The Most Stylish Olympic Athletes to Watch in Rio

9:35 AM 8/4/2016

by Stephanie Chan

Fast, strong and fashionable — some people just have it all.

From left: Eugenie Bouchard, Serena Williams and Miles Chamley-Watson
From left: Eugenie Bouchard, Serena Williams and Miles Chamley-Watson
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The wait is almost over: The highly-anticipated 2016 Summer Olympics kick off Friday with the Opening Ceremony, where Michael Phelps will wear a light-up Ralph Lauren jacket as he carries the U.S. flag, and Gisele will dazzle viewers with her model perfection.

The world's strongest, fastest, most ripped athletes featured in the games may be known for their killer moves, but that's not all — a number of them are style stars in the making. Or in Serena Williams' case, already sartorial all-star.

Ahead of the Rio Olympics tomorrow, we're celebrating those in competition and their winning style streaks.

  • Christen Press

    Christen Press
    Christen Press
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    Though the L.A. native attended the 2012 Summer Olympics in London (she was an alternate), it won't be until the Rio Olympics that we get to see her shine as part of Team USA's women's soccer team roster. In addition to scoring goals on the field, she's also a winner on the red carpet (remember that yellow romper at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards?) and street-style scene (think ripped jeans and cocoon coats).


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  • Serena Williams

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    It's no surprise that Williams is a GOAT (as in, the Greatest of All Time), and she's as much a tennis great as she is a style star (even Anna Wintour would agree; Williams graced Vogue's April 2015 issue). The fashion designer, who has a collection with HSN, is known for showing off her chiseled arms and toned legs in sleeveless gowns with thigh-high slits on the red carpet. Because if we looked like her, we'd do the same too.



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  • Allyson Felix

    Allyson Felix
    Allyson Felix
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    The American track and field sprinter is no stranger to competing in the Olympics; she won her first Olympic medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and has since gone on to win a number of medals (gold, included) at the international sporting event. When she isn't on the, uh, run, Felix is into fashion according to her official Olympics bio. She digs Halle Berry's style because she "wears really comfortable stuff, and classic stuff as well." One look at her Instagram account and we can see why — Felix is all about cool and comfort. Plus, it looks like she's got a killer sneaker collection.


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  • Regina George

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    Regina George — no, not that Regina George famously played by Rachel McAdams — is an American-born Nigerian sprinter, who made her debut at the 2012 Olympics in London. On the track and field, the Chicago native isn't afraid to rock a bold red lip. Off the sports scene, she's all for showing off her fit bod (those abs!) in style, wearing hip-hugging dresses and athleisure wear (though it's probably safe to assume she actually exercises in it).


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  • Eugenie Bouchard

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    Hailing from Montreal, Canada, the tennis pro will rep The Great White North in Rio for the Summer Olympics. When she isn't playing at the Australian and French Opens or receiving the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award (an annual award given to Canada's female athlete of the year), the athlete can be seen rocking chokers, leather jackets and over-the-knee suede booties. A fashion ace, indeed.


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  • Kevin Durant

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    The Golden State Warriors player, who will be repping Team USA basketball, isn't just known for his consistent shooting on the court — he makes slam dunks with his off-court style, too. Whether the former GQ style correspondent is attending a black-tie event or speaking at post-game press conferences, Durant is all about adding that pop of pattern or color to his nerdy-chic ensembles.


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  • Miles Chamley-Watson

    Miles Chamley-Watson
    Miles Chamley-Watson
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    En garde! Olympic fencer Miles Chamley-Watson is one to watch at the Rio Games — and on the runways. The model most recently walked in Rochambeau's show during New York Fashion Week: Men's and has appeared on the catwalk for Public School and VFiles. Who knew fashion and fencing could go hand in hand?

  • Rafael Nadal

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    Not only is Rafael Nadal known as one of the all-time greatest tennis players (he's won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, so far), the Spanish athlete is recognized for his preference for brightly-hued uniforms (think pink tees) on the court. Though he's claimed to be a jeans-and-polo-shirt kind of guy, he cleans up nicely in a suit. Case in point: The suit made in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger as part of the TH Flex Rafael Nadal capsule collection made him look extra dapper.


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  • Jordan Burroughs

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    American wrestler Jordan Burroughs is all about going for the gold (look no further than his Instagram and Twitter handle @alliseeisgold for proof). And he did just that at the 2012 London Olympics, taking home the gold medal in the men's freestyle wrestling division. But before he competes in the Rio Games, where he's sure to have his sights set on the top prize, let's take a moment to admire the man in his floral-print ensemble (seen below). What a fashion champ.


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  • Kyrie Irving

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    After helping the Cleveland Cavaliers take home their first NBA championship in June, the point guard's next stop will be Rio, where he'll rep Team USA's basketball team during the Summer Olympics. Off the basketball court, the Melbourne-born star can be spotted wearing Givenchy suits or John Elliott hoodies and Saint Laurent sneakers.


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