Top 10 Olympic Style Moments

We never thought we’d say this, but OMG, WE ARE SO SAD THE OLYMPICS ARE OVER. *sniff sniff* It feels like just yesterday we were prepping our Opening Ceremony party ensemble, and now the Closing Ceremony is over, and we’re left with nothing but bags of chips and a Spice Girl song stuck in our head. :( The cool part, though, is that this year’s Olympics were not only filled with tons of hard-earned U.S. victories, but also some of THE most unforgettable style moments! From the sparkly leotards to killer nail art to amazing waterproof makeup, there were endless amounts of memorable fashion and beauty looks that will forever be ingrained in our memories. Let’s check out our top 10 picks, shall we?

1.) RYAN LOCHTE’S AMERICAN FLAG GRILL

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First and foremost—Mr. Ryan Lochte. Before a couple weeks ago, we knew next to nothing about this Olympic medal-winning swimmer, but as it turns out he has a SERIOUS penchant for fashion-y kicks, grills, and memorable catchphrases (JEAH!). His decked-out American flag grill almost cost him a gold medal, but we think it was TOTALLY worth it, right? Sooo shinnnyyy.

2.) THE FAB FIVE’S FASHION-FORWARD LEOTARDS

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Oh, hai, remember that time the U.S. women’s gymnastics won gold? NBD. *hair flip* The super talented ladies (Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber) have been deemed the “Fab Five” for their incredible teamwork and ability to be the best-dressed quintuplets in leotards we’ve EVER seen. Well, we sorta just made up that second part, but seriously, look at them! From patriotic onesies to baby pink starred leotards to red hot bedazzled bodysuits, they NEVER failed to look fly while in their Olympic gear. BOW DOWN.

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3.) MISSY FRANKLIN’S PATRIOTIC FINGER AND TOE NAIL ART

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We’ll admit that we’ve fallen in love with Missy Franklin over the past couple weeks—not only for winning five (yes, FIVE) Olympic medals in swimming, but also for donning some of the best nail art in the game! We peeped her sick red, white and blue mani during the competition, but, thanks to Twitter, we found out she ALSO had toe nail art to match. Yep, game over!

4.) VENUS WILLIAMS’ RED, WHITE AND BLUE BEAUTY GAME

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We know that athletes take the whole red, white and blue thing very seriously, and we’re totally into that, but when we spotted Venus Williams’ beauty get-up at the Olympics we were straight-up BLOWN. AWAY. Electric blue eyeliner paired with bright red lips and a KILLER manicure? Ummm, hai, you’re our new hero. Also, please peep her matching braids! #dead

5.) YOHAN BLAKE’S CUSTOM (AND CONTROVERSIAL) $500,000 WATCH

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You’d think sprinter Yohan Blake would be turning heads for his incredible speed, but as it turns out, the Jamaican runner was causing some controversy for a watch he decided to wear during the 100 final. The custom-made $500,000 yellow stunner designed by Richard Mille was a beaut, but totally went against the Olympics’ strict clothing violations. Apparently, athletes are only supposed to wear apparel that is sponsored by their country, which in this case, would be Omega watches. Oopsies!

6.) ALL THAT WATERPROOF SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING MAKEUP

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We already know that synchronized swimmers at the Olympics wear KILLER swimsuits (see: their Michael Jackson-themed ensembles), but how about that makeup? We’re in total awe of their daring beauty routine and the waterproof capabilities of their lipstick/eyeshadow/blush/everything is UNREAL. Like, tell us what brand you’re wearing so we never look bad in the rain EVER again, kthxbi.

7.) KATE MOSS AND NAOMI CAMPBELL IN ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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Last night’s Closing Ceremony was filled with tons of amazing performances, but our favorite fashion moment had to be when British models Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell strutted their stuff onstage in THE most jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen ensembles. Both ladies were dripping in gold amazingness with flawless hair and cheekbones so sharp they looked lethal. YOWZA.

8.) SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS’S SUPER COOL SIDE BRAID

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Sanya Richards-Ross is one of those gals you can’t HELP but like. She’s always bustin’ her butt on the track, and looks dang good while doing it. Personally, we’re fond of her cool-but-totally-practical side braid that goes around the crown of her head down to her ponytail. We couldn’t think of a cuter way to pull our hair back, and sorry, but we’re TOTALLY copping this look on a hot summer day.

9.) THE SPICE GIRLS’ CLOSING CEREMONY OUTFITS

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First off, OMG, THE SPICE GIRLS REUNITED AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY. Secondly, OMG, THEY ALL LOOKED SO GOOD. *single tear* These ladies haven’t aged a day since we last saw them, and for that, they deserve serious props. Victoria Beckham wore a custom black Giles Deacon gown, Geri Halliwell showed off her legs a short Union Jack Suzanne Neville number, Emma Bunton went cutesy in hot pink Maggie Cooke frock, Mel C sported (heh) an athletic white jumpsuit with sneaker wedges, and Mel B looked anything BUT scary in her nearly-nude sequin Zuhair Murad onesie. Me-ow.

10.) EVERY. SINGLE. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS LEOTARD

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Did you watch rhythmic gymnastics? Did you see all the amazeballs, bedazzled, illusion cut-out leotards? Well, then. Case closed, friends. Case. Closed.

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