*UPDATE JULY 12, 2012: the US announced its 2012 London Olympic outfits this week. The beret is back. Some think this a step backward in fashion and design (though we still argue that the berets aren’t nearly as bad as the rainbow capes).
The outfits worn by the athletes during the Olympics’ Parade of Nations are definitely more than just outfits. Akin to a facebook status, these uniforms worn are under such scrutiny from the public, analyzed down to every last thread and fiber, and used as a means to understand the inner workings of said country better. As a result of being watched under a magnifying glass one would think that the countries would exhibit their best. It is times like these when we are reminded of how different and unique everybody’s fashion tastes are.
What clothes the different countries wear are chosen in order to represent something of that country, be it history, colors, culture, and style (or lack thereof). Some countries have stellar sport wear that I’d be okay with wearing in public, while others look like they’re headed to the safari, or are girl scouts, or wanna-be-jedi’s with multi-colored capes. To each their own, and who am I to judge? I walk around in sweats all day. Take a look and see what you think.
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