There is one aspect of fashion that is totally unique to wrestling: ring gear! Yeah, other sports have gear.It's colorful, functional and generally interesting in it's own way. But wrestling isn't only about sport. It requires tremendous athleticism, but it's also about entertainment. there's an element of theater and performance art that infuses the athletic ability and allows ring gear to shine in a place and way all it's own. Come on: how many other sports have studded epaulets, fur capes, be-crystaled crop tops? Ummm...few to none. Ring gear has come a long, long way from the early days of professional wrestling and we're oh so grateful that it has! Every week, we get to feast our eyes on the fierce and fabulous looks brought to us by the ladies of wrestling: lacing, plaid, leather, sequins, torn-up, slicked down, glamourous, edge-y, cool girl, sporty chick - if it exists in fashion, you'll find it here. And you'll find it with it's very own practical, functional twist. ...because wrestling gear has to do more than just look good! It has to get in the ring and work, day in, day out. It's fashion with a job to do, couture with a 9 to 5. And that makes it incredibly special.
It's true...around here, we love our laidback looks and our downtown cool. But! We also love us some shine, some sparkle, some glam. And NOTHING shines, sparkles and glams like crystals. It's really really hard not to feel prettier and more amazing when you're glittering and throwing flashes of light everywhere. Once they were reserved for jewelry, nobility and opera costumes, but lately, it has become acceptable to put crystals pretty much anywhere, as the lades of wrestling can attest. Evening gowns, sure...but also on ring gear, bikinis, even eyelashes are all fitting and fabulous places for a bit of brilliance. And who can possibly resist being grateful for the chance to make this world shine a little brighter? #ThankYouCrystals
*Madison photo by Ray Turski, courtesy of madisonrayne.net
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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