You Have To See Team USA's Opening Uniforms

by Sienna Fantozzi

The 2016 Rio Olympics kick off today, August 5th, and while we're all totally stoked for the games to actually begin, there's something else that deserves a little bit of our attention first, because the Team USA Rio opening ceremony uniforms are the most eye-catching they've ever been. Seriously, wait until you see this.

We got a look at the all-American closing ceremony uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, a while back, but they've managed to keep the opening ceremony uniforms under wraps for far longer. But as you can imagine, it was totally worth the wait, because these uniforms are seriously great.

The Team USA opening ceremony uniforms were also designed by Ralph Lauren, and at first inspection, they seem like that classic, preppy vibe we have come to expect from the designer, but this year, there's a little something something extra. The team is wearing a navy blue blazer with a striped shirt and white pants, which is a little more chic and polished than the casual closing ceremony uniforms, but the best part is totally the flag bearer's uniform. Every blazer has "USA" on the back, but the flag bearer's lights up. Talk about catching everyones attention there.

So nothing too out of the ordinary there — classic, chic, and polished. But wait until you see the back:

Totally ground-breaking, and a seriously influential way to kick off the games. So not only is Team USA going to kill it in their events, but they have the style game on lock.

Erik Shoji

Looking super fresh, guys!

Serena Williams

The tennis team in formation.

Haley Augello

Meet your wrestling team.

Rickie Fowler & Michael Phelps

Heart-eyed emojis all around.

Miles Chamley-Watson

Sunglasses on point.

Dagmara Wozniak

Purple hair was a good choice, Dagmara!

Jeremy Taiwo

Need those boat shoes.

Abby Johnston

Get that gold, girls.

Maya Dorito

Golden hour, indeed.

Tina Charles & Carmelo Anthony

NY representtttt.

Phil Dalhausser

So spiffy.

Elena Delle Donne


Daryl Homer & Sue Bird

All set to dominate!

Meghan O'Leary

You're never too old to play dress up.

Jake Dalton

Ugh, adorbs.

Women's Rowing Team

Even though they won't be attending the ceremony, they're still rocking the uniforms.

Ashley Nee

A million cool points for the silly faces.

Katie Meili

Even her nail polish is repping 'merica!

Steele Johnson & Kyrie Irving

So handsome.

Angel Mccoughtry

All set to slay.

Gevvie Stone

Could she be any cuter?!

Jess Parratto

Fact: The uniforms look even better with a Snapchat filter.

Elizabeth Beisel & Allison Schmitt

So excited and they can't hide it.

Townley Haas & Jack Conger

Game faces on.

Allison Schmitt & Michael Phelps

She's as stoked about this jacket as we are.

Sam Mikulak


Katie Reinprecht, Kat Sharkey, & Julia Reinprecht

The more I see this shirt, the more I want to own it.

Vincent Hancock

Ready for the ceremony!

Tony Azvedo

Cue the "awww's".

Chase Kalisz

So artsy.

Men's Waterpolo Team

Watch out, world. They're comin' for ya!

Courtney Okolo

Rocking that Polo.

Kim Rhode

Oh hey Opening Ceremony!

Men's Rugby Team


Bubba Watson

Lookin' so fly.

Grace Latz

Mini American flag? Too cute.

Henrik Rummel

These are some seriously good looking dudes right here.

Christa Dietzen

Smiles all around!

April Ross

Chillin' in style.

Leah Smith

Cutest friends award.

Women's Hockey Team