below she is seen at the 2018 ESPY awards.
As one of the UFC’s most dominant fighters, Amada Nunes is undefeated since September 2014. She has a seven-match streak which includes her well-known domination of Rousey in 2016. She was honored by Equality California in 2016 as she shone light on LGBTQ rights. Nunes announced her engagement to UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff in 2018. Below she is seen at the Equality California awards reception.
Skylar Diggins-Smith is regarded as one of the best point guards in NCAA basketball history. She completed her career in 2013 at Notre Dame where she became the highest-scoring women’s basketball player to ever play at the university. After her college accolades, she was drafted to the WNBA where she went on to be four-time All-Star. She is clearly stunning and has even modeled for Sports Illustrated.
Maia Shibutani has a special dynamic with her skating partner as he is her older brother. The pair won bronze medals in 2018 at the Winter Olympics. This made them the first American siblings to share an ice dancing medal. The siblings have been deemed the “Shib Sibs” across the globe. The 24-year-old skater is also big on social media with over 375,000 followers on Instagram and 160,000 Youtube subscribers. Below the beauty is seen at the premiere of the Netflix original movie “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”.
You do not want to mess with Claressa Shields. She made her big break as a teenager in the women’s middleweight division at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics where she won gold. She was the first American boxer to win consecutive golds irrespective of gender. She has been undefeated since 2016 when she went professional and won multiple world titles in multiple weights. Shields also volunteers for Up2Us Sports, a non-profit that helps train underprivileged kids. Below she is seen flaunting her natural beauty at one of the groups galas.
Allyson Felix is undoubtedly one of the iconic athletes of today’s generation. She competed for Team USA twice and was the only female track athlete to win six gold medals as well as three silver medals at the Olympics. Felix is renowned for her athletic skills and aims at keeping her personal life as secret as possible. The picture below is of her at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards. She looks dashing in the elegant black gown.