Olympics: NZ uniform voted among best, Aussies 'worst'


The New Zealand Olympic team uniform has been rated as one of the best by Time magazine ahead of the London Games.

In a list of the 'best, worst and just plain weird', New Zealand joined notoriously fashionable countries France and Italy (the homes of Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci respectively) in the best list.

The mainly grey, white and black pieces were inspired by uniforms from the 1948 New Zealand Olympic team - the year the summer Games were last held in London.

They were designed by Rodd and Gunn's Irena Prikryll.

"The white trim on the black blazers are a nice touch, but we could do without the big bow on the busy, patterned dress," the Time website says.

The uniform attracted mixed reviews from nzherald.co.nz readers with 17 percent of the 9100 voters saying they 'Love it!', while 14 percent voted for 'Ugh'.

Countries that made the worst list include Australia's 'lawn bowls' look, Spain's 'NASCAR' inspired tracksuits and Russia's dizzy red and white ensemble.

China's outfit was also compared with Ronald McDonald.

Jamaica, Great Britain, Germany and South Korea were also rated amongst the best while Time labelled the USA's Ralph Lauren outfits as "preppy".

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