Athletic achievement may be the focus at the ESPY awards, but that doesn’t mean guests show up in trainers and track pants. Sport’s biggest names are expected to shine on the red carpet, and no one understands that better than Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson. The jet-setting couple have made the ESPYs a part of their routine, and after celebrating their second anniversary in South Africa last week, they hit the annual event in L.A. last night wearing striking pieces that spoke to their personal style.
Ciara’s Toni Maticevski Fall 2018 gown was a showstopper, thanks to its asymmetrical design, goldenrod color, and impossibly high, thigh-baring slit. Paired with spike-covered gold Louboutins and diamond studs, it was a look fit for the flashbulbs. The look—created with stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn—stayed true to Ciara’s penchant for body-conscious designs with diva-worthy glamour, while providing a contrast to Wilson’s menswear.
Wilson's navy-and-black suit and Nike DangeRuss sneakers from his own collaboration with the brand were chic, but the understated look let Ciara’s dramatic look take center stage. Clearly, these two live by the adage "happy wife, happy life."