10 Standout Uniforms at the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony

Cameroon, Micronesia, Tonga and more.
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The U.S. at the Parade of Nations at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The U.S. at the Parade of Nations at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

If you, like many others on the Internet, aren't thrilled with Team USA's prep-tastic Opening Ceremony uniforms courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren, never fear! The traditional Parade of Nations at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday didn't disappoint on the apparel front. While some countries stuck to safe, easy designs — suits of all kinds proved popular — others used the evening as an opportunity to represent their cultural heritage. 

Nations like Micronesia and the Cook Islands wore tropical floral prints and lush flower crowns, while African countries such as Burundi and Cameroon wore lively and traditional garb. And then there was Tonga's flag-bearer, Pita Taufatofua, who did it all shirtless and slathered himself up in what appeared to be baby oil. (Photographic evidence ahead.)

Click through the gallery below for 10 standout Opening Ceremony uniforms.

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