The Spice Girls were a legitimate pop phenomenon with legitimately terrible style, but that’s not their fault – the era was known for some pretty misguided fashion taste. But after the phenom fizzled, the five members were left to forge identities apart from their on-stage personas.
To her credit, Victoria Beckham has always lived up to her moniker – Posh – but the definition of posh has changed along with her ever-evolving sartorial sensibilities. In 2000, Beckham parted ways with the Spice Girls to launch a solo career, which was accompanied by a stint as a model at London Fashion Week, a brand ambassadorship for Dolce & Gabbana, and a fashion collaboration with Rock & Republic. Through it all, she favored a signature look: sky-high heels, a body-conscious silhouette, and a severe asymmetrical bob.
As her music career dwindled and her fashion career ramped up, Beckham leaned into the look, and was constantly spotted wearing Roland Mouret ‘Galaxy’ dresses and giant Hermès ‘Birkin’ bags. In fact, her very first collection designing for her eponymous label in 2008 featured skintight dresses in the same styles we had become so accustomed to her wearing in her daily life.
Over the past decade as a bonafide fashion designer – who now enjoys the backing of the private equity firm Neo Investment Partners to the tune of $40 million – Beckham’s fashion sense has evolved as rapidly as her designs. From body-conscious silhouettes to oversized menswear-inspired separates, Beckham has completely and radically changed her look. The benefit is evidenced by her thriving brand, which is a go-to for working women because of its chic, comfortable staples.
To bring this all into sharp relief, allow us to submit into evidence the incredibly stylish week she just had. The Beckham that walked the streets of New York last week in a Pepto Bismol pink linen summer dress is not the same Beckham who once unironically sported a head-to-toe leopard print ensemble that would have made RuPaul proud. In 2018, her style is now surprisingly minimal, vibrant, and accessible. Color us impressed.
A potent combination of baby blue and lipstick red made her stand out from the crowd at the Dior Homme show.
A perfect summer look, accessorized with a pop of color, is the definition of posh.
This multi-colored elegant dress is the most pastel look Beckham has ever served, and we are here for it.
Not only can we copy + paste this look from our existing wardrobe, but now we have a reason to.
This double-denim look proves the Canadian tuxedo is a chic alternative to the summer suit.