OK… I think that gymnastics is the best event to watch in the summer Olympics. In fact, it’s the only event that I really make a point of watching.
I just have to say… I’m super intrigued this year by the abundance of hair scrunchies in women’s gymnastics attire. Is the scrunchie making a comeback? Or is this an Olympics-only trend?
Join me after the jump for way more photos and commentary. I’m curious to see what you all are thinking about this important fashion issue.
As you can see, we’re not talking one or two scrunchie sightings. Scrunchies are a HUGE DEAL in gymnastics fashion. I did a bit of research, and apparently scrunchies are a gymnast’s best bet for keeping hair in place during those crazy twists and twirls through the air.
Some of these are definitely cuter than others. I may be biased, but I think the Canadian red scrunchie with the white flower is kind of fun. And I think I could totally accomplish the messy bun with hair-out-the-bottom look that the US team is sporting. I can’t see myself adding the glitter spray that team Russia is fond of. And just NO to the little bendy clips all over the place.
We are seeing a lot of other ‘80’s trends in fashion and design (think neon and colour blocking)… maybe the scrunchie will be the next trend to resurface!?!
What do you think? Would you wear one? Fugly or fabulous?
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