It was definitely one of the best looks of the night!
Most of the women participating in the ladies’ competition at the Olympics took to the ice with figure skating dresses that came in various colors and styles. While the medalists won’t be declared until tomorrow night, Diana Nikitina of Latvia is already making headlines thanks to her bold choice in wearing a sequined catsuit for her short program.
Skating along to Sade’s “Soldier of Love,” Nikitina wore the bold outfit with matching sequined black gloves.
“I am a strong person, I am not a bit like a princess,” Nikitina told USA Today. “This look makes the costume a bit mean. Everything is strong in my program and in my life. The outfit is elegant for a girl who is tall.”
Nikitina was in 26th place by the end of the event, even with a new season’s best, and was unable to make the top 24 to move onto the free program tomorrow night.
Despite not making it to the finals, Nikitina gained a lot of new fans on Twitter thanks to her performance. Many viewers pointed out her decision of going with a catsuit can help prevent a wardrobe malfunction, after a number of skaters recently dealt with them throughout the competition.
I am all for Diana Nikitina’s body suit. Sparkles and glitter, with no chance of a wardrobe malfunction #FigureSkating #Olympics
Nikitina was not the only skater who decided to go with a more untraditional outfit and song. Maé-Bérénice Méité also made headlines for her performance to Beyoncé’s hits in the team event earlier in the week, representing France. She also competed in the individual event where she came in 22nd and will move onto the next round. Ivett Toth of Hungary wore a leather jacket and pants while skating to AC/DC. She came in 23rd and will also be skating tomorrow.