Posh Spice—as she will forever be known at the Gloffice, sorry Mrs. Beckham—showed up at Wimbledon this past weekend donning an ensemble her mid-'90s self would have wholeheartedly approved of: a little black spaghetti-strap dress. This dress got us thinking. We are borderline infatuated with today's Posh (the various haircuts, her respectable clothing line, her husband, their mini clones children…and her 2007 reality-TV show, Victoria Beckham: Coming To America, not to be missed on YouTube), but it’s really the Victoria Adams of yore that will "Viva Forever" in our hearts and wardrobe choices.
Why? Well, for one, the Spice Girls knew a thing or two about promoting a positive female message: “Girl Power!” It’s not just a tagline, it’s a way of life, right Sheryl Sandberg?
It's been 16 years since all five members dominated the airwaves with Spiceworld (the 2000 album, Forever, does not really count, as Ginger had jumped ship...rude). And though the girl group will occasionally reassemble for a sold-out world tour, the performance of their lives for an Olympics closing ceremony, or mini Twitter reunions, these days, they are more occupied with their own babies than with Baby Spice. We miss the best worst movie ever made, Spice World. We miss living in a Spice World and pretending to be a Spice Girl, Chupa Chups and all.
So, in case you’ve forgotten how to channel your Spice of choice, we’ve taken a moment to break down their millennial uniforms, and suggest you add a few choice items to your daily dress code:
Baby Spice: Short babydoll dress, platform shoes, high pigtails, and a lollipop.
Ginger Spice: Hot pants, a bustier top (especially of the Union Jack persuasion), big red hair with blonde streaks framing her face, and a bold lip.
Posh Spice: Clingy and skimpy LBDs, vertiginous strappy sandals, absolutely no smile (mainly still holds true), and a shoulder-grazing blunt cut.
Scary Spice: Bell bottom cheetah-print pants, a matching bra “top,” the occasional matching trench coat, and big hair with two gold wrapped buns/horns positioned at the hairline.
Sporty Spice: Track pants, a sports bra, sneakers, and a high ponytail.
Let these five women be a constant source of inspiration for both style and spirit. And while you await the next reunion of the Spice Women, take a look back at their best days and "Never Give Up On The Good Times"!