Victoria Beckham stepped out yesterday in a gorgeous - but distinctly un-VB kind of dress - for her arrival back into the UK and for a Thanksgiving dinner at the Ramsey’s pad. It was ‘70s, it was boho, it was midi, it was patchwork and crafty, it was loose, not ultra-fitted, and it was from Junya Watanabe’s collection for Comme des Garçons this season. It was even paired with some rather casual-looking berry-coloured suede knee-boots. Doesn’t sound like her regular attire, does it? Well, we all know it takes a seriously good piece to get Victoria out of her own brilliant designs these days, like Prada’s geo-embellished A-line skirt or Celine's chunky roll-necks, so this frock must be really hitting some fashion high notes for the designer. This isn’t the first time Mrs Beckham has opted for the directional stylings of this Japanese fashion label – remember the trench-coat-cape hybrid courtesy of Comme?
Despite her love for super-flared jeans and a few sleek ‘70s inspired looks recently, this is the first time we’ve ever seen VB properly breezing through in a bohemian frock and channelling the decade of free love, hippy hair, maxi dresses and disco. Could it be a hint for what’s to come in her next runway offering for autumn/winter 2013? We’re not sure after such sports-luxe minimalism. But this does raise a style question: as we are so used to seeing the trend ticker in ‘60s mini-shifts, ‘50s Audrey Hepburn-style monochrome or minimal ‘90s suiting, which era really suits VB the most? Scroll through the gallery above to see Victoria’s top looks for each decade and tell us which one gets your vote! (Note: Posh does not do the 1980s, thank gawd!)