The 2014 ESPY Awards took place last night at the Nokia Theater. Hosted by Drake, this annual awards show celebrates athletes and their accomplishments both on and off the field. I tend to take ESPYs’ fashion with a grain of salt. While it is great to see athletes out of their team uniforms and athletic gear (and not sweating profusely), their fashion leaves something to be desired. Most of the time, the outfits are either too safe or completely out of left-field (pun intended). In the end, we can all appreciate their amazing physiques and get a hint into each player’s personality. Here are some of the best and most interesting of the night’s fashion.
I’m kind of obsessed with Jessica Alba’s street style but not as enamoured by her red carpet style. Last night she wore one of my favorite designers, Elie Saab. The gold shimmering cocktail dress with asymmetrical neckline was my best dressed of the night. My only advice for Jess is to lay off the spray tan next time. Maria Sharapova may have had a disappointing Wimbledon but she did not disappoint at last night’s show wearing her go-to designer, Antonio Berardi. The sheer long-sleeved mini may have been too moody for such a sunny summer evening but the length and chiffon fabric worked perfectly. Plus, she really knows how to pose!
Cameron Diaz attended the ceremony with Sex Tape co-star Jason Segel. The black Reed Krakoff tank dress was simple and dull. I’ve seen her do much better during her current promotional tour. I guess tonight was an off night. Dancing with the Stars Cheryl Burke worked a sequined mini-dress by Tom Ford. While no doubt she looked gorgeous, my first thought when I saw her was “Jennifer Lawrence already wore that dress!” Yes, J.Law showed off her gams in the same dress at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s party earlier this year. Actress Jordana Brewster looked sensational in a leather shift dress by Dsquared2 which was complimented with Kurt Geiger shoes.
Sports Illustrated model, Chrissy Tiegen (AKA Mrs. John Legend), wore a cream Elisabetta Franchi jumpsuit with plunging neckline. The color looked amazing against Tiegen’s glowing skin and the hair and makeup were on point. My only complaint is that the length was a bit too long. She needed the pants to be hemmed to show off her Christian Louboutin heels. NASCAR driver Danica Patrick wore a body hugging Herve Leger mini. While Herve Leger may be out of style these days, there is no doubting that she looked phenomenal. The current “It” rapper, Iggy Azalea, was on hand to support LA Lakers boyfriend, Nick Young. Like Alba, Azalea wore Elie Saab but in a decidedly different color and silhouette. The Aussie wore a one-sleeved, thigh-high slit black gown from the designer’s Spring 2014 collection. The look was safe yet forgettable. I loved her lipstick color though!
Usually at awards shows, the men take a back seat to the women’s high-fashion but not at the ESPYs! The male athletes displayed their personal sense of fashion in patterns, colors, and accessories. Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player and this year’s Male Athlete of the Year recipient, Kevin Durant, looked ever so dapper in a forest green suit jacket. Durant’s teammate, Russell Westbrook, is known for his unique fashion off-court. Westbrook did not disappoint in a baby blue and white dress shirt with stars. Seattle Sounders star, DeAndre Yedlin, wore maroon slacks and jacquard print jacket with snazzy bow tie.
Many more celebs and athletes graced the red carpet. Check them out below and let me know who was your best dressed!