Rio 2016 Olympic opening ceremony: Which countries were best dressed?

Flag bearer Forbes Ronald of the Cayman Islands leads his team.
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Flag bearer Forbes Ronald of the Cayman Islands leads his team.

You've seen our take on the worst dressed in the Olympics opening ceremony - now see who brought the best style to Rio.

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CAYMAN ISLANDS: With their unassuming straw hats and little cotton dresses they look like they're on holiday.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony.

DENMARK: Gigi Hadid meets Princess Mary.

Simple red with a bold white sneaker, it's a blue blazer, but the cut makes it seem like a dark wash denim.

UNITED STATES: The US took Opening Ceremony style to a new level this year.

Flag-bearer Michael Phelps (USA) of United States of America leads his contingent during the opening ceremony.
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Flag-bearer Michael Phelps (USA) of United States of America leads his contingent during the opening ceremony.

Their Ralph Lauren numbers had more red, white and blue than Taylor Swift's 4th of July party.

COOK ISLANDS: Great green column dresses teamed with fresh flower crowns.

The female athletes look like they've just come from a beach wedding.

Flag bearer Ella Nicholas of the Cook Islands leads her team.
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Flag bearer Ella Nicholas of the Cook Islands leads her team.

MALDIVES: More like Mal-divas.

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A great gold and red combo with glitzy accessories.

THE NETHERLANDS: They look like what Germany were trying to achieve - simple grey red and blue colour palette.

Flagbearer Aminath Shajan (MDV) of Maldives arrives for the opening ceremony.
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Flagbearer Aminath Shajan (MDV) of Maldives arrives for the opening ceremony.

Just like a COS catalogue.

TONGA: WITH ABS LIKE THAT WHO NEEDS A UNIFORM?

Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua and his well oiled torso became the stars of the athletes' parade.

Flag bearer Pita Nikolas Aufatofua of Tonga leads his Olympic Team.
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Flag bearer Pita Nikolas Aufatofua of Tonga leads his Olympic Team.

SIERRA LEONE: One word for this dress: wearable.

The nautical number can take you from day to night or Olympic Opening Ceremony to a cousin's wedding.

Russia's team arrives for the opening ceremony.
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Russia's team arrives for the opening ceremony.

RUSSIA: How do you bounce back from a doping scandal?

Put on a happy face and a red velvet bow tie, that's how.

 - SMH

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