Women's gymnastic uniforms through the years

See how women's gymnastic fashion has changed over the decades at the Olympics. --Tiara Chiaramonte, Yahoo! Sports

25 OCT 1968: VERA CASLAVSKA OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN ACTION DURING THE SIDE HORSE VAULT COMPETITION AT THE 1968 SUMMER OLYMPICS HELD IN MEXICO CITY. CASLAVSKA WON THE VAULT EVENT WITH A SCORE OF 19.775 POINTS.
CASLAVSKA CZECHOSLOVAKIA VAULT GOLD
25 OCT 1968: VERA CASLAVSKA OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN ACTION DURING THE SIDE HORSE VAULT COMPETITION AT THE 1968 SUMMER OLYMPICS HELD IN MEXICO CITY. CASLAVSKA WON THE VAULT EVENT WITH A SCORE OF 19.775 POINTS.
Vera Cavalavska (CZE), winner of 5 gold medals at the 1968 Olympics, pictured in 1964. Mandatory Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT
Vera Cavlavska
Vera Cavalavska (CZE), winner of 5 gold medals at the 1968 Olympics, pictured in 1964. Mandatory Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT
1972: Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union in action during the gymnastics competition at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. The pretty gymnast won gold on the balance beam, the floor exercises and was also a member of the winning all-round team aswell as a silver medalist on the uneven parallel bars. She captured the hearts of the world with her impish style and brilliant smile. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/Allsport
OLGA KORBUT FROM THE USSR
1972: Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union in action during the gymnastics competition at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. The pretty gymnast won gold on the balance beam, the floor exercises and was also a member of the winning all-round team aswell as a silver medalist on the uneven parallel bars. She captured the hearts of the world with her impish style and brilliant smile. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/Allsport
1976: Nadia Comaneci of Romania performs the floor excercise during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mandatory Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT
Nadia Comaneci
1976: Nadia Comaneci of Romania performs the floor excercise during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mandatory Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT
AUG 1984: KATHY JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES PERFORMS ONE OF HER VAULTS DURING THE SIDE HORSE VAULT EVENT AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS.
JOHNSON USA GYMNASTICS VAULT
AUG 1984: KATHY JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES PERFORMS ONE OF HER VAULTS DURING THE SIDE HORSE VAULT EVENT AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS.
5 AUG 1984: ZHOU PING OF CHINA COMPETES ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING THE GYMNASTICS AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS.
ZHOU PING CHINA BALANCE BEAM 1984
5 AUG 1984: ZHOU PING OF CHINA COMPETES ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING THE GYMNASTICS AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS.
11 AUGUST 1984: LORI FUNG OF CANADA WINS THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE INAUGURAL RHYTHMIC ALL-AROUND GYMNASTICS AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS. FUNG WINS WITH A TOTAL POINTS SCORE OF 57.95 POINTS.
LORI FUNG CANADA GOLD RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
11 AUGUST 1984: LORI FUNG OF CANADA WINS THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE INAUGURAL RHYTHMIC ALL-AROUND GYMNASTICS AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS. FUNG WINS WITH A TOTAL POINTS SCORE OF 57.95 POINTS.
3 Aug 1984: Mary Lou Retton of the United States looks on during the women''s all-around competition at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Retton won the gold medal in the event. Mandatory Credit: Steve Powell /Allsport
Mary Lou Retton
3 Aug 1984: Mary Lou Retton of the United States looks on during the women''s all-around competition at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Retton won the gold medal in the event. Mandatory Credit: Steve Powell /Allsport
5 AUG 1984: ECATERINA SZABO OF ROMANIA IN ACTION DURING HER ROUTINE ON THE ASSYMETRICAL BARS AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS.
ECATERINA SZABO ROMANIA ASSYMETRICAL BARS
5 AUG 1984: ECATERINA SZABO OF ROMANIA IN ACTION DURING HER ROUTINE ON THE ASSYMETRICAL BARS AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS.
5 AUG 1984: ROMI KESSLER OF SWITZERLAND IN ACTION DURING HER ROUTINE ON THE BALANCE BEAM AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS. KESSLER FINISHED IN 6TH PLACE WITH A SCORE OF 19.35.
KESSLER SWITZERLAND BALANCE BEAM
5 AUG 1984: ROMI KESSLER OF SWITZERLAND IN ACTION DURING HER ROUTINE ON THE BALANCE BEAM AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS. KESSLER FINISHED IN 6TH PLACE WITH A SCORE OF 19.35.
23 SEP 1988: YELENA SHUSHUNOVA OF THE SOVIET UNION PERFORMS HER ROUTINE ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING THE GYMNASTICS COMPETITION AT THE 1988 SEOUL OLYMPICS.
BALANCE BEAM SHUSHUNOVA USSR
23 SEP 1988: YELENA SHUSHUNOVA OF THE SOVIET UNION PERFORMS HER ROUTINE ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING THE GYMNASTICS COMPETITION AT THE 1988 SEOUL OLYMPICS.
21 SEP 1988: THE GYMNASTICS TEAM OF THE SOVIET UNION (CENTRE) RECEIVE THEIR GOLD MEDALS AFTER WINNING THE TEAM COMBINED COMPETITION AS THEY ARE FLANKED BY ROMANIA (RIGHT) AND EAST GERMANY (LEFT) AT THE 1988 SEOUL OLYMPICS.
GYMANSTICS TEAM USSR GOLD
21 SEP 1988: THE GYMNASTICS TEAM OF THE SOVIET UNION (CENTRE) RECEIVE THEIR GOLD MEDALS AFTER WINNING THE TEAM COMBINED COMPETITION AS THEY ARE FLANKED BY ROMANIA (RIGHT) AND EAST GERMANY (LEFT) AT THE 1988 SEOUL OLYMPICS.
5 AUG 1988: MARY LOU RETTON OF THE UNITED STATES PERFORMS A FLIP ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING HER ROUTINE AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS. RETTON WON THE OVERALL GYMNASTICS GOLD MEDAL.
RETTON USA BALANCE BEAM
5 AUG 1988: MARY LOU RETTON OF THE UNITED STATES PERFORMS A FLIP ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING HER ROUTINE AT THE 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS. RETTON WON THE OVERALL GYMNASTICS GOLD MEDAL.
1992: Kim Zmeskal of the USA in action in the floor exercise at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Zmeskal placed 6th in the floor exercise and 10th in the All-Around. Mandatory Credit: David Cannon/Allsport
1992 Barcelona Olympics Zmeskal
1992: Kim Zmeskal of the USA in action in the floor exercise at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Zmeskal placed 6th in the floor exercise and 10th in the All-Around. Mandatory Credit: David Cannon/Allsport
BARCELONA - 1992: (L-R) Kim Zmeskal, Kerri Strug, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Wendy Bruce and Betty Okino of the United States stand on the podium after winning the Bronze medal in Women's artistic team all-around in gymnastics during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
1992 Summer Olympics
BARCELONA - 1992: (L-R) Kim Zmeskal, Kerri Strug, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Wendy Bruce and Betty Okino of the United States stand on the podium after winning the Bronze medal in Women's artistic team all-around in gymnastics during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
BARCELONA - 1992: Shannon Miller of the United States competes in gymnastics during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
1992 Summer Olympics
BARCELONA - 1992: Shannon Miller of the United States competes in gymnastics during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
8 AUG 1992: CHRISTIANE KLUMP OF GERMANY PERFORMS HER ROUTINE WITH THE HOOP DURING THE RHYTHMIC ALL-AROUND COMPETITION AT THE 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPICS.
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS KLUMP GER
8 AUG 1992: CHRISTIANE KLUMP OF GERMANY PERFORMS HER ROUTINE WITH THE HOOP DURING THE RHYTHMIC ALL-AROUND COMPETITION AT THE 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPICS.
25 Jul 1996: Dominique Dawes of the USA in action in the womens individual all around final at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia.
ASP154 Olympics Gymnastics
25 Jul 1996: Dominique Dawes of the USA in action in the womens individual all around final at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia.
31 Jul 1996: at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Oly Gym
31 Jul 1996: at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
25 Jul 1996: Lilia Podkopayeva of the Ukraine wins gold for the womens individual all around gymnastics at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia.
Oly Gymnastics
25 Jul 1996: Lilia Podkopayeva of the Ukraine wins gold for the womens individual all around gymnastics at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia.
14 Aug 1996: Gymnasts Dominique Dawes and Jair Lynch of the USA, both medalists at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, pose together outside Washington, D.C. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Dawes and Lynch
14 Aug 1996: Gymnasts Dominique Dawes and Jair Lynch of the USA, both medalists at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, pose together outside Washington, D.C. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
25 Jul 1996: Gymnast Huilan Mo of China performs on the balance beam during the Olympics at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Huilan Mo
25 Jul 1996: Gymnast Huilan Mo of China performs on the balance beam during the Olympics at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Shaquille O'Neal of the Dream Team lifts up Dominique Moceanu of the USA gymnastics team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
Oly USA
Shaquille O'Neal of the Dream Team lifts up Dominique Moceanu of the USA gymnastics team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
23 Jul 1996: General view of the United States women''s gymnastics team after winning the gold medal in team optionals at the Summer Olympics in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Summer Olympics
23 Jul 1996: General view of the United States women''s gymnastics team after winning the gold medal in team optionals at the Summer Olympics in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
29 Jul 1996: Shannon Miller of the USA in action on the balance beam on her way to a gold medal at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Oly Gymnastics
29 Jul 1996: Shannon Miller of the USA in action on the balance beam on her way to a gold medal at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
19 Sep 2000: Tasha Schwikert-Warren (left), Dominique Dawes (centre) and Amy Chow (right) of the USA celebrate their fourth place in the Womens Team Gymnastics Final on Day Four of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit:Billy Stickland/ALLSPORT
OLY Gym Team
19 Sep 2000: Tasha Schwikert-Warren (left), Dominique Dawes (centre) and Amy Chow (right) of the USA celebrate their fourth place in the Womens Team Gymnastics Final on Day Four of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit:Billy Stickland/ALLSPORT
24 Sep 2000: Elena Zamolodchikova of Russia (centre) wins Gold, Andreea Raducan of Romania (right) wins Silver and Ekaterina Lobazniouk of Russia (left) wins Bronze in the Finals of the Vault at the Sydney Superdome on Day Nine of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport
Elena Zamolodchikova, Andreea Raducan and Ekaterina Lobazniouk
24 Sep 2000: Elena Zamolodchikova of Russia (centre) wins Gold, Andreea Raducan of Romania (right) wins Silver and Ekaterina Lobazniouk of Russia (left) wins Bronze in the Finals of the Vault at the Sydney Superdome on Day Nine of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport
25 Sep 2000: Jie Ling of China in action during the Womens Gymnastics Beam Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day Ten of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport
Jie Ling
25 Sep 2000: Jie Ling of China in action during the Womens Gymnastics Beam Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day Ten of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport
24 Sep 2000: Svetlana Khorkina of Russia (centre) wins Gold, Jie Ling of China (left) wins Silver and Yun Yang of China (right) wins Bronze in the Uneven Bars Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day Nine of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport
Svetlana Khorkina
24 Sep 2000: Svetlana Khorkina of Russia (centre) wins Gold, Jie Ling of China (left) wins Silver and Yun Yang of China (right) wins Bronze in the Uneven Bars Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day Nine of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport
25 Sep 2000: Esther Moya of Spain in action during the Womens Gymnastics Floor Exercise Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport
Esther Moya
25 Sep 2000: Esther Moya of Spain in action during the Womens Gymnastics Floor Exercise Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport
21 Sep 2000: Andreea Raducan of Romania celebrates gold in the Womens Gymnastics Individual All Around Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day Six of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw /Allsport
Andreea Raducan
21 Sep 2000: Andreea Raducan of Romania celebrates gold in the Womens Gymnastics Individual All Around Final at the Sydney Superdome on Day Six of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw /Allsport
19 Sep 2000: Elise Ray of the United States swings over the uneven bars during the Women's Gymnastics at the Sydney Superdome in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Getty Images
Elise Ray
19 Sep 2000: Elise Ray of the United States swings over the uneven bars during the Women's Gymnastics at the Sydney Superdome in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Getty Images
ATHENS - AUGUST 15: Courtney Kupets of the USA performs on the uneven bars in the qualification round of the team event at the women's artistic gymnastics competition on August 15, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Women's Artistic Qualifications
ATHENS - AUGUST 15: Courtney Kupets of the USA performs on the uneven bars in the qualification round of the team event at the women's artistic gymnastics competition on August 15, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 15: Stephanie Moorhouse of Australia competes on the Uneven Bars in the qualification round of the team event at the women's artistic gymnastics competition on August 15, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Women's Artistic Qualifications
ATHENS - AUGUST 15: Stephanie Moorhouse of Australia competes on the Uneven Bars in the qualification round of the team event at the women's artistic gymnastics competition on August 15, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 17: Mohini Bhardwaj of the United States competes in the floor excersize at the women's artistic gymnastics team final competition on August 17, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Womens Artistic Team Final
ATHENS - AUGUST 17: Mohini Bhardwaj of the United States competes in the floor excersize at the women's artistic gymnastics team final competition on August 17, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Li Ya of China poses poses during her performance in the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam finals on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Womens Beam Final
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Li Ya of China poses poses during her performance in the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam finals on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: (L-R) Carly Patterson of United States (silver), Catalina Ponor of Romania (gold) and Alexandra Georgiana Eremia of Romania (bronze) receive their medals for the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam event on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Womens Beam Medal Ceremony
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: (L-R) Carly Patterson of United States (silver), Catalina Ponor of Romania (gold) and Alexandra Georgiana Eremia of Romania (bronze) receive their medals for the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam event on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Allana Slater of Australia competes in the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam finals on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Womens Beam Final
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Allana Slater of Australia competes in the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam finals on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 19: Kunstturnen: Olympische Spiele Athen 2004, Athen; Mehrkampf / Einzel / Frauen; Siegerehrung; Svetlana KHORKINA / RUS / Silber, Carly PATTERSON / USA / Gold, Nan ZHANG / CHN / Bronze 19.08.04. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Olympische Spiele Athen 2004
ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 19: Kunstturnen: Olympische Spiele Athen 2004, Athen; Mehrkampf / Einzel / Frauen; Siegerehrung; Svetlana KHORKINA / RUS / Silber, Carly PATTERSON / USA / Gold, Nan ZHANG / CHN / Bronze 19.08.04. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Carly Patterson of Unites States competes in the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam finals on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Womens Beam Final
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Carly Patterson of Unites States competes in the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam finals on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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