9 Outrageous Figure Skating Outfits That Make 'Flashdance' Look Tame

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are nearly here, and we'd be lying if didn't acknowledge that one of our favorite parts of the worldwide sporting event is the parade of outrageous costumes worn by its athletes. And it doesn't get better than ice skating, where bedazzled unitards and swingy tassels are standard fare. (And, no, we're not in Williamsburg.) To prepare ourselves for the glory that's sure to hit the ice come Sochi, we dug into the archives and found nine of the most striking ensembles ever to hit the ice.

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