When you’re trying to stand out among 200+ countries, you can’t be drab. (Looking at you, Germany.) You can’t do the expected or go with boring colors and designs. You need to pay homage to your country while also looking stylish and keeping athletes’ comfort in mind. With those qualities in mind, here are the best parade of nations outfits, in no particular order.
Bright, colorful, and a touch of amazing design on the women’s skirts.
That’s how you do athletic jackets with style.
While India’s men are kind of boring, the women’s saris are gorgeous.
That vest is perfect.
Colorful? Fun details? A nod to the country’s colors? Barbados has it all, complete with beautiful tailoring and people who know how accessorize.
Pretty colors and pretty details all topped with a great hat.
The colors, the rickrack, the super awesome hats — I’d wear this to a beach wedding.
Nothing to add here.
Great Britain’s jackets look pretty boring from the front, but from the back? They show off an awesome Olympic coat of arms.
Out of curiosity, are those women’s dresses on sale anywhere? Asking for me. I want one.
Look, skirts are comfortable and look great. Every woman knows this, and now the entire delegation from Djibouti is in on the secret.
Like Great Britain, Canada has some boring jackets from the front, but the back? Yes!
It looks like a regular suit-type outfit, but then you look at the men’s shirts. The pattern on the shirt is the same one on the flag, and it is a pattern derived from local plants and flowers.
Check out their ties. The dots are multicolored, meaning every country they came from is included. It’s just so lovely.
The skirt/shoe combo works so, so well.
That shirt has a hoodie and tulle and is still hitting the perfect note.