Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


Inspired: Figure Skater-Worthy Dresses

Because Olympians Can't Be Having All The (Fashion) Fun!

An Olympic figure skater I am not.

Actually, I’m no kind of figure skater. You can ask pretty well anyone and they will tell you that my days of skating are long behind me. On a recent trip to the Halifax Emera Oval (if you’re ever here during the winter, I’ll take you skating and we can get Beavertails!), I had cause to celebrate over simply *not* falling. My friend fell, and she broke her wrist during that trip, so that kind of sucks…

If you’re reading this, my dear friend, please find solace knowing that you can at least look like an Olympic figure skater. We’ll find a dress to match your pink cast!

But, I digress.

Since I work a lot and have a child who thinks he owns the TV, most of my Olympic following has happened via internet searches and a lot of streaming CBC coverage with colleagues. Next to hockey, my favourite sport to watch is figure skating. The grace, the poise… sigh. Things I don’t have. I actually swoon every time I see the ladies in their skating garb — the dresses are so beautiful. Never mind the fact that these women are amazing athletes, I get totally distracted by all the sparkle and pretty. 

If, like me (and my friend), you are not exactly Olympic-pairs ready but you appreciate a great dress, you’re in luck because I found some skater-inspired dresses that’ll make you want to triple-axle your way over to the checkout! Look for dresses with a fit-and-flare shape and pair 'em with ankle booties and funky jewelry for daytime looks, and dress 'em up at night by slipping into your heels and spinning your hair into an updo. 

1.       Field of Daisies Skater Dress, $13.80, Forever 21 

2.       The Perfect Thatch Dress, $79.99, Mod Cloth 

3.       Effortlessly Chic Skater Dress, $44.24, AE 

Need further fashion inspiration? Consider pulling pieces from years gone by, or check out the big screen between shifts watching the country's best athletes killin' it on the big ice!