Lovely or ludicrous, The Opening Ceremony Outfits

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Much has been said about the Olympic’s opening ceremony outfits, from Stella McCartney rushing to say that team GB weren’t in fact wearing her designs to it being revealed that the US team were wearing outfits made in China. Oh dear.

But let’s get serious here. I’m looking for a professional critique of the outfits on show so I’m reverting back to my tried and tested (and extremely scientific) method, lovely or ludicrous. Let’s see who get’s the gold medal…

Much has been said about the Olympic’s opening ceremony outfits, from Stella McCartney rushing to say that team GB weren’t in fact wearing her designs to it being revealed that the US team were wearing outfits made in China. Oh dear.

But let’s get serious here. I’m looking for a professional critique of the outfits on show so i’m reverting back to my tried and tested (and extremely scientific) method, lovely or ludicrous. Let’s see who get’s the gold medal…

 

Spain – Now on the plus here, I would probably wear those shoes. On the negative a man dressed in a giant hot dog suit would not look out of place amongst this group of athletes. On second thought, maybe that’s not so negative. Maybe the Espania embroidered bag is a little overkill on the accessories front, but honestly who doesn’t love a white panama hat?

 

Great Britain – Positive reviewers of the British outfit have called it positively Grecian, a uniform that authentically reflected ancient Greece. Others have said metallic gold lamé collar on the white track jackets looked like something from the 1984 Olympics. Which do you agree with?

 

The Czech Republic – Were the wellies and brollies part of a joke? Yes, we know we get a lot of rain in Britain. Seems a little harsh, no? The rest of the outfit is ticking a lot of boxes though; not ridiculous, good fit, sensible colour palette, and a level of smartness that reflects the occasion. Does all of that really make up for the bad joke though? You decide.

 

Brazil – This ought makes me wonder if the girls were allowed their pick of green or yellow skirt, or were they simply assigned. Sadly I couldn’t get away with either colour but then again the weather’s a little better in Brazil isn’t it. Overall I thought this little opening ceremony number was patriotic, fun and smart. Then again maybe you’re just not a skirt and trainer kind of person.

To be honest with 205 nations competing the options for this little post were EXTENSIVE, so if a personal favourite of yours didn’t make the cut or I missed something that was just fantastically ridiculous, leave a comment below!