Olympic uniforms have gotten extremely fashionable in recent years. In the past, sports like gymnastics have gotten all the attention for stylish threads, but the 2016 Rio Games have seriously stepped it up in the fashion department. So, who designed the USA women's Olympic Basketball team uniforms? With A-list designers like Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Christian Louboutin on the fashion roster, you know this year's apparel is killer all around.
According to Sports Illustrated, the brand behind the US women's basketball uniforms is none other than Nike. The athletic wear label is notorious for combining functionality with a dash of style, so it's no wonder they were enlisted for the prestigious role.
If you haven't yet caught a glimpse of the Olympic jerseys, rest assured, they are totally rad. The all-white jerseys which read "USA" in bold red and each player's number in dark blue, are patriotic in the chicest way possible. Not only do they look good, but they employ innovative technology-focused designs, something Nike is really good at. Each jersey features two options for arm holes, Well + Good reports, allowing for a more custom fit to each player's size.
Take a look at the awesome uniforms.
The jerseys weren't the only part of the uniform that were adjusted. According to Well + Good, Nike also designed two options for shorts, including one with a traditional high waistband, and another low-rise style that sits at the hips.
The uniforms also include lots of mesh panels, adding extra room for breathability and movement. Seeing the uniforms in action, it's easy to tell they are just as comfortable as they are stylish.
With incredibly cool uniforms like these, there's no doubt these ladies will score the Gold.