For any Scottish athlete wanting to bury their head in their beige kilts right about now, don’t worry. Olympic and Commonwealth opening ceremonies have been the sight of many a fashion disaster. Here are some outfits from history that will make even Scotland’s effort look restrained.
Australia: 2014 Commonwealth Games
As well as Scotland’s brave choice, the Aussies have been preparing for a chilly Glasgow summer with these bizarre kermit-coloured knitted jumpers and rain coats.
USA: 1980 Winter Olympics
Howdy partner! Team USA go for the winter cowboy look in Lake Placid 1980.
Australia: 1992 Olympics
Another nod to Australian fashion sense, this effort in Barcelona appeared to be channelling the spirit of Crocodile Dundee.
Hungary: 2008 Olympics
The red handbags may have been dashing, but from a distance Hungary’s 2008 athletes looked like they had been shot at with paintball guns. Bet they were a nightmare to wash, too.
Russia: 1996 Olympics
We bet Vladimir Putin hated these rainbow-coloured hats worn by the Russian team in 1996. At least they look proud to be there.
Japan: 2004 Olympics
The Japanese team were ready come rain or shine in Athens with these fetching rain coats.
Mexico: 2012 Olympics
Strong effort from the Mexican team during London 2012 here. The Scots should have known that “updating” traditional designs was always going to end in tears.
Switzerland: 2008 Olympics
Oh Roger Federer, you’re normally so suave. How could Switzerland let you leave looking like this?