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12 Fashion Facts | The 2016 Rio Olympics

If you haven’t found the time to watch the 2016 Olympics in Rio, then you are missing quite an event.  The opening ceremony was nothing short of breath-taking.  And that was only the beginning!  Winning, losing, crying, bicycle crashes, falls, etc.  The roller coaster of emotions it sends you through is oddly entertaining.  I mean, screaming “USA, USA, USA” at the tv isn’t something I find myself doing too often, so that alone makes it worth the ride.

Through it all, this fearless fashionista can’t help but to be curious about fashion surrounding this huge event.  From weird rules to the real value of a gold medal…check out these 12 fun, fashion facts about the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  1. The amazing dress worn by model, Giselle, during the Opening Ceremony was created by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.
  2. Each gymnastic competitors leotard have 5,000 crystals and would cost about $1,200 in stores.
  3. Venus Williams showed her support for the Red, White, & Blue by wearing red in her box braids.
  4. Speedo created a more modern style of swimsuits for both the female and male swim team.  Their intention when designing was show off their muscle definition and to help the swimmers feel fast while in the water. (Source: Bustle.com)
  5. A U.S. based company, Boathouse Sports, created uniforms for the USA Rowing Team.  The garments are said to be made of “high-wicking micro-denier yarn for greater softness and comfort in wear without sacrificing support or durability.” (Source: USAToday)
  6. Serena Williams stunted on everyone during her Rio match in a beautiful, blue tennis dress that had cutouts!
  7. Classic designer, Ralph Lauren, designed the uniforms for Team USA to wear during the Closing Ceremony parade. (Source: USMagazine)
  8. Claressa Shields, female boxing gold medal Olympic winner, prefers to wear the color of red.  It’s her victory color.  (Source: Bloomberg)
  9. The accessories have left the building!  No rings n’ things…earrings are the only accessory competitors can wear.  (Source: People)
  10. The gold medals given to 1st place winners are not 100% gold.  They are made up of different metals, weigh a bit over a pound, and are valued at about $600. (Source: ChicagoTribute)
  11. Women are going bold around the track this year!  Many participants on the female track team are wearing bold lipstick colors as a way to inspire women to know that we can do it all! (Source: USAToday)
  12. The coach gives the final approval on the nail polish color the competitor wears.   (source: People)

There’s still time to catch more of the events since its last day is Aug 21st.  I’ll keep you posted on all things fashion & style.

What’s your favorite event at the Olympics?

Stay Fearless 💋

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