While Olympic competitions judge speed, accuracy and endurance, we at Stylesight are more intrigued by the sartorial statements being made in London. Perhaps in no other discipline does costume play a bigger role than synchronized swimming – summer’s answer to figure skating. We were glued to nbcolympics.com yesterday, watching the duet technical competition, where underwater ballerinas showed off bedazzled costumes, bold makeup and shellacked(?) hair. Like wind-up toys, teams open their routines with some very dramatic, oft-bizarre choreography and poses. We captured some of our favorites below.
Top finishers, Russia and Spain, also had what we thought were the most forward (read: understated) swimsuits of the night. Coincidence? The fashion show continues today, as teams scissor kick, twirl, vogue, moonwalk and bank heist their way through the free competition.