If “dress for success” was an Olympic event, these athletes would all win gold.
From stars like Nathan Chen and Elana Meyers Taylor to the athletes who just had a blast showing up in their shiny wardrobe, here’s a look at the best dressed athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Nathan Chen’s golden moment, assisted by Vera Wang
When you’re being dressed by legendary fashion designer Vera Wang, it’s hard to lose.
Chen skated to gold in the individual event wearing a galaxy-printed, athletic stretch top designed by Wang, who has also put together costumes for several other Olympic skaters.
“When you get the chance to dress an Olympian in a sport you so adore, it’s an honor and a privilege!” Wang posted on Instagram.
Matt Hamilton curls in style
Matt Hamilton is no stranger to showing off his personality, and he did that in the form of his shoe choice at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Hamilton wore a pair of “What the Paul” sneakers from the collection of skateboarding champion Paul Rodriguez.
"I just thought they’re sweet," Hamilton said before the Americans opened their gold medal defense with a round-robin match against the Russians. "Here we are with some wild shoes."
The Swiss hype man
Nicolas Huber was more than just a snowboarder at the Olympics. He was the ultimate hype man for his country and team, walking around dressed head-to-toe in a Swiss flag bodysuit.
He didn’t even let a positive COVID-19 test drag him down, posting solo dance parties and other shenanigans from isolation.
Huber pulled off so many stunts and wore his bodysuit so often that the Swiss cross began to rub off of the suit.
The eye of the tiger
Lucile Lefevre celebrated the Year of the Tiger quite literally at the Olympics.
The French snowboarder showed up to big air qualifying in a tiger suit, navigating a huge straight air and solid shifty in an outfit that has probably never been worn during a snowboard run before at the Olympics.
The cutest mascot
Take one look at Bing Dwen Dwen and it’s no secret why the official mascot on this list.
The character has captured hearts and minds at the 2022 Winter Olympics, with his mysterious ice suit and his omnipresent smile and his clumsy dancing. Bing Dwen Dwen!
Meyers Taylor brought her son, Nico, with her to the Olympics. She also had him close to her whenever she was on the bobsled track.
Meyers Taylor had a sticker with an illustration of her son on her shoes.
Batman on ice
Germany’s Katharina Mueller and Tim Dieck may have finished last in the team event rhythm dance, but their costumes were the most unique.
Mueller and Dieck performed while dressed as Batman villains the Joker and Harley Quinn, and they pulled off quite the look.
An ode to Elton John
Skating to “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and “I’m Still Standing,” Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier went all out with the theme in the rhythm dance of the team event.
They dressed as Elton John, sporting bright orange spandex jumpsuits.
A smoke show on ice
Nathan Crumpton of the American Samoa braved sub-freezing temperatures at the Opening Ceremony to wear a traditional Polynesian dress, covered in oil.
The skeleton athlete then claimed that the only thing that was cold were his hands because the flagpole was made of metal.
"It was a fun thing to do and I'm happy that it went off without a hitch," Crumpton said.