There are many misconceptions revolving around athletes. Aside from the dumb jock stereotype, some people automatically think that female athletes are less feminine than your average woman. The images you are about to see will show you just how wrong that mode of thinking is. These red carpet photos of lovely sportswomen will prove that they can be every bit as womanly as everyone else. Take a look at just how beautiful these female athletes are when they get all dressed up for a fancy event. Beauty, brains, and brawn are not mutually exclusive, you know.
It has been quite some time since the ESPY Awards of 2011, but we doubt anyone can forget just how gorgeous tennis icon Maria Sharapova looked during the event. We adore the memorable and avant-garde dress that she wore that night. She donned a casual but sophisticated frilly skirt with gold embellishments that screamed of class but showed off those toned legs at the same time. Aside from making it big in the world of sports, she now runs Sugarpova, her very own candy company.
Jennie Finch is a true-blue California girl, but people noticed her when she made a name for herself as a pitcher for the Arizona Wildcats. She was also on the American national softball team. This pro softballer excelled at the levels she competed in. Aside from that, she is also one of the most gorgeous athletes we have seen in recent memory. This tight blue dress is not something every person in the world can pull off. However, we are sure you will agree with us when we say that she looks amazing in it.
Paige Spiranac attracted a lot of attention for her drop-dead gorgeous looks, although fans are doing her a disservice if they fail to praise just how good she is on the golf course. This female athlete truly knows how to whack a golf ball into the sky! Like the other women on the list, she has gone on to show that women can be great athletes as well. We all know that golf is not the most famous sport out there, although we bet that will no longer be the case if we saw more golfers like her.
Up next, we have yet another tennis superstar. The Danish athlete Caroline Wozniacki is not a stranger to the higher rankings of the women’s world tennis championships. She looks amazing on the red carpet as well! In the photo, she chose a red ensemble with a flattering cut. The front slit and vivid color truly bring out her coloring. At any rate, we will have you know that she looks amazing when she slays on the court as well. We hope to see more of this talented lady in the future.
There are many athletes that you should not trifle with, and we think Anastasia Yankova is on that list. This mixed martial arts fighter is a participant in the Bellator Fighting Championships. She happens to be one of the most talented flyweight fighters the world has ever seen. We adore the black dress she donned for this event because it shows off the toned body that she has trained so hard for over the years. This is definitely not the last time you will see her on the red carpet!
For the Parkers, basketball is basically a family business! Candace Parker is none other than the younger sibling of the former NBA baller Anthony Parker. Mind you, she is a great basketball player as well. You were very wrong if you thought that athletes cannot be this beautiful. She excelled in both the college and professional levels with a number of accolades to her name. In the past, she took home the Gatorade National Girls Basketball award for Player of the Year on two different occasions. The black jumpsuit looks amazing on her, don’t you think?
Nastia Liukin got a lot of attention during the 2008 Summer Olympics. During the games, she won the individual all-around gold medal! Aside from showing off her skills on the mats, she has also stunned people during the times she appeared on the red carpet. The photo below was taken during the 2014 ESPY Awards. She sure looks great in that low-cut white top and leather skirt. This is not a look that most people can pull off, but it looks fantastic on her.
When you think of sports, not many people will immediately think of surfing. However, you might change your mind when you learn just how many beautiful and talented female surfers there are. Anastasia Ashley is one such athlete. She turned a lot of heads during the ESPYs when she wore this bright yellow number. The dress is both flashy and functional, on top of the fact that it looks like it was made for her. We bet you feel motivated to grab a surfboard and hit the waves now.
Although men dominated the WWE, there was never a lack for beautiful women either. Professional wrestling is not technically a sport, but we think that Barbara Blank AKA Kelly Kelly deserves to be on this list as well. We cannot imagine how anyone could form a coherent sentence when standing right in front of someone this beautiful, let alone take part in staged combat with her! Anyway, let us talk some more about this photo. We think that this daring white dress is especially beautiful on her.
Is it just me or are tennis players dominating this list? We bet you are already familiar with the name of this Russian-born sporting icon. Anna Kournikova changed the world of sporting forever when she was still active on the tennis court. She had been a major sports icon during the height of her career, although some claim that this has more to do with her good looks than her athletic prowess. For what it is worth, she is definitely talented on the tennis court as well. She looks great in this simple brown ensemble.
Surprise, surprise. We have one more tennis player here! Urszula Radwanska peaked at the 29th spot in the world rankings, although she has seen a lot of success over the years. She has doubles titles from both the ITF and WTF tours on top of her four singles wins. We adore this lacy number on her because it shows off just how beautiful she is! Most ladies know that it takes guts to wear this color because it is too easy to get it all dirty. When you don white, it is very important to keep an eye on the food you eat.
Miesha Tate is a name you probably remember from the past. The one-time fighter retired from the world of mixed martial arts not that long ago. However, she still looks amazing whenever she goes to any event. We are glad to hear that she seems to be doing well. She is one of those people who has a lot of followers on Instagram. After seeing how great she looked in this coral ensemble, we are not surprised to see why they adore her. Can you believe that she once punched people for a living?
Lolo Jones must be one of the most successful female Olympic athletes in recent history. To make things even better, she has made a name for herself in bobsledding, which is one of the riskiest winter sports. We bet you can tell just how tough she is based on that alone. To succeed in such a sport, it is very important to remain cool at all times. However, she chose to heat things up when she showed up on the red carpet in this steel blue gown that comes with a jaw-dropping side slit. She looked fantastic!
When you are the daughter of Muhammad Ali, people are going to have certain expectations of you. Laila Ali worked hard to live up to them, which must be why she ended up becoming the most successful female boxer in history. She was undefeated by the time she decided to quit. She is still in great shape even though she does not train as often as she once did. She sported this mauve number during the ESPY Awards and showed everyone that she still got it. Let us hope to see more of her soon!
Silje Norendal has established herself in the competitive world of sports in the past few years. This talented snowboarder has competed in both the Winter Olympics and the Winter X Games. Of course, she participated in both competitions to represent Norway. Her icy blue eyes and blonde hair make her the epitome of Norwegian beauty. However, let us talk about the way she looked in this classic white dress now. She sure stood out on the red carpet in her white ensemble. Doesn’t she look like an angel?
We did not think one photo of Anna Kournikova was going to cut it! Besides, we doubt that you guys will complain. This sporting legend definitely deserves another slot in the slideshow. After all, she set the gold standard for gorgeous female athletes. For this event, she decided to wear a blood red minidress that showed off her incredible figure. We also like the way she styled her because it went well with the style of the dress. If anyone could pull off this look, it was going to be her.
Camila Giorgi is an Italian tennis player who looks amazing in this tight lace dress that will truly pique the interest of every single one of us. It did well in showing off her toned figure but looks classy enough to be worn to any event. She enjoyed a great sports career, but we are sure she can always turn to modeling if she wanted a career change. Even though she is not that active in tennis anymore, we are sure that we will see more of her in the future.
In case you were wondering, race car driver Carmen Jorda hails from Spain. Don’t you think she would look at home in front of the camera as well? After seeing this blonde bombshell, many people probably wanted to see her behind the wheel. She looked nothing short of stunning when she decided to wear this beige number with golden embellishments. Even though she is an accomplished sportswoman, many have expressed disappointment in the fact that she puts on her helmet over that gorgeous face. Well, we would prefer for her to be safe instead anyway.
Regardless of what you might have to say about Ronda Rousey, we doubt that you will disagree when we say that she looks great. The former UFC champion and professional wrestling standout is making a killing in the world of sports. This fighter has only gotten bigger and bigger as time passes. She is one fierce competitor who can still turn heads when she dresses up for the red carpet. We like how chic she looked in this classic LBD.
Even though McKayla Maroney is not exactly the most well-established gymnast of this era, she has become a very famous face. As a matter of fact, her smirk and social media account made her very unforgettable to a lot of people. She became a meme when she made a “not impressed” face when she learned that she did not bring home the gold medal during the Olympics. She has since moved on from the sport and now works on making a music career for herself. We hope she sees more success there!
Can you believe that Simone Biles became a very famous star at the tender age of 19? Wow. At that age, she was already living up to the incredible amount of pressure people put on her. Meanwhile, we all got up to irresponsible things and skipped school at that age. At any rate, many were under the impression that she was going to retire. However, it came as a huge relief when we learned that she was planning to make a comeback. We are sure it is hard to let go of something that you grew up with your whole life.
Who would you say was the best female golfer the world has ever seen? We bet you would answer with the name Paula Creamer. She was a sort of pioneer in the golfing world for two reasons: her skills and her looks! As you can see in the photo below, the athlete looks like she was made to be on the red carpet. We love her stunning curves and million-dollar smile. She is yet one more female athlete that no one will ever forget. That little black dress might be simple, but she looked gorgeous in it.
It is true that field hockey is not big in the United States, although we bet more people will try to change if players like Ellen Hoog get more screen time… After all, this lovely woman of Dutch descent has a great personality to go with her lovely looks. She does not need to show skin to impress people. In fact, we think that her patterned floor-length dress only adds to her appeal further! If you ask us, she looks just like a princess in the classy number. She looks so pretty in it!
Gabby Douglas seems to have everything you could possibly want. She is not only athletic and intelligent at the same time, but she also happens to be very beautiful. When she was a member of the United States gymnastics squad, she brought home three gold medals. She has also gone on to work on charity and community causes on top of becoming a reality TV star. We love how iconic she looks in this monochrome crop top and skirt getup. It is a simple look, but it works for her.
Eugenie Bouchard is yet another strong competitor in the world of tennis. On the carpet, however, she looks just as fierce. We like the lacy black minidress she decided to wear to this event. She certainly knows how to pull it off! However, we have to say that her amazing smile makes us love her even more. These days, it seems like a lot of people take themselves way too seriously. It is very refreshing to see someone like her who prefers to keep it real.
Alex Morgan has shown us what soccer can do to you with this photo. She looks so toned and shaped that we cannot help but feel envious! The miniskirt and cutoff top works really well to show off how hard she works on the field. She has trained hard over the years, and it shows. Good on her!
Is it just me or does tennis tend to attract a lot of lovely ladies? Since we are talking about female athletes who look great on the red carpet, it is high time that we talk about the lovely Heather Watson. This athlete flashes that “girl next door” smile of hers at the camera. Consider us captivated! While the green dress is a little too rubbery for most people, it has not diminished the effect of her natural beauty and toned body at all. Those legs look fantastic with the shoes she had been wearing at the time.
When it comes to red carpet beauties, surfing is yet another sport that has multiple entries. It almost feels like you have to be gorgeous if you want to ride the waves! The woman you are looking at is called Sally Fitzgibbons, an Australian-born surfer who has gone on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour in the past. The dress she was wearing in this photo is literally sparkling! Apparently, she likes to make waves on the red carpet when she is not riding them out in the water. That makes sense
Here is another proof that surfing has some of the loveliest female athletes out there. This is none other than Alana Blanchard. It is true that she can take on the biggest waves mother nature has to offer, but she is also talented at stealing hearts with a single look. She is excellent when it is show time, although she has no problems relaxing when she is not on her board. As you can see, she has a rockin’ fashion sense and a penchant for sexy dresses that are functional at the same time. She is smoking hot!
If you have been observant, you might have noticed that there are some great beauties in golf as well. Take Chelsea Pezzola for example. She has been a big name in the world of golf and often attends various events as well. We think that this lacy dress looks mesmerizing on her! She has a fantastic figure, but we think her smile is completely disarming as well. On top of that, the young woman clearly knows how to pick out her outfits. After all, the matching dress and shoes are simply a match made in heaven.
Before there was Ronda Rousey, there was Gina Carano. She used to be the figurehead when it comes to women’s mixed martial arts. She raged a number of memorable wars in the cage. Some of them are still the talk of the town to this day! The current actress and former fighter killed it in this amazing dress. We are glad to hear that she did not suffer any long-term injuries from her days in the cage. Aside from that, she has a lovely smile that will sweep anyone off their feet.
The Bella Twins
The Bella Twins, Brie and Nikki, continue to be huge in the diva’s division of the WWE. They debuted in 2007 and have since been stunning members of the audience. Let us be honest and admit that it is easy to see why this is the case. Did you know that they have a great fashion sense to go with their natural beauty? Their careers have since extended into acting and modeling in the past. Despite this, they remain loyal to WWE and still make frequent appearances in shows. They both look great in very different dresses.
Becca Longo established herself in the sporting world when she became the first woman to receive a football scholarship to an NCAA school. It was very big news that changed the game for the people who came after her. She made a name for herself when she attended Basha High School in the Arizona city of Chandler. While she is not exactly a pro athlete or has been seen on the red carpet, we expect to hear more about her in the future. Who knows, maybe she will go on to become the first female pro football player!
Becky Lynch is yet another WWE star who rocks the ring to this day. We got to know her after she made her debut in 2002. To say the least, she has been on a roll since then. She hailed from Ireland and only joined WWE a couple of years ago. With that said, this diva went on to become a huge hit among her fans in no time at all. We like the elegant yet sexy outfit she decided to wear on the blue carpet! We have no doubt that she will go on to do bigger things in the future.
Unless you are a runner yourself, we doubt that you know any names in track and field. However, Tori Bowie decided to mix things up when she made it big. This young lady has joined and won contests in different parts of the globe. She got her start in Sand Hill, Mississippi. She has come a long way since then and now rocks the red carpets with her incredible fashion sense. We adore this yellow dress on her. She looks amazing in it, full stop.
Here is another woman who is not afraid of breaking barriers. Even those who do not keep up with racing have heard of her name. Dana Patrick made a name for herself as the brunette beauty who broke the gender barrier in NASCAR. Even though some claim she has not won enough times over the years, we daresay that she has become one of the most well-known female athletes thanks to her athletic prowess. Not only is she a great driver, but she is also a stunner!