Simone Biles’s Latest Instagram Post Is Giving Major Modern Rapunzel Vibes (& Yes We Found Her Exact Dress)

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Simone Biles will always be remembered as one of the greatest athletes of all time, but in the past few months she’s also been solidifying herself as something of a fashion icon. She’s posted photos to Instagram wearing trendy cut-out dresses, Gucci pool wraps, a leather corset mini dress and matching gloves and modeling her new collaboration with Athleta Girl. And who could forget her incredible Met Gala look by AREA x Athleta? But Biles’s latest post might just be our favorite yet, and it’s giving us major modern Rapunzel vibes.

The gorgeous portrait of the superstar gymnast features Biles wearing a white halter-neck gown with red, maroon and blue crochet detail at the top and hip-length locks that would be the envy of any princess. Her accessories are minimal, just a pair of matching red hoop earrings. She chose not to caption the post or tag anyone else, like the designer or makeup artist, instead letting her stunning smile take center stage.

But some quick Googling informed us that the photo is from a 2021 Glamour photoshoot Biles posed for right before the Tokyo Olympics. This is actually the second throwback image Biles has posted from the magazine feature, as it turns out her pop-star inspired leather minidress was also from the same shoot.

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We lso managed to track down the dress, which is still available to buy—if you’re willing to drop some serious cash. The dress, by Proenza Schouler, goes for $1,590. It also comes in black with a black, white, beige and caramel brown top if you prefer something a little more autumnal. (The earrings are also Proenza Schouler.)

While we wish we could come up with an excuse to splurge on such a gorgeous gown (and finally have something in common with the most decorated gymnast in history), for now we might just opt for a more casual, affordable option—like this multi-colored midi by ASOS ($37) or this pumpkin-spice hued halter by Cult Gaia ($398).

Available in sizes XS to L



Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...