Eagles’ cheerleaders: Do the new Vera Wang duds sizzle or fizzle?

September 29th, 2013 | by Rob Hopwood | Comments

 

Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders perform before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders perform before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia Eagles fans may have noticed something different during the team’s home opener earlier this month. The cheerleaders had new uniforms.

The Eagles unveiled uniforms for the cheerleaders in 2003 that were designed by Vera Wang, an American fashion designer known for her bridesmaid and wedding gowns. They were the first squad in the NFL to wear outfits created by an internationally famous fashion designer. This year, Wang redesigned the team’s uniforms.

The squad’s updated white, black and midnight green uniforms, seen above, debuted on Sept. 15.

“It was an honor to create the uniform design that has now become synonymous with the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders,” Wang said in a statement. “I always embrace the opportunity to work on extensions of my original creations and enjoyed designing new signature pieces for the beautiful and talented cheerleaders to wear this year.”

 

How does the squad’s updated uniform compare to those worn by other NFL squads? Which team do you think wears the best-designed uniforms? Let us know your opinion in the comments after the photos.

San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego Chargers cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Dallas Cowboys

A member of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders performs during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams,  Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A member of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders performs during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform during the second half of their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday,Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform during the second half of their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday,Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Chiefs defeated the Giants 31-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Chiefs defeated the Giants 31-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders perform a practice routine before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday,  Sept.  29, 2013 in Tampa, Fla.. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders perform a practice routine before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 in Tampa, Fla.. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams cheerleaders perform during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

St. Louis Rams cheerleaders perform during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders line up before an NFL football game between the Ravens and the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders line up before an NFL football game between the Ravens and the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.(AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.(AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Jaguars 45-17. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Jaguars 45-17. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans cheerleaders perform in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee Titans cheerleaders perform in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

 

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