Victoria Beckham (Bauer Griffin, Flynetpictures.com, Getty)
Victoria Beckham's '60s Shades (Getty)
brilliantly re-invented her image since her risque days as a Spice Girl. Now, as a designer and mother, she practically epitomizes chic sophistication (with a sexy twist).
The petite brunette has developed a signature style with a consistent thread of '60s charm. Collared sheath dresses, scalloped shifts and Jackie O shades are all essential pieces to her masterfully crafted looks.
While Dita Von Teese
takes a very literal approach to her retro glamour, Victoria modernizes her '60s staples with ultra-tall platforms, statement handbags and ever-changing hair styles. Let's delve into Victoria's love affair with mod apparel and study the elements of this globe-trotting starlet's covetable closet.
Victoria appropriately donned Oscar de la Renta
's luscious green mini for his Spring 2008 fashion show. The legendary designer doesn't generally cater to mod themes, but Victoria selected a piece that gave a notable nod to her favorite era.
Hello, Jackie O! In 2008 the fashion maven accompanied David Beckham
to the ESPY Awards. Nothing channels the elegance of the former Queen of Camelot quite like a pastel sheath dress, oversize shades and a romantic updo.
Victoria made quite the memorable chop in 2008, tossing Twiggy into the mix of her style inspirations. I actually miss her super-short 'do, as she is one of the few people I've known to pull off this style without it aging her. It looked particularly youthful with her form-fitting sheath dresses like this darling boat-neck herringbone number.
Victoria loves to have fun with crisp collars, often channeling vintage secretary dresses with ascot ties and Peter Pan styles. For her arrival at Heathrow airport, she effectively put us casual travelers to shame in a sharp-collared sheath dress and platform pumps.
For her next ultra-mod moment, Victoria met up with Karl Lagerfeld
in a hot tangerine frock. She traded in her favorite shades for a pair of modified cat eyes that were still right on point.
It isn't just Victoria's dresses that have a nostalgic feel, it's also her choice of outerwear. This clever coat, for example, epitomizes the minimal style of the mod movement with its crisp lines, rounded shoulders and funnel neck.
It doesn't get more retro than scallops (a trend that just happens to be recirculating in the form of short shorts and mini skirts). Never one to go too literal with a throw-back style, the fashion guru tossed on a pair of chunky black platforms to add an element of edge.
For shopping in New York City, Victoria once again slipped into a shift dress, this one from her own line. The simplicity of this look is what's truly captivating as she chose to wear nude heels and a muted pink frock sans dramatic accessories.
Want to emulate Victoria's signature style? Follow these fundamental steps:1.
Show your legs! Long-sleeve or short sleeve, sheath or shift, Victoria is rarely seen in a style that doesn't show off her stems.2.
The bigger the better—when it comes to shades, that is.3.
Play with pretty collars. If you love the chic school girl look, you're in luck, bowed necklines and darling collars are everywhere right now (and oh-so-'60s).4.
Don't over-accessorize: One of the most brilliant aspects of mod fashion is sweet minimalism.5.
The sky is the limit! For this petite celeb, anyway. Victoria never gives her feet a rest, perpetually wearing stacked platforms whether she's shopping or hitting up the airport. That's some serious style commitment for you.
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