Earlier today, Aussie swimmers got together to unveil the swimsuits they'll be wearing for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Brittany Elmslie, Melanie Schlanger, Bronte Barratt and Cameron McEvoy launched the costumes by Australian sportswear brand Speedo, and so far the reviews have been both good and bad.
While we're all for an athletic-inspired design or a sports-luxe get up, the Australian swimming uniform doesn't combine fashion and sport in the way we'd normally like. But then again, we're not the ones swimming laps. One design is splashed with a bright print blending kangaroos and Australian maps in our national colours of green and "gold", while the other contrasted black with a different, neon-type green.
Schlanger, who will be wearing the pieces for the games, is a fan and posted a team photo to her Twitter account. "Vintage print and bright colours. Love it!" she wrote, but other social media users haven't been so friendly to Speedo's designs. Perhaps we all need to remember that this is the Commonwealth Games we're talking about, and just like our mums would say, "it's not a fashion parade".
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