Courtesy NFL Women’s Apparel
Long before the Oscars appearances and TV show cameos, Stacy Keibler was garnering plenty of A-list attention on the sidelines at Baltimore Ravens games, where she was a cheerleader from age 18. But even though she hasn’t worn the team’s colors in an official capacity for some time, the star remains a huge fan, dragging beaus to the games and rooting hard for the team during their recent Super Bowl win.
And now she’s taking that fandom a step further, helping design a collection with Meesh & Mia for NFL Women’s Apparel and starring in an upcoming ad campaign (along with stars like Karolina Kurkova and Hilary Rhoda). And in addition to speaking to PEOPLE exclusively about her love for all things Ravens and style, she shared a glimpse at her old Ravens uniform so we can see just how far her football fanatic fashion has come.
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“Purple has always been one of my favorite colors, so naturally that was my favorite thing about my Ravens uniform,” Keibler says about her cheerleading days. “My least favorite thing would have to be wearing next to nothing when at times it was freezing and snowing out!”
That’s one thing she’s addressed with her new collection. “I love pairing my Ravens striped boat neck shirt with a pair of wide couture pants and a blazer,” she says of the outfit she’s sporting in the ad shots. “It’s great for game day, with the added bonus that you can easily wear it out after. Ladies need options that are supercool and that fit!”
A lack of options is why she decided to take matters into her own hands, helping collaborate on a collection that will include “everything from sequins to [sexy] silhouettes, which allows you to jazz up your team pride in a very feminine, chic way … everyday, not just on game day.”
So she’s got plenty of options for football season, but if called to action, would she get back in her old Ravens two-piece uniform again? “I am a loyal Baltimore Ravens fan, and with the team being the reigning Super Bowl champions, if duty called, of course I would!” she said. John Harbaugh, are you listening?
Into Keibler’s football-meets-fashion endeavor? Check out the NFL Style Lounges happening across the country this fall and stay tuned for more info on how to rock your team colors in style. Tell us: What’s your favorite tailgate ensemble?