As anyone who watches the Olympics knows, the opening and closing ceremonies are a big deal. And while most of the weight of those events is shouldered by the hosting country, every competing team feels some pressure to properly represent their nation. After looking at the newly released uniforms, though, I don’t think America has to worry.
These swanky outfits seem reminiscent of our country’s Navy uniforms, but a touch of class that only Ralph Lauren could bring. I especially love the white slacks and skirts — though they may be wearing blazers and scarves, the liberal use of white reminds us that these are the summer Olympics.
I also love that, for once, the red, white and blue combo doesn’t look tacky or cheesy — just classy. Talk about an impressive presentation for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Ralph Lauren is also designing a whole line of Olympic clothing for the athletes to wear during training and leisure, which is also available for the public to purchase online. Now, I don’t know how comfortable I would be wearing a $200 Team U.S.A. Polo dress, but I’m definitely digging the snazzy berets. (And if you want to really look like an Olympian, the ceremonial blazers are also on sale — for $600.)
What do you think of this year’s uniforms, Lovelies?