10 Stylish US Olympics Uniforms, From 1936 Until Now

It’s all about the red, white, and blue.

Here are the best US Olympics uniforms through the years, from skirt suits to athletic shorts and ev...
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Though Ralph Lauren has been the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic team since 2008, its looks throughout history have run the gamut. From skirt suits to athletic shorts and everything in between, here are the best through the years.

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In 1936, the women of the Olympic team returned from Berlin in white midi skirts and blue blazers with varsity sweaters underneath, which one can only assume were knit in red, white, and blue.
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In 1948, the women’s ski team was outfitted in shearling coats to keep warm in Switzerland when they weren’t competing (pictured here, right before departing from New York City), which is a far cry from the spandex jumpsuits and lightweight down jackets worn today.
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In Rome in 1960, the team was dressed in matching white bottoms (skirts for the women; pants for the men) and navy blazers, all with white berets and top hats.
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In Mexico City, the uniforms took on a mod vibe with all women dressed in white mini dresses with a navy and red chevron graphic on the chest, and the men in bright red blazers that topped navy turtlenecks and white pants.
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It seemed to be a western theme at the Winter Olympics in 1984, held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, as the team was dressed in a red, white, and blue knit and jeans, topped with a shearling jacket and finished off with a cowboy hat.
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The iconic “Magnificent Seven” — the womens gymnastics team in 1996 — stood on the podium in Atlanta wearing navy silk joggers topped with a red, white, and blue flame-printed zip-up to match.
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Sporty was the name of the game in 2004 in Athens, Greece, where the U.S. Olympic team walked out at the opening ceremony wearing athletic shorts, bright red T-shirts, and short-sleeved navy baseball jackets.
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In 2008, Ralph Lauren was first given the honor of dressing the U.S. Olympic team, for which the brand chose white bottoms and navy blazers for the Opening Ceremony in Beijing. The American designer has held the job ever since.
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The U.S. Olympic Team bundled up in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, wearing a white turtleneck and jeans layered under a stars and stripes knit cardigan, and finished off with snow boots laced in red.
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For the postponed Summer 2020 Olympics — held in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan — Ralph Lauren opted for a more casual aesthetic ensemble: a navy and white striped T-shirt, navy blazer, dark wash blue jeans, and white sneakers.

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