Top 10 Fashion Looks of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
A common trend when describing the athletes of The United States Women’s National Soccer Team is struggling to find the right words that give justice to their massive impact, empowerment, and influence on the way that femininity is perceived. Gaining recognition as one of the best teams across all sports, they have been at the forefront of recreating how women pro-athletes are treated and recognized. With each member standing together on relevant issues that are meaningful to them as a team, they regularly make statements through dress that challenge traditional views of femininity and athleticism. Consistently taking risks and experimenting with untraditional silhouettes and bold color palettes, the women are fearless with their fashion. Altering expectations of women in their roles, the members of the USWNT are irrefutably courageous and powerful.
- Christen Press and Tobin Heath
At the ESPYS, the USWNT coordinated low-cut, contemporary suiting. Often matching at events as a team, many women further coordinated their colors and styles individually on the carpet. Receiving the award for Best Team at this ceremony, the women proved it with their fashion and soccer synchronization. Christen Press and Tobin Heath were among the best couple looks of the night, choosing a vibrant color palette and stunning, deep cut suits. Challenging conventional suiting, the women experimented with silhouettes and styling of their carpet looks.
Further solidifying their ability to work successfully as a team, Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Meghan Klingenberg have created Re Inc, a lifestyle and apparel brand focused on gender-neutral styles and fits. The team members and business partners aimed to design a brand that encourages self-expression and challenges societal norms through clothing. While maintaining non-binary designs and styles, their collections are gender neutral while also communicating identity. Learn more and Go Behind the Seams with the team at re-inc from our exclusive interview with the brand here: https://protrending.com/behind-the-seams-with-r%c9%98-inc/
3. Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger
Also at the 2019 ESPYs, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger stunned in daring, creatively cut looks. Ashlyn, a notorious fan of Thom Browne, sported a sheer, organza tuxedo and breasecase style bag. As consistently as she wears this designer on the carpets, she also challenges traditional gender and formality roles in ways that are empowering. Wearing a traditionally masculine garment with feminine flare, this look is the definition of a power suit. In the perfect shade of red, Ali Krieger chose a sequined Akris gown with asymmetrical slits. The couple has often coordinated their red carpet looks, even claiming the two make the best team, in an innovative, stylish way.
4. Megan Rapinoe
With the same theme at the 2019 ESPYs, Megan Rapinoe followed suit, stunning in a blazer adorn with gold jewelry. In this fresh, but timeless look by Coach, Megan styled the jacket with leather bermuda style shorts and her unmistakable, purple hair. Claiming that her wardrobe is her primary form of self-expression, Megan Rapinoe’s style on and off the carpet is inspiring and iconic, one power suit and graphic t-shirt at a time.
5. USWNT Accepting Keys to New York City
Matching as a team, as they regularly do on the field, the entire USWNT wore the same t-shirt to accept the keys to New York City in 2019, but all styled it differently. Also choosing as a team to wear sunglasses for the entire duration of the ceremony, playing into their mischievous reputation, each athlete presented their personalities through accessories and sneakers. In this year, after winning the World Cup and gaining recognition, the entire team was on top of their career, and style game. With their new found fame, the team has been committed to making influential, relevant statements through clothing.
6. Alex Morgan
Upon accepting the award for Best Female Athlete at the 2019 ESPYs, Alex Morgan was also recognized as one of the best dressed of the night. In a Thai Nguyen sequin minidress with a show stopping, unexpected train, the look embodied the courageousness, yet effortlessness that is authentic to Alex’s style and career. True also to her career, Alex Morgan has taken high style risks and has been met with high rewards as she gains attention for her wardrobe on and off the carpet.
7. Tobin Heath, Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe, Ali Krieger, and Ashlyn Harris
Attending the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, the USWNT stood out in luxurious formal wear. Experimenting with different textures and shapes in their looks, all had a regal, yet modern flare. Tobin Heath and Christen Press, styled by Sammy J Watts, as well as Ashlyn Harris wore structured, innovative suits in black and white, while Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger chose pigmented, extravagant gowns. The team is known for creating red carpet themes, as well as experimenting with formality and femininity, and consistently stand out on every carpet they attend.
8. Tobin Heath
Tobin Heath has become known for her effortless, undeniably cool style. Often choosing relaxed, loose fitting clothing in neutral tones, Tobin has been gaining exposure, not only for her career, but for her wardrobe as well. Simply styling her looks, she regularly chooses sneakers, using them to provide a pop of color. Tobin has also spoken highly of Micheal Jordan for his career and brand, saying, “His attitude is just out of this world. I love how an individual can just take over the game like he did”. Using Jordan as an inspiration in her own soccer career and clothing brand, Tobin emulates the same iconic, yet casual style.
9. Christen Press x Nike
Described by stylist Sara Borgese, who has worked with her extensively on editorial shoots and red carpets, Christen Press’s style is bold and unconventional, yet timeless. Channeling strong femininity within traditionally masuline pieces, Christen has had a major impact on creating fluidity in sports and fashion. In daring colors and fresh silhouettes, her presence is powerful in anything she wears. Inspired by bright tones and inventive layering, Sara Borgese styled this full Nike look in a way that is unique, yet cohesive with Christens personal style. Sara further praised the USWNT, endearingly saying, “To be able to work with them was inspiring to me, knowing that they are touching the lives of so many women and that I was a part of that.” Through fashion and their careers, the women of the USWNT continue to influence and uplift the world by being uniquely themselves.
10. Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger
At the 2019 MTV Music Awards, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger stunned in matching ensembles. Ashlyn rocked her favorite designer on the carpet in a Thom Browne suit with signature red, white, and blue detailing. Ali chose a unique, nude Off-White dress, with red shoes complementing Ashlyn. They’re ability to modify expectations of gender, formality, and fashion trends through their red carpet looks is impactful on the industry as well as perceptions of traditional gender roles.