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An Illustrated History of Figure Skating Clothes

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1976 Olympic Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill Introduced Her Famous Wedge Haircut
Dorothy Hamill - 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Dorothy Hamill - 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

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From black ice skates and long dresses to elaborate costumes with thousands of jewels, figure skating clothes have gone through dramatic changes. Take a step by step historical journey through the history of figure skating clothes.

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The figure skating dresses in the early 1970s were not that different than the skating dresses of the late 1960s, but lower necklines began to enter the skating scene.

Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill introduced her famous "wedge haircut" to the world. Little girls all over the USA cut their hair so they could be like Dorothy.

When Hamill won the 1976 Olympic title, she wore a v-neck dress made of a lightweight fabric. In the 1970s, it was also common to see crystal embellishments around the neckline of skating dresses.

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