The fashion crimes of Sochi

02:11, Feb 14 2014
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
PLYUSCHENKO OF RUSSIA; JOUBERT OF FRANCE & GODOROZHA OF UKRAINE: Mesh was the order of the day for the men on ice - embellished with everything from tiny rash-like love hearts to lightning bolts and duct tape. The only other accessories required? Dodgy bangs and buckets of attitude (although the Russian is falling a bit behind on the latter).
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
GE OF UZBEKISTAN & ROMANENKOV OF ESTONIA: When wearing mesh it is also essential to at one point in the routine pull at it in a moment of pure on-ice passion. Powerful.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
RAKIMGALIEV OF KAZAKHSTAN: Turning a too-big suspender issue *must-remember-to-fire-stylist-post-routine* into a piece of ice gliding magic. What a pro.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
THE NORWEGIAN CURLING TEAM: Stop the games folks, these guys have officially won based on jaunty pants choice alone.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
TEAM AMERICA: Ralph Lauren, it's time to retire.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
SAVCHENKO FROM GERMANY: Highlights here include suggestive sequin work, a neon pink scrunchie and tights that creepily swallow feet.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
A RUSSIAN FAN: A for effort, F for empathy towards the spectators behind you.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
TEAM GERMANY: The poor German athletes were forced to repurpose pool lilos and Team China's tablecloths from four years ago. Budgets are tight.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
THE RUSSIAN CURLING TEAM: Meanwhile, Team Russia look like staff at Club Med Bali. AND ... Matching socks. Brilliance.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
MACHIDA OF JAPAN: Scrap that, they should have all accessorised with feathers. Yes plumage + sparkles + see-through armpit mesh definitely ups an outfit's game.
Fashion crimes at the Winter Olympics
REYNOLDS OF CANADA: Meanwhile, Canada seems to have forgotten this poor lad's costume and crafted a makeshift one from clothes stolen from Tara Reid's lost luggage and Bieber's 'pretending-to-be-King-Jofrey-dress-up-drawer'.

Lycra, mesh, feathers and figure skaters (well, natch) dominate the style fail gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

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