The 40 Best-Dressed Sports Hotties

Zack PumerantzAnalyst IIISeptember 26, 2011

The 40 Best-Dressed Sports Hotties

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    As the women involved with sports continue to garner more fame with every provocative photo shoot and each controversial occurrence, they are expected to improve their fashion and present a variety of intricate outfits.

    While some often stretch their limits a bit too far, others seize the moment in an attempt to prove their classiness to fans.

    It's a beautiful and exhilarating process, as these women often discover the most unique pieces of clothing, surprising any doubtful fans.

    A precise and sometimes complicated experience, fashion can often define a career.

    Here are the 40 best-dressed hotties in the sports world.

    Enjoy.

40. Cheryl Cole

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    It's no coincidence that Cheryl Cole was dubbed a fashionista by the press, considering her flair for the dramatic and crafty clothing combinations.

    England footballer Ashley Cole's ex-wife has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, undoubtedly learning much about style in the process.

    She is quite the catch.

39. Federica Ridolfi

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    This Italian dancer and hostess is not only the WAG of footballer Giuliano Giannichedda, but she also has impeccable style in her everyday life.

    While she is known for starring in an Italian sport, comedy and music television show, Federica Ridolfi is quickly beginning to garner attention and respect for her fashion sense.

    Just another day at the office.

38. Alex Curran

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    Her shoulders may appear overly squared and her posture obtuse, but Alex Curran always sports iconic pieces of clothing.

    An English model and fashion columnist and the wife of England footballer Steven Gerrard, Curran was referred to as an "uber-WAG" by the Times in 2007.

    That's an understatement for this leader of the wives and girlfriends. 

37. Jessica Simpson

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    The illustrious actress and singer moved from being a pernicious distraction in Texas football stands to the subtly quiet and content WAG she is today.

    Now with free-agent tight end Eric Johnson, Jessica Simpson no longer has to worry about causing a ruckus among any fanbase.

    Johnson might want to consider retirement, as he clearly struck gold.

36. Elisha Cuthbert

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    While this Canadian actress can be traced back to comedies Old School and The Girl Next Door, Elisha Cuthbert tends to lean towards flashiness in her outfits, always receiving positive results.

    Formerly the WAG of NHL pest Sean Avery, Cuthbert is now with the bruising Dion Phaneuf.

    Very stylish.

35. Raica Oliveira

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    This Brazilian model, known for her relationship with legendary footballer Ronaldo, works with a wide array of fashion companies, providing her with enough knowledge to dominate the stage every time.

    She's always successful.

34. Brooklyn Decker

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    Married to the hardest serve in tennis, this fashion model is known most for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

    However, that doesn't mean Brooklyn Decker can't look great with clothes on, albeit minimal.

    Andy Roddick's wife not only graced the cover of the 2010 Swimsuit Issue, but she also continues to present her style on most television screens.

33. Erin Andrews

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    This beautiful sportscaster may be known for her work with ESPN and as a contributor on the ABC network, but her style and subtle sexiness are what garner her worldwide attention.

    While this dress exudes confidence and sparkles at every angle, we still can't focus on it.

    Neither can the passing man.

32. Carrie Underwood

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    This outfit couldn't fit this country singer any more perfectly.

    Carrie Underwood has officially patented this look: a classy yet vintage style of drapery on the bottom half of the dress; and a hesitant, albeit authentic, smile that reeks of angelic tendencies.

    NHLer Mike Fisher is surely never bored of looking at his wife's wide array of dresses hanging in their closet.

31. Anna Kournikova

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    Despite reaching No. 8 in the world in 2000, albeit never winning a WTA title in singles, tennis beauty Anna Kournikova has always been revered more for her ability to excite the camera and her fans.

    Like the goals of NHL ex-boyfriends Pavel Bure and Sergei Federov, her dresses are always unique and never dull.

    Disappointment never seems to be an option.

30. Minka Kelly

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    While fans may have felt betrayed and crushed when Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly ended their relationship, they quickly become happy again when they saw her in another sexy dress.

    She may not appreciate sexual harassment, but she does love to abuse the camera.

    Nobody minds.

29. Eva Longoria

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    While San Antonio Spurs fans surely miss Tony Parker's ex-WAG, she is always around the Internet, yearning to be seen.

    Her dresses are often solid and paired with a unique prop.

    It's safe to say that handbag is all for show.

28. Coleen Rooney

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    The long-time WAG of England footballer Wayne Rooney, Coleen has carved quite the career for herself in the tabloids.

    This seems like just another day on the couch, waiting on a wine spritzer, for this classy WAG.

    Contrast is key.

27. Heather Mitts

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    After being voted as the sexiest player in the WUSA, this beautiful soccer player dove head first into the sea of modeling, appearing on the cover of Philadelphia magazine and in the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

    Given Heather Mitts' marriage to St. Louis Rams backup quarterback A.J. Feeley, it's safe to say her modeling career is perhaps the most exciting part of the NFL season for her.

    It is for her fans.

26. Jenn Brown

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    The former softball player and current sportscaster is known significantly more for her beauty and modeling prowess, not to say that her television presence isn't breathtaking as well. 

    She continues to gain steam in her hunt for further success.

25. Kendra Wilkinson

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    Not only does she have her own show, but this former Playboy Playmate was one of Hugh Hefner's three girlfriends, preparing her for a life full of class.

    She has shared her experiences with current husband and former NFL receiver Hank Baskett, who now plays in the UFL.

    Fashion is second nature for her.

24. Kim Kardashian

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    When fashion is involved, this reality star is always sniffing it out.

    Creeping on the outskirts of proper style with her attempted modification of Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Kardashian now has a supportive, yet whipped, husband in Kris Humphries to tickle her fancy.

    Her gold outfit can't outshine her husband's 6'9" frame.

23. Lala Vasquez

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    The colorful wife of NBA star Carmelo Anthony knows that if she wants to be in the limelight in New York, she must have an interesting array of outfits.

    So far she is succeeding.

22. Lindsey Vonn

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    While she won three consecutive overall World Cup and downhill championships, making her the third woman and first American ever to do that, alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn looks better in warmer weather.

    The slopes are an escape, a place to get away.

    We prefer when she's present.

21. Maria Sharapova

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    This former World No. 1 tennis player has won 24 WTA singles titles, as well as the hearts of many diehard fans.

    Her beauty and affinity for the unexpected brings plenty of respect and fan appreciation.

    She's clearly mastered the quick turnaround pose.

20. Maylan Studart

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    Sexy horse-jockey Maylan Studart may be surrounded by drooling men at the office every day, but she brings significantly more beauty to a beleaguered fanbase.

    This beautiful Brazilian may be lacking a full dress or outfit, but her style certainly pleases fans.

    The colors, of course.

19. Nicole Scherzinger

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    The Pussycat Dolls star doesn't really need to do much to garner attention, but her rambunctious style doesn't hurt.

    Nicole Scherzinger is known as the WAG of 2008 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who races for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

    There are few outfits she doesn't look breathtaking in.

18. Selita Ebanks

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    Known for her relationships with New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, this Caymanian fashion model knows what it takes to get attention.

    A tight white dress is certainly a start.

17. Serena Williams

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    A power backhand, vicious serve and dominant fashion sense—this tennis star can't be beat.

    Her outfits are synonymous with her attitude.

    She clearly isn't messing around.

16. Gisele Bundchen

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    While she may appear to be depressed about the New England Patriots' surprising loss to the feisty Buffalo Bills, Gisele Bundchen is realistically just concerned with her outfit.

    The wife of Tom Brady, Bundchen was linked with "The Return of the Sexy Model" and associated with the ending of the "heroin chic" era of modeling by Vogue in 1999. 

    It's easy to see why.

15. Blanka Vlasic

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    This Croatian athlete specializes in the high jump, as well as in warming the hearts of fans.

    The current Croatian record holder in the event and the current indoor world champion, Vlasic clearly knows how to engage her viewers.

    She seems built for the high jump.

14. Sylvie Van Der Vaart

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    This beautiful Dutch television personality and model clearly knows how to properly contrast an outfit, given her blue, melancholy dress combined with an enlightening smile and bright shoes.

    The lifting of the leg begs us to smile.

    It's working.

13. Carly Zucker

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    While her pose resembling Raquel Welch in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. is by far her sexiest shot, Carly Zucker can always attract fans.

    The wife of England footballer Joe Cole, this model and British reality television contestant keeps a balance with her affinity for yoga and running.

    Only this WAG could somehow fit in a car filled with soccer balls.

12. Victoria Beckham

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    Many fans wonder how this ex-Spice Girl can afford to wear a different outfit every day of her life, until they realize she is married to footballer David Beckham. The term wealthy doesn't quite suffice. 

    Considering the couple's joint wealth was estimated at £125 million as of 2009, it's easy to see why this couple is so iconic in the United Kingdom.

    This is perhaps one of Victoria Beckham's more mundane outfits, but it's still eons beyond her peers'.

11. Zuleyka Rivera

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    This Puerto Rican beauty queen was not only Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006, but she has also been dating Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea since the fall of 2010.

    After an inspirational NBA Championship win this past season, the Mavericks, along with this stellar couple, are loving life.

    Although Barea must love every day with this stylish beauty.

10. Jenn Sterger

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    It's now become clear that every Jenn with more than one "n" in their first name has the ability to dominate an audience.

    While it's true that former New York Jets Gameday host Jenn Sterger looks good in everything, this dress evidently brings out her personality.

    Colorful, yet deadly. Just ask Brett Favre.

9. Irina Shayk

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    While it's unclear whether she is more famous for her relationship with footballer and serial playboy Cristiano Ronaldo or for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, Irina Shayk always engages her audience.

    Again, the handbag is a distracting prop to improve the balance of the outfit.

8. Jennifer Walcott

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    With an esthetician license and her own salon and boutique in L.A. called Celebrity Extensions, one would expect glamour model Jennifer Walcott to have illustrious style.

    Married to NFL safety Adam Archuleta, Walcott is a former Playboy Playmate, which explains the lack of clothes, and is a master of the photo shoot.

    Her most mundane looks are still among the sexiest.

7. Maggie Q

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    Known for starring on Nikita, this beautiful former fashion model seems to have all the tools to shine in front of the camera, which she continues to do.

    With her mastering of the photo shoot, she felt inclined to try something new. Seemingly metallic pants were the unique choice.

    They fit quite nicely.

6. Haley Bracken

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    Married to former Australian cricketer Nathan Bracken, Haley clearly knows how to receive some of the attention from her husband's fans.

    Nathan Bracken's retirement in January 2011 due to a chronic knee injury presented him with the beautiful opportunity to spend more time at home.

    A blessing in disguise.

5. Bia and Branca Feres

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    These twins may be known in the sports world for their synchronized swimming prowess, but it's their modeling and fashionable, yet provocative poses that open fans' eyes.

    They have modeled for and appeared on the cover of Brazilian magazine VIP, and they have been featured in two telenovas.

    We condone the attire.

4. Melissa Molinaro

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    This Canadian pop singer may be known as Reggie Bush's WAG and Kim Kardashian's stunt double to humorous fans, but it's her style that gets our attention.

    The various colors and intricate designs are enough to excite fans.

    As well as her beauty.

3. Amber Rose

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    There is clearly no other WAG with the guts or ability to put this outfit on.

    While Amber Rose was dating New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, she never had to worry about giving off a perplexing vibe.

    The city undoubtedly appreciated her swagger.

2. Adriana Lima

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    Every breathtaking picture of Adriana Lima causes fans to envy Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric a little bit more.

    This Victoria's Secret Angel, also married to the former NBA guard, is similar to Lil Wayne in regards to her willingness to experiment with different styles.

    She'll clearly try anything once.

1. Noemie Lenoir

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    This French model never has a problem attracting fans and cameras alike, clearly flaunting her style out of pleasure rather than in an attempt to prove herself.

    There are seemingly few outfits and hairstyles that Lenoir won't try, and for that we thank her.

    It's still unclear what footballer Claude Makelele's ex-WAG is pointing at, but we believe Jackie Chan and Chris Rock are in the room.