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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:30 PM

Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: The 17 Worst Outfits of the Night


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1275750-olympic-opening-ceremony-2012-the-17-worst-outfits-of-the-night

cheecky article & slideshow..

Poor UK.. They went with Elvis




It was ironic that David Bowie's "Heroes" was playing as Team GB entered the Olympic Stadium wearing its gold-shouldered unis, because these awful uniforms made these wonderful athletes look something like Ziggy Stardust.

The women in front, on the other hand, looked like they’re going to a prom. In 1974.

Either that or they're the worst bridesmaid dresses ever.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1272327-olympic-medal-count-2012-updated-tracker-standings-and-list-of-winners

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Reply Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: The 17 Worst Outfits of the Night (Original post)
SoCalDem Jul 2012 OP
proud patriot Jul 2012 #1
valerief Jul 2012 #2
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #3
valerief Jul 2012 #5
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #6
valerief Jul 2012 #11
valerief Jul 2012 #10
1monster Jul 2012 #4
DURHAM D Jul 2012 #7
1monster Jul 2012 #14
Baitball Blogger Jul 2012 #8
xmas74 Jul 2012 #9
jannyk Jul 2012 #12
Retrograde Jul 2012 #13

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:33 PM

1. I liked the GB outfits

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:34 PM

2. Thank you for your concern, Willard. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:35 PM

3. I did not write the article

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:47 PM

5. Aw, heck, I thought you might laugh.

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:01 PM

6. I did..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:51 PM

11. good!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:40 PM

4. That article was ethnocentric, bad manners, and just plain mean. I'll bet the person who wrote

it is the quintessential UGLY AMERICAN.

I like a lot of those outfits.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:02 PM

7. The writer's name is Adam Hirshfield.

From his bio - "He has an advanced degree in religious studies."

figures...

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:24 PM

14. Ayup.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:13 PM

8. It really sucks when you make it that high up the ladder and you can't rewear the outfit.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. Jackass.

I know some Samoans-good people and they do wear more of the traditional things whenever able. I love their clothes-fun, lots of prints, and great colors.

Aruba-love the bright blue color. It's fun, compared to some of the drabness of other countries.
Bahrain-the colors were gorgeous!
Belarus-simple with a splash of color. I don't know what's wrong with the outfit.
Bulgaria-I wish seersucker would make a comeback! I'd wear it.
Czech Republic-they seem to be having fun. I like it-who cares what they're wearing.
Dominican Republic-didn't seem that abnormal to me. I know people here in Missouri who would consider that to be a "dressy" look.
Estonia-their pride is written across their chest. While not my cup of tea, it's not awful.
Germany-I make a comment about liking their outfits last night. Fun.
Guyana-another simple style, with a splash of color.
Kyrgyzstan-not the worst I've ever seen-not by any means.
Marshall Islands-loved the look!
Poland-what was wrong? It's not bad. I know women who'd wear that entire outfit to church on Sunday morning without a pause.
Spain-bright, fun colors.
Sweden-those shirts can be found on any college campus during the fall. It makes the athletes look exactly like what they are-young adults. What's wrong with that?
Ukraine-I'm a sucker for pattern. Yes, it's a bit overdone in some spots but just a bit would be really fun.
Great Britain-take the gold out from under the arms (they look a bit like the perspiration pads women would wear with dresses). Otherwise, it fit with the song as they walked in. It should-this was their Olympics and dammit they were playing Bowie! If you're intro is to anything Bowie you should be flamboyant!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:52 PM

12. Fail!

"The women in front, on the other hand, looked like they’re going to a prom. In 1974. Either that or they're the worst bridesmaid dresses ever."

Errr, the 'women' in front are children volunteers - they were the escorts for the teams and all were included with the British Team's parade.

The woman holding the country nameplate has a dress with pictures of other volunteers on it.

Ignorant beacherreport, terribly ignorant.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:09 PM

13. Pfui. American Samoa got my vote for one of the better outfits of the evening

Not that I take fashion advice from a writer who doesn't know what a bowler hat looks like (hint: it has a rounded top, not like the ones the Belarus delegation are wearing).

The German uniforms were weird - what were they thinking when they chose those colors? And my first thought when I saw the Polish women was that someone bled all over their nice white dresses.

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