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Going for the Fashion Gold – Olympic Team Uniforms

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Going for the Fashion Gold – Olympic Team Uniforms

Dear USA olympians – I am so sorry about your uniforms. I know you’ve got a lot to worry about, and the US State Department has probably done us a little favor by warning Americans to not wear anything conspicuously patriotic outside the olympic village, but I still feel for you. I would not be happy if I had to wear a sweater made of bits of grandma’s old blankets over baggy sweats and hats that a toddler would reject.

If you haven’t seen these uniforms yet, here’s a photo of our olympians putting on their game face. It’s probably written into some contract that they have to smile while wearing these sad get ups.

Ralph Lauren, you need to step away from your sketch pad. Our athletes deserve better.

The USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms

The USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Thankfully, other countries have stepped up to cleanse our fashion paletes. Here’s a look at what Lacoste, the official designer has done for team France. A touch of understated elegance that looks practical and dare I say warm.  Vive la France!

France

 

Sweden’s H&M gives us sleek, fresh designs. I really like these uniforms, although they hurt just a little bit. Team USA should be this sharp.

Sweden Team Wear by H&M

Oh Norway, I don’t look to you for fashion inspiration, but you stepped up to the plate and hit a solid double here. Classic with a basic contemporary feel.

Norway steps up

Norway steps up

Here is Estonia. Wow, Estonia I never paid attention to you, and you pleasantly surprise me. Your olympians look sharp and really cute at the same time. Good balance of sweet with a healthy dose of class. The sweaters are fresh and the tailored grey slacks divine.

Estonia - you've got it going on

Estonia – you’ve got it going on

But wait, there’s more! Lest you think we’re the only fashion misstep at the games, here is what the intrepid volunteers are decked out in. What can I say? Just NO. Come on, these people are volunteers, why oh why must they suffer this indignity.

Clown suited volunteers.

Clown suited volunteers.

Lastly, we have competition in the sad uniform slalom. Czech Republic, Dr. Seuss called, he wants his hats back.

Why is this poor athlete smiling?

Why is this poor athlete smiling?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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