When Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, took the track, you were watching not only for what was sure to be a dominant performance but also for her style choices. From her long, colorful nails to her makeup and hair, the three-time Olympic gold medalist was truly a trendsetter. But aside from her beauty moves, Flo-Jo was known for her track suits. From one-legged ensembles sure to showcase a muscular thigh to pieces made out of lace and in bold colors, she never bored when she was competing (unless she had to wear a standard track uniform, which she did from time to time — including at the Seoul Olympics). The one-legged look, in particular, ended up becoming her signature, but according to Flo-Jo, all of her suits helped her excel on the track. As she once said, “Dress good to look good. Look good to feel good. And feel good to run fast!”
Check out 11 times the late track star and Black history maker set fashion trends while setting world records.