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.

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1924: Egypt

Cool hats, classic suits. An all-around win.

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1936: USA

Is it weird that we’d wear every single one of these pieces today?

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1968: France

Dresses and caps, perfect for sporting.

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1968: Mongolia

To have half the confidence of this fine gent…

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1968: USA

Can’t decide the best part: The white tights, the dark loafers or the over-the-shoulder mom purses.

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1976: France

Fleur Delacour, is that you?

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1984: Australia

Lest there be any confusion that you’re from down undah.

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1992: France

After this they’re going to space.

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1992: Croatia

After this they’re auditioning for a community theater production of The Sound of Music.

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1992: Morocco

Would love to know the story behind this one.

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1996: Burkina Faso

Matching sets: hot since ’96.

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1998: USA

Yes, Mr. Rogers sweaters. Yes.

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1998: Greece

Secret Service agents or Olympians? You be the judge.

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2000: Japan

That’s one way to make sure your country stands out.

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2000: Norway

Or you could go the opposite route and try to camouflage with the track.

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2004: Japan

The housecoat comeback you didn’t know you wanted.

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2008: Hungary

When you’re going for gold at 10:30 but gotta get to church by 11.

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2012: Germany

It’s often best to literally wear your gender on your sleeve.

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2012: Czech Republic

Those unisex wellies though…

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2012: Malaysia

Huge missed opportunity if they didn’t walk out to “Eye of the Tiger.”

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2014: Germany

Taste the rainbow, be the rainbow, win the rainbow.

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