When style queen and savvy business lady Victoria Beckham first launched her fashion label she fast cemented her status as the ultimate brand ambassador – her figure-hugging tighter-than-tight sheath dresses were worn anywhere and everywhere, with towering platform heels and that signature steely pout. Her sexy body-shaping frocks continue to sell like crazy because they nip and tuck in all of the right places, but VB’s personal style has taken a turn in the opposite direction over the past fortnight...
VB has ditched the showy sass and her new look is supersized, subtle and so very chic. Big’n’baggy dressing means she’s turned her attention to wide-stride trousers, mannish coats, demure midi skirts and loose-fit blouses. A bit like, one could say, the Olsen twins. Or Rachel Zoe. Those two eclectic sisters and the A-list stylist are all well known for their approach to dressing drowning in clothes.
VB working her new supersize styling
Some would argue that the bigger the clothes the smaller the wearer looks. Others would acknowledge that these blown-out proportions are actually a significant style movement on the runways of this season and next. You’d be hard pushed to find a stitch of body-con on the catwalks for spring, but you will uncover many a BIG item: like Stella McCartney’s rounded dresses, Acne’s giant maxi skirts or Chloe’s boxy separates.
See the baggy clothes similarity between VB and Ashley Olsen?
Unlike Mary-Kate and Ashley's scruffy-cool, loafer-wearing, wet-hair ways, VB doesn’t dress the big’n’baggy down. Oh no, the designer has glam pretty much written into her DNA, so she’ll pair this chic array of XXL pieces with her favourite heels – the Casadei Blade – aviator sunglasses and a glossy mane.