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Happy birthday to Victoria Beckham!

From Posh Spice to fashion royalty, Victoria Beckham’s style transformation is now complete. The proud owner of an international fashion empire, she’s a modern day style icon and she’s certainly put in the legwork. Those trademark black bandeau mini-dresses, the his ‘n hers leathers – VB’s trialled every trend going during her time in the spotlight. (Remember the Outta Your Mind bandanas!).

Responsible for many of our favourite ever trends, we can totally credit VB for the invention of shoulder robe-ing, for our love of skinny jeans and oversized sunnies and for initiating the designer-logo fest that was WAG culture (go on, admit it, you enjoyed it in its heyday). Victoria’s career has taken many major turns – Spice Girl, IT girl, solo artist, WAG, designer, mother, philanthrepreneur – and with each new role it seems her style has developed again and again.

When the Beckhams moved to LA she put her stamp on Hollywood style, when David played for Real Madrid she embraced flamenco maxi dresses. This is a woman who knows the global appeal of a great outfit and has proven her commitment to fashion again and again. ‘I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion,’ she once said. ‘Fashion stole my smile!’ Victoria’s hair, too, has had its ups and downs. Everyone copied the ‘Pob’, and what about the bleaching phase, or that original Posh brown hair? All this experimentation, but VB’s signature pout and angular poses have always been the same. These days Victoria tends to only wear designs from her eponymous label (well you would, wouldn’t you) and, as she and David have cooled it on the couples dressing (for now, anyway) their four equally stylish children are starting to take a slice of the style spotlight for themselves.

From the plethora of Roland Mouret Galaxy dresses to old favourites by Armani, Marc Jacobs, Cavalli and more, there’s one heck of a wardrobe at Beckingham Palace for Harper to get her hands on one day.

First up though? Victoria’s giving us a masterclass in how to work colour into our summer wardrobes, wearing a sleeveless jacket from her own collection when out and about in New York.

Image credit: Rex Features
Image credit: Rex Features
Image credit: Rex Features
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Image credit: Rex Features
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