Team USA's Opening Ceremony Uniforms Revealed
We're just a few weeks shy from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which means that the excitement is building. It also means that it's high time we took a peek at what Team USA will be wearing for the festivities. We got our wish on Thursday's episode of TODAY, when the Team USA Opening Ceremony uniforms were revealed. And let me tell you, they sure are patriotic.
The uniforms were manufactured in the U.S. and dreamed up by American designer Ralph Lauren. You'd be hard-pressed to find a designer who better speaks to the sensibility of American sportswear, which is probably why this is the fourth year that Lauren has been the official outfitter for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.
For the Opening and Closing Ceremony parades, Team USA will be outfitted in:
a knit patchwork cardigan emblazoned with stars ($598), paired with a cream cotton turtleneck sweater ($245), slim-fitting white fleece athletic pants bearing the “Team USA” label ($165), black leather boots with bright red laces ($395) and a cotton belt accented with American graphics ($75). Of course, there’s also a reindeer hat ($95).
While not exactly subtle, it's hard to imagine a more, well, spirited look for Team USA. After all, the Olympics are partially about loving your country. I challenge you not to catch the red, white, and blue bug in this cardi:
The full Olympic collection is available for purchase on the Ralph Lauren and Team USA websites, in case you fancy yourself the next Olympic hopeful or just want to get your ironic patriotism on. If those prices have you cringing, keep in mind that the proceeds from the official Team USA cardigan will go towards the U.S. Olympic Committee.
My final words of wisdom to Team USA? Just be thankful you don't have to rock Norway's curling team uniform.
Images: Ralph Lauren