The London Olympics 2012 has just begun after months of waiting and anticipation. People were curious about the actual view of the stadium and the Olympic Park. Hence, the most awaited event revealed is not just the teams who would be representing their countries but the kind of pride that they are bringing as they went on a parade to show their Olympic uniforms. There are thousands of delegates and athletes who proudly waved not just their flags, but the priceless designs of their clothes that symbolize their preparedness to be of one cause in this once-every-4-years event. Aside from Mascots who have their uniforms, which are identified in their names and colors, here are the top picks among all the countries that walked on the stage to introduce their country. These top 10 best Olympic uniforms were chosen based on the designs, the details, and the overall feedback given by the sport commentators, critics, and the people across the globe.
Their uniforms are so simple when it comes to the combination of colors found in their flag which are red, white, and blue. Hence, it became catchy because of the fashion catwalk that the Paraguayan athletes made who was also noted in Beijing Olympics 2008. She is Leryn Franco who is an expert in the javelin throw.
The combination of blue and orange are few of the best colors that fashion critics have noted when this team uniform was unveiled during the opening Ceremony of London Olympics 2012. In fact, it became a fashion statement for them and not just a uniform that represented their country. The colors that they have picked really symbolize the natural beauty that Netherlands possesses.
Everyone loves how they have played red in this year’s Olympics. The combination of black skirts for girls, which is covered with red cardigan, was really a good choice. It looks simple, but it is really stylish, especially that the girls led the parade to showcase what their team got, which signifies their bravery to stand in the midst of the crowd.
They wear all smiles while walking and showing their designed uniforms, which were created by Suitsupply. They were wearing navy suit jackets, royal blue ties, black leather belts, and white jeans, which are of really cool and soothing colors. None has expected that these color mixes would go well, which was all in favor for them. They were able to carry their uniforms with dignity, classiness, and confidence, which were evident on the beams in their faces.
Mexico is known for varieties of color combinations, which really represented their culture and traditions despite of the contemporary designs that other teams have made. Nevertheless, they were able to showcase it with different touches of color combinations as per event or competition that each athlete represents. It’s very casual and it’s really appropriate for the Summer Olympics while maintaining the classic style yet still stylish color mix of bottoms and tops.
Their uniform caught controversy because the materials used were all imported from China. Despite of the fact that they were designed by Ralph Lauren, some of its critics, especially that the reason why they bought almost everything from China, was the cheaper cost that it offers. In fact, it has been the topic in Congress wherein there were separate reactions. Indeed, some would pick the simple designs of USA, but because of the issues associated with it, because of the competition in mobile technology, it has affected the integrity of the team. Nonetheless, it has stood out because this is what America is all about; freestyle, independence, and simplicity with the red, white, and blue.
They have displayed and modeled their clean-cut look with blue green blazers for women paired with a professional knee-length pencil skirts while wearing their sports spandex. It also goes with men with their crisp white trousers and their coolest spandex. It’s indeed a cool combination of professional and sporty look with the white and blue green color mixes.
They looked cool, comfortable, and confident while showcasing their Giorgio Armani designs. In fact, the fashion experts and critics have different views about the simple styles that Armani created for them, wherein they have maintained and achieved as one of the best dressed athletes in London Olympics 2012. They still looked sophisticated despite of the sporty and casual look that the Olympics bring to the athletes, and to this team. They made the right choice to have the famous designer take care of the details of their uniform. They have shown the patriotic side that they have with a simple polo and jacket that has embroidery of the Italian National Anthem which is really amazing.
2. Great Britain
Thanks to Stella McCartney who conceptualized the Great Britain’s team uniform for this year’s Olympics, she actually worked and had hands-on collaboration with the popular sports provider, Adidas, in coming up in about 600 looks for the whole team; with the main goal of focusing on the Great Britain’s Flag being incorporated with uniforms to be used in various sports. Her definition of the team’s colors is patriotic, practical, and stylish, while wearing the confidence that would boost them that these athletes were chosen to represent their country.
Majority of the designers and fashion critics have nodded their heads to show an affirmation that Jamaica grabbed the floor among all the teams that truly stood as the best Olympic uniform for 2012. It was actually a design made by Cedella who is Bob Marley’s daughter. In fact, majority of the fashion experts also picked this design as number one because of the incorporation of designs and colors which actually stands for Jamaican flag. The edgy designs maintain the sporty look of the athletes while carrying the winning title as best dressed, and uniform for London Olympics 2012. They were able to show the patriotic side by playing with the color mixes which are seen on their flag.