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.
Vonn retired from skiing in 2018 and immediately pivoted to fashion. She 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 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 Vonn's red-carpet outfit here has everything a reception look needs. (And she wore it to the Kids' 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 Vonn's 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, Vonn wore her interpretation of the slinky sequined 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.
The NYE Party
New Year's Eve parties are magnets for outfits with 10,000-watt sparkles. But if that's not your vibe, the Lindsey Vonn outfit catalog is here to help. A long-sleeve dress with pearl appliqués meets the evening's twinkling dress code without going overboard. And if you happen to be a gold medalist with a red carpet to attend, you can wear it again.
The TGIF Happy Hour
You've got exactly 15 minutes to change out of your skirt suit and into an outfit for happy hour. What's the easiest Lindsey Vonn outfit to channel? Answer: a satin wrap dress with dramatic sleeves, high-low train optional. Wrap dresses inevitably appear put together with hardly a moment's thought. In an undulating black fabric, you're a step above the rest of the body cons.
The Office Get-Together
You want to impress at your welcome dinner for new hires, but you know a sequined midi would become an office in-joke if you wore it. Enter: this Lindsey Vonn outfit. A shiny satin suit checks the work-appropriate box but still feels upscale. Layer it with a tissue-thin turtleneck like Vonn in the winter; switch to a satin cami in warmer months. Bonus: The cinnamon shade she chose for her radio event is also one of spring 2020's top shades.
Originally Appeared on Glamour