Next Unveil Team GB Olympic Formal Wear

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Next have unveiled the formal wear Team GB will be wearing for official duties at the London 2012 Olympics, but the result has split popular fashion opinion.

The dark-coloured outfits look like a slightly better recreation of the retailer’s staff uniforms, with the women being given somewhat tacky Union flag embellished Lycra dresses and unflattering school-style shoes, while the men have a navy suit and tie combination, paired with bulky black shoes. But comfort is the priority here – the men’s suits have breathable underarm mesh panels, while the women’s jackets are formed of hi-tech stretch jersey.

In case you are a fan of the Olympic looks, replicas of selected pieces are on sale now in 31 Next stores, including the men’s suit at £220, and a Union Jack clutch bag for £25.

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