Maria Sharapova In J. Mendel – 2012 ESPY Awards

Maria Sharapova took home the ‘Best Tennis Player’ at the 2012 ESPY Awards yesterday evening, which was held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

The tennis star, who recently won the French Open, wore a gorgeous J. Mendel Resort 2013 gown.

I love everything about this heron-blue silk-chiffon sleeveless pleated gown with its daring yet tasteful cut-out details and a thigh-high side slit which complemented her athletic frame.

Lara Bohnic jewels which included cuff and studded earrings accessorized her look.

A sweeping updo and Jimmy Choo ‘Falcon’ metallic sandals provided the finishing touches.

Maria tends to go for really edgy or ultra-girlie looks, so I find this elegant gown really refreshing.

All too often I’m reminded that she is an athlete by what she wears, but not on this occasion.

For me, this is the best she has ever looked.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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16 Responses to Maria Sharapova In J. Mendel – 2012 ESPY Awards

  1. Alina July 12, 2012 at 09:07 #

    Gorgeous!

  2. su July 12, 2012 at 09:19 #

    i agree!never seen more elegant!

  3. lisa July 12, 2012 at 10:30 #

    Absolutly gorgeous!!

  4. Yeliz July 12, 2012 at 10:48 #

    I think the gown looks a lot like Lanvin SS12. But I love this look nontheless, she looks absolutely stunning!

    • Francois B July 12, 2012 at 11:22 #

      Yep it immediatly made me think of Lanvin too! And agree, she looks stunning!

    • Leti July 12, 2012 at 15:59 #

      ITA, I was sure it was Lanvin as soon as I saw it. Anyway, I think she looks gorgeous. As a side note, this is illusion netting done right. But for the close up shots, I would never have known it was there!

  5. Beta July 12, 2012 at 11:12 #

    wow she looks sensational!! she has the body to pull this off and the chiffon is so beautiful, sexy but not too overtly

  6. bm July 12, 2012 at 11:23 #

    What an amazing gown. I love the color against her skin too.
    Btw, my only complain here is her hair. A simple bun is much better imo.

  7. Christine July 12, 2012 at 13:09 #

    BDOTW stunning!

  8. dee July 12, 2012 at 13:17 #

    Gorgeous gown and her hair, makeup, and accessories are perfect.

  9. A July 12, 2012 at 14:09 #

    BDOTW!

  10. Rebecca Z July 12, 2012 at 14:36 #

    For some reason, she just isn’t convincing me in this dress. Maybe it is because it is so busy. I think she would look better in something with simpler lines.

  11. chryssa July 12, 2012 at 15:35 #

    the best she’s ever looked!stunning!

  12. Odette July 12, 2012 at 18:37 #

    I think Maria Sharapova has good style, but getting a stylist recently really helped her, and this look shows. I LOVE it. It is PERFECT for her.

  13. Nat39 July 12, 2012 at 21:29 #

    Love the gown, very nice simple styling. But Maria looks rather tense in it, seems to be uncomfortable with the bold cut outs on the sides of her torso. Wish she’d relaxed a bit and sold this beautiful gown with more elegance. Other than that, this is probably the best she’s ever looked indeed.

  14. Natalie19 July 13, 2012 at 01:23 #

    I do not agree..

    The dress look very unflattering on her shoulders/chest area; i don’t like the hair…

    And, in my opinion, there were quite many looks of her much better than that

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