You’d be forgiven for assuming the highlight of a Lindsey Vonn outfit is one of her many Olympic medals. But the winningest female skier in history knows and loves fashion—especially the red carpet variety.
Lindsey Vonn retired from skiing in 2018 and immediately pivoted to fashion. Vonn has attended movie premieres, sports awards shows, and even the Met Gala in simple, often very sparkly outfits. “I like what I’m wearing on the red carpet to be strong and feminine,” Vonn told Stylecaster. “I don’t go for extreme fashion, I want to show off that I’m strong, so I look for that combination of glamour and simple.”
Looking through the many Lindsey Vonn outfit moments on the red carpet, a few details stand out. There’s never an overcomplicated silhouette. There’s a hint of skin. There’s tons of glitter. In other words, a Lindsey Vonn outfit is usually just a very chic update to what we’d call a party outfit. So whether you’re the bridesmaid in six weddings or the office coordinator organizing a team champagne toast, there’s a Lindsey Vonn outfit that’ll inspire your next party look.
The Wedding Reception
Dressing for a wedding reception is usually a conundrum, but this Lindsey Vonn red carpet outfit has everything a reception look needs. (And she wore it to the Kid’s Choice Awards—inspiration comes from unlikely places.) A black A-line dress with satin accents is flowy and romantic, but not overpowering.
The Dinner Party
When you’re tucking in for family-style plates with your best friends, you want to be comfortable. A jumpsuit like Lindsey Vonn’s outfit for a recent movie premiere is your best bet for a look that’s equal parts comfy and chic. Opt for her olive leather or a dark woven cotton for extra polish.
The Golden Birthday
In the grand tradition of Paris Hilton and Kendall Jenner, Lindsey Vonn wore her interpretation of the slinky sequin dress to the ESPY Awards. It wasn’t her birthday, but this is exactly the dress we’d suggest when you’re throwing your birthday gala. The sparklier, the better.