21 of the Coolest (and Kookiest) Olympics Outfits Ever
Opening ceremony duds at their finest
The Olympics are awesome for a number of reasons. And as much as we love watching superhuman feats of strength and athleticism, our favorite part might be the outfits. Namely, those on parade during the opening ceremony. Here, 21 of the most interesting (for better or worse) looks from years past.
Cool hats, classic suits. An all-around win.
Is it weird that we’d wear every single one of these pieces today?
Dresses and caps, perfect for sporting.
To have half the confidence of this fine gent…
Can’t decide the best part: The white tights, the dark loafers or the over-the-shoulder mom purses.
Fleur Delacour, is that you?
Lest there be any confusion that you’re from down undah.
After this they’re going to space.
After this they’re auditioning for a community theater production of The Sound of Music.
Would love to know the story behind this one.
1996: Burkina Faso
Matching sets: hot since ’96.
Yes, Mr. Rogers sweaters. Yes.
Secret Service agents or Olympians? You be the judge.
That’s one way to make sure your country stands out.
Or you could go the opposite route and try to camouflage with the track.
The housecoat comeback you didn’t know you wanted.
When you’re going for gold at 10:30 but gotta get to church by 11.
It’s often best to literally wear your gender on your sleeve.
2012: Czech Republic
Those unisex wellies though…
Huge missed opportunity if they didn’t walk out to “Eye of the Tiger.”
Taste the rainbow, be the rainbow, win the rainbow.