9 Must-See Style Moments From the Athletes at the US Women’s World Cup
The US Women’s National Soccer Team kicked off the 2023 World Cup in style, sporting tailored suits from the Nike x Martine Rose collaboration, which is now available to shop online (though most of the pieces are sold out). The looks, flaunted above by athletes Megan Rapinoe, who just announced her retirement, and Lynn Williams, consist of a long, double-breasted blazer with concealed buttons and matching slim-fit trousers. While it’s subtle, there’s a jacquard “M” woven throughout the fabric to signify the eponymous British menswear brand, which launched in London in 2007 and specializes in combining surprising textures with unique silhouettes to achieve character. Designer Rose herself has been nominated for many prestigious awards, including BFC’s Menswear Designer of the Year and the LVMH prize, so it’s no surprise she created such a sophisticated collection, replete with incredibly cool Nike Shox MR4 mule sneakers with a lifted heel and an ombré effect outer fade in three different colorways.
While the team – Rapinoe, Williams, and Alex Morgan included – showed off their coordinated suiting and footwear on the field, they personalized their outfits, too, what with Rapinoe’s Louis Vuitton trunk and Williams’s Gucci cat-eye sunglasses. Alyssa Thompson even opted for her own crisp pair of Air Force 1s, and lots of the women wore their matching gold shield shades in uniform, finishing their ensembles with everyday jewelry such as hoop earrings and simple stacking rings. The Nike x Martine Rose line also includes a trench jacket and dress shirts in shades of white, blue, and pink, starting at $200 for the shoes and capping off at $800 for the swoosh-stitched jacket, which was updated with signature patches above each breast specially for the US team.
Ahead, you can see Rapinoe, Morgan, and more in their Nike x Martine Rose pantsuits, and watch this space for even more fashion moments they bring to life at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.