Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis may be known for her prowess on the track, but don't miss her gold-medal worthy moments on the red carpet...
We are huge fans of Jessica Ennis at Marie Claire and what you may not realise is that aside from being an incredible Olympic athlete Jess is also a style savvy red carpet pro. Take a look for yourself at her faultless (for the most part) sartorial choices over the past five years and vote for your favourite look.
Jessica Ennis wowed at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 – where she took home the runner’s up title – in a red, floor-length, figure-hugging dress by Victoria Beckham. Black accessories – a waist-cinching belt, pendant, chunky watch and clutch – completed the elegant look.
The lovely Jessica Ennis once again proved her style prowess by opting to wear a chic and figure-flattering rose jacquard knitted dress by Alexander McQueen to the Jaguar Academy of Sports Awards.
Jessica’s style choices just keep getting better and better. The Olympian looked every inch the national treasure she’s become in a monchrome Stella McCartney dress at the Women of the Year Awards. Absolute perfection.
The heptathlete hit her style stride at the UK Athletics Gala Dinner in London, looking picture-perfect in a black Alexander McQueen shift dress with deep pink floral embroidery, which she teamed with black platform pumps and understated jewellery.
After clinching a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, Jess got camera-ready in a cream crochet cardigan and skinny jeans, with a sporty, swept-back ponytail, for an appearance on Lorraine Live.
Sticking to her formula of simple, eye-catching frocks by British designers – and ensuring that her enviably shapely legs are on display – Jessica looked lovely in a pleated dress by Victoria Beckham and simple black peep-toes, which she wore on The Jonathan Ross Show. ‘I had such fun on The Jonathan Ross Show! Thank you Victoria Beckham for the gorgeous dress!!’ Ennis posted on her Facebook page after filming.
The face of Team GB athletics had a gold medal style moment in this pleated pink Alexander McQueen dress, teamed with a black belt and pumps. The spectacular look, which she wore to the Athletics Party at the Omega Club during the Olympic Games, showed off her toned arms and calves beautifully.
Jess kept it casual in skinny jeans, a tiger print top and a cropped grey cardi as she modeled her Olympic gold medal alongside gold medal cyclist Bradley Wiggins at the Adidas Underground event in east London.
Jessica’s laidback style signature – skinny jeggings and an embellished cardigan – made for a polished outfit on the set of Daybreak in March 2012.
The heptathlete knows what works for her when it comes to savvy street style. Leaving Radio 1 Studios in London, she was spotted in a button-detail zipped jacket, braided strap leather handbag, white flats and skinny jeans – all the better to show off those Olympics-ready muscles, of course.
At the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in 2011, Jess kept the LBD interesting thanks to cutaway details and embroidery.
Instead of her usual sleek and simple style, for the launch of the new Omega Boutique at Westfield Stratford City Jess went for a bold topknot teamed with a sheer-panelled black top and origami peplum-detail white skirt. A clutch and platforms finished off her more experimental look.
Why, hello there Jessica Ennis, MBE! The British athlete looked gorgeous in a beige and black trim shift teamed with black peep-toes and a simple fascinator at her Investiture Ceremony in November 2011.
Jess was racy in red at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards in 2011, where she highlighted her famous figure in a scarlet frock with exaggerated shoulder detail teamed with a black patent clutch and platforms.
This cream lace drop-waist dress and peep-toe combo that Jess chose for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011 was a sweet effort.
Jess cut a glam figure on the blue carpet back in December 2010, when she attended the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Birmingham in a black satin embellished dress finished off with a chic chignon.
Giving a twist to the basic LBD with sheer lace inserts, Jess looks glam and gorgeous at Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Women Awards in 2010.
Jess made a fashion misstep in this unflattering empire-waist navy dress with blah-black accessories, which she wore to the British Olympic Ball in London.
This twist on the LBD with a roll-neck and flouncy sleeves wasn’t the most flattering way to show off Jessica’s physique, but the athletics champ did ensure her legs were on display at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in September 2010.
Jess showed off her more formal side at Ascot in 2010, choosing a red hat and cardigan teamed with playful oversized pearls and diamond stud earrings.
The athlete glammed it up for the Sports Industry Awards in London, wearing a ruffle-skirted black dress under a cropped shimmering cardi with floral appliqués.
Jess added some serious sparkle to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in 2009 when she turned up on the red carpet in a shimmering LBD and tumbling ringlet updo. Her grey wool wide-lapel jacket didn’t exactly complement all the sequins, but we bet it kept her warm in the December chill!
Testing out what would become her tried-and-tested formula of simple, leg-highlighting dress, minimal accessories and heels, Jess looked pretty in a one-shouldered jacquard frock with ruffle embellishment at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards.
Jess flaunted her muscular gams in a tiered silk mini-dress at the Omega Constellation Collection launch party in 2009. Simple peep-toes and wavy hair finished off the breezy look.
For one of her earliest red carpet appearances at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, Jess went girly-girl in a soft pink satin dress with flouncy hem, metallic shoes and clutch and a black pashmina.