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13 photos that show how Olympic style has evolved since the first Winter Games in 1924

INSIDER Logo By Caroline Praderio of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 14:  At the very first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France in 1924, athletes wore bulky wool sweaters, long skirts, and hardly any safety gear. Today - as athletes all over the world prepare for the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea - Olympians favor sleek, aerodynamic looks engineered for speed.  Olympic style has changed a lot over the years, adapting not only to changing tastes but also to the increasing intensity of winter sports. A new photo collection compiled by Getty Images shows just how dramatic these changes have been.  INSIDER asked senior archive editor Darrell Ingham, who curated the photos, about some of the collection's highlights. Here's a glimpse into the evolution of Olympic uniforms.

At the very first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France in 1924, athletes wore bulky wool sweaters, long skirts, and hardly any safety gear. Today - as athletes all over the world prepare for the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea - Olympians favor sleek, aerodynamic looks engineered for speed.

Olympic style has changed a lot over the years, adapting not only to changing tastes but also to the increasing intensity of winter sports. A new photo collection compiled by Getty Images shows just how dramatic these changes have been.

INSIDER asked senior archive editor Darrell Ingham, who curated the photos, about some of the collection's highlights. Here's a glimpse into the evolution of Olympic uniforms.

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