U.S. Team's Opening Ceremony Outfits Make Critics 'Ralph'

Twitter users didn't miss the boat in mocking the Team USA preppy "yacht" vibe.

Members of the U.S. Olympic Team aren’t on vacation during the Tokyo Olympics ― they just looked it during the opening ceremony, according to critics on social media.

Designer Ralph Lauren once again outfitted the Americans, prompting accusations of sartorial crimes perpetrated on the viewing public ― such as it was. The Olympic Stadium stands were mostly empty because of the pandemic, but fashion critics watching on TV did their gold-medal best to rip the ensembles to shreds.

The U.S. closing ceremony outfits were previewed in April to less-than-sensational acclaim. And now the opening garb is earning its share of barbs, too.

Here are a few opening ceremony images of the outfits, including a blue jacket with Lauren’s famous polo logo and striped shirt accessorized with a flag-like scarf:

And here are the fashionable insults: