Any woman can look hot when she's lying half-naked on the beach. Well...almost any woman.
It takes a special breed of woman to look hot when she's dressed up in a classy evening gown for a gala or awards ceremony.
There are plenty of events in the sports world which require a woman to dress in a stylish manner, and there are a select few that pull it off that much better than the competition.
This is a salute to those WAGs, athletes, and other women of sports who manage to pull it off.
Bill Simmons has a theory about girls that are named Jenn with two "n's". Let's just say that with outfits like this, Jenn Brown makes good on the theory.
The ESPN reporter has done several bikini shoots, but there's something about her being fully dressed yet still showing as much skin as a swimsuit that's incredibly hot...and stylish.
Amanda Beard used her fame as a gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer and turned it into a pretty nice little modeling career.
She's done spreads in magazines like FHM and Playboy and she can still be seen getting dressed up for events around the country.
Ebanks is a Victoria's Secret model who became a WAG when she started dating Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
She used to date Nick Cannon, so she's been all over the red carpet in outfits like this one.
I'm waiting for Dr. Evil to come out and ask her how she likes her quasi-futuristic clothing.
We've watched Hilary Duff grow up from her Lizzie McGuire days into her new life as a celebrity WAG.
She's married to NHL player Mike Comrie and as far as I can tell, Duff is still making movies. She certainly does enough to appear at various events in stylish gowns.
She had her own clothing line in 2004 called Stuff By Duff, but I think she's matured a little bit since then.
Don't ask me why Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera was invited to the Grammys. I've learned it's better not to ask questions and just enjoy it.
Rivera shocked the world when she announced that she was dating diminutive Mavericks back-up point guard JJ Barea.
I wonder if he's hiding under her dress?
Ingrid Vandebosch is apparently an "actress/model", but we all know her as Jeff Gordon's hot wife.
Ingrid is no stranger to a bikini, but she also knows how to put on a dress for a classy event like the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards.
I hope she knows how to clean tobacco stains out of silk.
Shakira is a relatively recent WAG-- she went public with her relationship with Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique in March 2011-- but she's certainly no stranger to the red carpet.
Shakira's known for showing her belly and shaking her hips at concerts but, as you can see, she also knows how to keep it classy.
Sure, she was more likely to be seen at events a few years ago, but since becoming engaged to NFL tight end Eric Johnson, Jessica has been a bit more low key.
Still, when she does come out she's always at the pinnacle of fashion. And of course we'll always remember outfits like this one from her early appearances...
Heather Mitts, a former USA soccer player, has the rare distinction of being both an athlete and a WAG.
She's married to NFL back-up quarterback AJ Feeley, so they are likely to be seen at sports-related events like the ESPYs.
Carrie Underwood is married to a hockey player, Mike Fisher, so it's a pretty safe bet that he had never worn a tuxedo before he met her.
Carrie, on the other hand, has been to plenty of events where she's required to wear a stylish dress, and she never disappoints.
Here she is at the CMT Music Awards in 2008.
This WAG is best known for marrying British soccer player Ashley Cole, but she manages to stay in the headlines despite their divorce.
She can be found on red carpets throughout England and always displays her...unique...fashion style. Is it just me or is this the same outfit from The Fifth Element?
From looking at her IMDb resume, it's hard to see why NHL WAG Elisha Cuthbert (she's dating Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf) would be invited to any red carpet events.
But when you see her dressed like this you can understand why she would be welcome at any awards show, even if her work in The Six Wives in Henry Lefay isn't worthy of a nomination.
She races all day in a full body suit and kicks back on the weekends in bikini photo shoots, but Danica Patrick also knows how to get dressed up on the red carpet.
Here's Danica at the ESPYs, showing off her style and her massive heels. Hey, she's 5-feet tall, she needs all the help she can get.
You'll have to excuse her hair. That's what happens when you drive your convertible 120-mph with the top down.
She's been one of the hottest female athletes around for years, so Jennie Finch has graced her fair share of red carpets.
She's also a WAG, married to former MLB pitcher Casey Daigle, but Finch is known more for her ability to strike out Major League hitters with a softball.
Even though her husband Marko Jaric no longer plays in the NBA, Adriana Lima was still invited to the ESPYs because, well, wouldn't you invite her?
This photo comes from an appearance at a Victoria's Secret show, where she'll always be welcome.
She's the poster-girl for hot MMA fighters (and hot athletes in general) so Gina Carano knows that she has to look good when she's at an event.
Here she could easily be mistaken for a hot WAG instead of one of the toughest female fighters in the world. Simply amazing.
Julia Mancuso is an Olympic skiier who has gold and silver medals from the Winter Olympics in 2006 and 2010.
She caught our attention when she posed for some hot pictures, but she can also be seen wearing stylish evening gowns at events like the ESPYs.
At the ESPYS some people go home winners and some people go home losers, but one thing's for sure: when Brooklyn Decker shows up looking like this, we're ALL winners.
The swimsuit model is the wife of tennis star Andy Roddick, and when she's not lying on the beach in provocative poses, she's walking the red carpet in a stylish gown.
Kendra was already famous for being a Playboy centerfold and one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, but she entered the WAG world when she married NFL receiver Hank Baskett.
Kendra can be seen on red carpets throughout the country and it's now that she's a mother it seems like she's a bit more comfortable with her clothes on.
She looks great either way to us.
LaLa seems to have given up her own career to be a full time wife of Carmelo Anthony. That doesn't stop her from attending red carpet events like the BET Awards in stylish dresses.
She's friends with fellow WAGs Ciara and Kim Kardashian, so they no doubt push each other in the fashion department.
It's hard to imagine anyone doing more for the sport of women's golf than Natalie Gulbis, and when she showed up at the 2009 ESPYs in this outfit thousands of men searched their DVRs for the next LPGA event.
I can't imagine what the ratings would look like if she golfed in this dress.
Ashley Judd may be known for her support of the Kentucky basketball team, but she's actually married to race car driver Dario Franchitti.
Judd doesn't make many movies anymore, but she can still be seen at events dressed to the nines. And she always looks good.
Anna Kournikova was never as good at tennis as we hoped she would be. Although she's no longer playing, she still manages to be seen every once in a while at events.
She's had an enigmatic relationship with pop star Enrique Iglesias for nearly a decade now, and the two of them are widely thought to still be together.
Hopefully they'll be more public about their relationship soon because we welcome any chance to see more of Anna.
Sharapova's prime may be nearing an end on the tennis court, but she is just hitting her stride off the court.
She shows off her style at events like the ESPYs, and proves that after she finally calls it quits in tennis, she's going to have plenty of modeling opportunities.
Tennis star Serena Williams has never been afraid to show it off on the red carpet. She has her own clothing line named ANERES (it's Serena backwards...so clever), and often wears her own designs to the ESPYs and other awards shows.
I guess when you wear this on the tennis court, anything is an improvement.
Of all the WAGs out there, Cameron Diaz has probably been on the most red carpets. Between movie premiers and awards shows, Diaz has to keep her wardrobe fresh.
She's dating Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who found playoff success in 2009 while dating another blonde movie star, Kate Hudson.
ARod's having a good season so far, so maybe Hudson passed the torch to Diaz in some sort of blonde celebrity ceremony.
It takes quite a woman to tame the legendary serial dater Derek Jeter. Minka Kelly finally got Derek Jeter to put a ring on it and the couple plans on being married some time soon.
Kelly always looks good on the red carpet, bringing a fresh young style.
With the way that Jeter's playing this season he'll have plenty of time to join his fiance at events in the near future.
We've seen her in a tight sweater and khakis on the sidelines and we've seen her in crazy ballroom outfits on Dancing With the Stars, but we rarely get to see Erin Andrews in an evening gown.
She generally classes it up at the ESPYs, so we get a good look at her there.
I'm not sure how it would work out if she started wearing these dresses on the sidelines, but I think she should give it a shot.
As the most famous member of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger is no stranger to the red carpet. She's dating race car driver Lewis Hamilton.
The couple spent some time apart, but recently got back together. In dresses like this it's hard to imagine how he could stay away.
You can usually find Cristiano Ronaldo's newest girlfriend Irina Shayk in a swimsuit, so it must be a welcome change for her to put some clothes on.
As you can see she's still more comfortable with some skin showing, and I think we're all pretty comfortable with it as well.
This famous Victoria's Secret/swimsuit model sure knows how to clean up nice. She's also famous for dating NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Miller was an avid volleyball player and surfer in her younger days, so her connection to the sports world goes well beyond her WAG status.
Eva went to premiers and awards long before she married Spurs guard Tony Parker, and she'll continue to attend the events now that she's divorced from him.
Longoria was all over the television during playoff games when she was with Parker, but now that they're not together she's going to have to wear more outfits like this to stay in the public eye.
Ok so she may not always exude class, but Victoria Beckham is definitely one of the most stylish WAGs out there.
The wife of David Beckham has her own clothing line and can always be seen pushing the limits of fashion.
If there's one WAG who is familiar with the red carpet, it's Kim Kardashian. Word on the street is that Kim gets paid up to $50,000 just to show up at an event, so we can't blame her for being at every single one of them.
She's yet to drag along her new man, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, but since the Nets didn't make the playoffs and their season is over, Kris may have run out of excuses.
We're used to seeing Tom Brady's wife in her underwear, but Gisele doesn't look bad with clothes on either.
With all the awards her husband receives, she always has to be red carpet ready. You have to love a girl who can look great in lingerie, jeans and a t-shirt at a football game, and in a classy evening gown.
Gisele really is the total package.