Big pompoms do not a great cheerleading uniform make.
You’ll see for yourself during March Madness.
Everyone’s talking about those crazy Zubaz-looking Adidas uniforms that Kansas, Louisville, UCLA and others are playing basketball in.
But what about the other uniforms? The ones on the sidelines.
Some schools, like West Virginia, shine in fashion-forward cheerleading uniforms.
Others look way too middle school with their oversized hair bows. (We’re talkin’ to you, North Carolina State!)
Uniform manufacturers roll out new designs every year, just like couture and ready-to-wear fashion designers.
Fashion details like X-backs, cutouts, metallic striping and tricolors on tops get cheer squads as excited as the fashionistas at a Valentino runway.
(We’ll confess to being a little geeked out on cheer stuff, too. We’re gettin’ those gloves with the pompom fingertips. Check ’em out at spiritfingerz.com)
So, as we do on Oscar night when we critique the Hollywood stars on the red carpet, we’ve applied “Fashion Police” rules to the cheerleading uniforms we’ll be seeing during the tournament.
We’ve assessed them according to the Book of Joan (Rivers).
Let the fashion madness begin.