Dancing With The Stars Costumes: Karina Smirnoff’s Southern InspirationApr 30, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
Last night’s Dancing With The Stars was all about Latin flavor, so Jacoby Jones and partner Karina Smirnoff befittingly kicked off the evening with some serious hip action. Performing the salsa to Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro,” the duo looked fresh in white ensembles. “Most people expect outrageous, multicolor costumes for Latin dance but I wanted to take a different route,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com. “I took the dance to South Beach. South Beach is filled with happy energy and simple dresses. I added small amounts of fringe and feathers to make my costume stand out.” Miami wasn’t the only place on Smirnoff’s mind: She said the fleur-de-lis on the neckline of her dress was an homage to New Orleans, Jones’ hometown. Click the photo to see more of their costumes, and find out if they make it to the next round on tonight’s live results show at 9/8c on ABC.