Looks from the Victoria Beckham fall 2012 show.
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If you’re searching for an incredibly tailored, military-inspired frock for fall, look no further. Victoria Beckham’s A/W 2012 collection was filled with one sleek body-conscious dress after another. She proved once again that she has mastered the feminine silhouette by going for modest cuts in curve-hugging shapes, but this time she added round gold buttons, strong epaulettes, and high-cut collars. We loved the color-blocked army green and black form-fitting frock with a double wrapped leather belt paired with slouchy socks. This menswear-inspired dress couldn’t look more feminine with its impeccable tailoring. Victoria’s pieces were mostly muted maroons, greens, and black, but there were a few stand-out colors in her collection—this blue number being our favorite. The bright azure paired with a contrasting maroon collar and cut-out sleeve cuffs adds an updated look to the broad shoulders that were popular during World War II. In another ensemble, she goes all-out military with a structured gold button-up wrap dress paired with gray and black socks. For each look she kept the makeup simple with a bold rep lip, deep side-parted hair, and minimal eye shadow.
Even though the dresses were styled in traditional Victoria fashion, there were still a couple of big surprises. For a few of the looks, she put *gasp* FLAT boots on the models. The queen of platform stilettos added a cute (and practical) option to her fall line, which we love, and she proved that, yes, you can still girly without having to wear sky-high heels. Also, seated in the front row next to Ms. Anna Wintour was none other than Victoria’s hubby David Beckham! This is the first show he’s ever attended, and on his way out, he told WWD that the show was “amazing” and “very strong.” Awww! We agree, David.