Misty Copeland, Dwayne Wade and More Make Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 List

Misty Copeland Fashion 50It’s no secret that outside of being known for their skills, athletes are also known to have great bodies which they, in turn, like to dress in great clothes. Sports Illustrated has taken note of this as well and decided to celebrate the most stylish athletes in their first Fashionable 50 List.

Taking the top three spots on the list are Victor Cruz, Russell Westbrook, and LeBron James, but plenty of other famous names and faces also proved that they know as much about style as they do athletics.

American Ballet Theater’s principal dancer Misty Copeland, who describes her style as “casual elegance” came in at number 9 on the list. She credits her fashion to knowing her body and always keeping what will work on her petite frame in mind. ” I like to try new colors and dabble in new trends, but as a dancer, I am always mindful of my proportions and what flatters my 5’2” figure. I try not to allow any trend to overtake my awareness of what works for my body. I choose pieces that elongate my frame and work with my style, which I like to describe as casual elegance.”

Miami Heat basketball star Dwayne Wade made it to lucky number 7 on the inaugural list thanks to his “unpredictable” style. “Everyone knows D-Wade the basketball player, but I am also a father, husband, businessman and friend—and my style reflects that mix. It’s unpredictable. Some days I am suited and booted while other days I’m wearing casual sweats, but everything is always well tailored and worn with my own flare.”

Other notable athletes that made the cut include: Serena Williams, Laila Ali, Carmelo Anthony, Odell Beckham Jr. and more.

pictured: Misty Copeland at the Variety‘s Power of Women: New York Luncheon held at Cipriani Midtown in New York City (Photo Credit: Rula Kanawati / PRPhotos.com)