August 3, 2012 2:39 AM EST
London Olympic Fashion Disasters
The first week of the London 2012 Olympics has been a thrill-a-thon of greatness by sportsmen and women from Great Britain and around the world.
But while spectators have been focusing on the performances, the world's greatest athletes have sometimes been revealed as paying scant attention to their own wardrobes.
The fashion police went into the attack immediately when the Space Age-inspired uniform worn by Team GB for the opening ceremony was heavily criticised. Some fans called it "garish" and "unflattering".
British designer Stella McCartney was forced to deny she was behind the white and gold tracksuits created by high street chain Next after some critics claimed it made the British squad look like "a team of Elvis impersonators".
Renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani, however, was praised for the "sleek" tracksuits that he created for the Italian Olympic team.
Many teams, including Jamaica and Brazil, have also managed to embody the spirit of the games with their sporty creations, while others fell short of the mark.
IBTimes UK takes a looks at some of the fashion hits and misses of London 2012.
Space Age-inspired uniforms worn by Team GB for the Olympics opening ceremony were created by high street store Next. However, the garish outfits did not go down very well, with some fans describing the British squad as 'a team of Elvis impersonators'. Or even Abba.
US swimming champ Ryan Lochte wanted to wear these snazzy trainers to pick up his gold for the 400-metre individual medley but was forced stick to the regulation American uniform
Team USA wore a very formal outfit, designed by Ralph Lauren, to the opening ceremony for the London Olympics. The entire ensemble, complete with French beret looked more appropriate for a sailing trip rather that competing in the games.
Despite clearly paying great attention to detail, these suits designed by Bosco are a sight for sore eyes - literally
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani was the mastermind behind Italy's Olympic uniform. Despite the lack of colour, they actually look like something that winning athletes would wear.
Jamaica's Olympic uniform, designed by Bob Marley's' daughter Cedella Marley, represent the Caribbean island perfectly. It's bold, vibrant and full of colour.
It is not clear why team Slovakia thought a black fedora would represent athletic prowess
Team Brazil came ready to compete in their official uniform kit. The sporty styles and bright colours looked just as fun as the games should be.