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Rio 2016 Olympic Games 10 most stylish outfits at the opening ceremony

We all know how much team Ghana made us proud when they came out looking gorgeous in their Kente made outfit but here are 10 other teams that came to shine at the opening ceremony too.

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Fashion once again reigned supreme at this year’s Rio opening ceremony. Several nations as part of their preparations for this year’s tournament which will be running for 3 weeks also made massive plans for uniforms they will be donning during the official ceremonies and other sporting events. One could describe the match pass as mega fashion show for the sporting world where every nation under the sun showcased their country’s fashion and style.

We all know how much team Ghana made us proud when they came out looking gorgeous in their Kente made outfit but here are 10 other teams that came to shine at the opening ceremony too.



Team Canada had a stylish Olympic uniform that deserves a gold medal just for it’s colour, impeccable tailoring and the signature maple leaf adornments. The uniforms were designed  by fashion design brand, DSquared2 and with production credits going to Hudson’s Bay, one of Canadian largest department store.

2. Britain


With the Britain’s capital, London being one of the world’s fashion capitals it was not shocking to see the Brits come out well tailored jackets by  Stella McCartney in collaboration with Adidas. You could feel the United Kingdom’s heritage as play with the use of the country’s new coat of arms and the Union Jack colors in the navy blue leggings, white sweaters, red accents throughout the uniforms. The large Great Britain embroidery printed all over the uniform was the perfect way to brand these athletes.

3. USA


Team USA also came to this year’s competition in full fashion and we all can tell why especially with Ralph Lauren as it’s designer. The USA uniform included white shorts, button-down shirts, striped belts and the signature Polo logo with a man on a horse playing the game.  The preppy aesthetic with nautical inspiration was seen in everything they wore from head to toe. 

4. Brazil


Obviously, the host nation was bound to be in the list someway somehow but they honestly made it here with their floral print uniforms. The blue blazer and the fedora hat al made us remember Brazil for the beautiful nation it is. Perhaps they could have gone for a more carnival inspired look like we know them for but nevertheless they slayed

5. Benin


B is for Best dressed and  it goes to this African team. Maybe their Nigerian neighbours could have consulted them before wearing those hideous tracksuits to the pitch.  The Benin team even though quite small in number proved that wearing your country’s traditional outfits to a conference of 200 nation is the best thing you could ever do.  We are certain their beautiful green headgears, red sash and yellow outfits have sent a message to the world about African style.

6. Togo


Since we are talking about Benin then let’s just talk about their neighbours Togo and their wonderful uniforms for the opening ceremony. The Togolese team created stunning African print shirts over white tailored pants as their official Rio Uniform. The world couldn’t take their eyes of  the vibrant colours and proud team of athletes.

7. Australia


The Aussies also came to the games with stylish uniforms. They team chose to adorn themselves with pinstripe blazers over white pants and stylish scarfs that were inspired by the 1924 Olympics. 8

8. Indonesia


The Indonesian team looked fully regally in traditional costumes at the event. From red and white blazers to elegant headgears and wraps the team stole the hearts of many with users on social media hailing them as the best dressed at the event.

9. Tonga


The Tongan national team wasn’t bad after all with their traditional wear but what caught everyone’s attention was the heavily greased flagbearer who was also shirtless.  The athlete has become such a hit on social media for his look but who can fault him when Tonga is the world’s leading exporter of body oil.

10. San Marino


The San Marino team didn’t look like they were there for a sporting tournament because they went hard on their style perhaps a little too black-tie. The  ladies dazzled in midi white dresses and their men in full dapper suits.

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