Some of the biggest names in sports showed up to the ESPY awards on Wednesday night. It’s always fun to get a peek at athletes’ styles outside of uniform. Some, of course, do it better than others. Who picks up another award–a fashion defense–from the night, and who gets cited for an offense?
Pat Summit: The blue jacket worn by the former Lady Vols basketball coach was absolutely beautiful on her, a perfect complement to her incredible strength and courage.
Aaron Rodgers: Every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man and Aaron Rodgers proves exactly why that’s the case. Looking good, Mr. NFL MVP.
Demaryius Thomas: He shared the stage for a moment with former Broncos teammate Tim Tebow last night, but Thomas’ dapper outfit stole the spotlight. Thomas rocked a three-piece suit in monochromatic charcoal gray and black. The dramatic black lapel on the jacket played a major part in sealing the deal in making this look work.
Maria Sharapova: The tennis star looked better than any statue. Not many women can pull off this long, flowing, strappy dress but Sharapova owned the look, with the perfect up-do to match.
Brian Wilson & Sasquatch: San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson doesn’t take himself too seriously, which is a great quality in a star athlete. He likes to have fun. He doesn’t wake up seeking to make any “best dressed lists.”
Wilson’s beard means that nothing he wears can ever be dull. The purple knit cap is an interesting choice to pair with his suit. But really, the issue is with Sasquatch. I know it’s not even human, but come on. This is your big moment. You’re not going to put in even a little bit of effort? A strand of pearls? Nothing?
Drew Brees: The Saints quarterback was close to a fashion defense. Kudos to him for wearing something other than a traditional black jacket. The silver is a good selection, but it would have worked better on someone who can pull off a little more flair. It’s just a bit too much shine for Brees.
Jeremy Lin: Another close decision. The lovable Lin spoke on the ESPY red carpet about the fact that he had to scramble to find something to wear to the event. The bow tie thing can work for some, but it just amplifies how young the 23-year old basketball star is—and looks.