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Here's how Olympic figure skating outfits have evolved over 94 years

INSIDER Logo By Lia Ryerson of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 19: Olympic figure skating style has evolved a lot over the past 94 years.In the 1920s, competitors dressed for the weather rather than for the glory.Now, Olympians tend to favor outfits that stand our and reflect the character of their routines. The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us, and thanks to the massive success of the Oscar-nominated film "I, Tonya," all eyes are on the  figure skating competition. While fans of the sport have come to expect a certain amount of pageantry in figure skating costumes - the more sequins and shimmery lamé, the better - it turns out that the bedazzled ensembles of today have not always been  favored by Olympians. In fact, they used to dress for the weather rather than for the glory. From the bulky but warm dresses of the 1920s to the over-the-top costumes of today, take a look back at how Olympic figure skating fashion has evolved over the last 94 years.

  • Olympic figure skating style has evolved a lot over the past 94 years.
  • In the 1920s, competitors dressed for the weather rather than for the glory.
  • Now, Olympians tend to favor outfits that stand our and reflect the character of their routines.
  • The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us, and thanks to the massive success of the Oscar-nominated film "I, Tonya," all eyes are on the figure skating competition.

    While fans of the sport have come to expect a certain amount of pageantry in figure skating costumes - the more sequins and shimmery lamé, the better - it turns out that the bedazzled ensembles of today have not always been favored by Olympians. In fact, they used to dress for the weather rather than for the glory.

    From the bulky but warm dresses of the 1920s to the over-the-top costumes of today, take a look back at how Olympic figure skating fashion has evolved over the last 94 years.

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