The Opening Ceremony for Rio is just three shorts away and we are anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the USA Opening Ceremony uniforms. While we wait, we decided to take a look back at some of the best (or worst) looks from the games and pay homage to our retro-inspired roots.

But fashion criticism aside, Team USA's get-ups have come a long way. After all, when the games were first hosted in 1896, there wasn't a cohesive uniform for our athletes. Then came short shorts, snazzy zip front track suits, and some really inexplicably ugly cobalt turtlenecks and red blazers. And while the all-American ugly sweaters deserve the insults, it's worth remembering that Olympic history is littered with goofy, gauche, and unattractive fashion. Here are a few of our favorites.  

1998 – Nagano

1998 Olympics - American Retro

1994 – Lillehammer

1994 Olympics - American Retro

1992 – Albertville

1992 Olympics - American Retro

1988 – Calgary

1988 Olympics - American Retro

1984 – Sarajevo

1984 Olympics - American Retro

1980 – Lake Placid

1980 Olympics - American Retro

As bad as some of these are, we can't help but feel a little nostalgic and we are excited to see the USA Pride this year in Rio.

To celebrate the Olympics, our Red, White and Blue Retro Jelt is now 25% off to get you ready for the games! Get yours now!