The Spice Girls at the Viva Forever! launch in London.
Photo: Getty Images
Even though we’ve kept ourselves busy tracking Victoria Beckham’s fashion world domination, Geri Halliwell’s design endeavors, and playing “Say You’ll Be There” for the millionth time, we admit- we still miss the Spice Girls. Although the band members have gone their separate ways over the past couple of years, they reunited today to launch their new musical Viva Forever! And just in case there was any doubt in your mind, they made it clear with their sleek glam style that these ladies are all grown up. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Melanie Brown aka Mel B. aka Scary Spice looked super chic in her charcoal gray sleeveless dress. The frock’s modest length and her beauty choices (prim bun, minimal makeup) is a TOTAL 180 from the leopard-clad pantsless diva we remember from the group’s iconic ’97 photo below, but don’t worry- her studded pumps and arm tats remind us she’s still the fierce girl we know and love. Remember Melanie Chisholm, otherwise known as Sporty Spice? She’s swapped her signature crop top and baggy white pants for a more feminine- but also white!- look. We love how the various layers on the frock make this mini-maxi mashup totally original. Last time we heard from Geri Halliwell, the British musician was trying her hand at design with a collection of Union Jack-motif gear. Today she’s ditched the red, white, and blue for a girly light pink dress with a lace overlay. Here’s hoping she’s still got that iconic stars and stripes leotard stashed in her closet! Like Mel C., Emma Bunton stuck to the original Baby Spice color scheme. But instead of reviving the original powder blue babydoll dress, she chose a more grown-up (and decidedly less sheer) navy blue wrap dress for the Viva Forever! event. Lastly, there’s Mrs. Victoria Beckham. Between a solo career, her successful clothing line, and a marriage to David Beckham (yeah, you may have heard of him….) Posh Spice has come a LONG way since the “Spice Up Your Life” days. Even so, she’s the one member of the band who’s stuck closest to her original ’90s personal style. In other words, body con and black, black, black.
The Spice Girls at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
They all look fabulous, but which Spice Girl member do you think shows off her new style the best at the Viva Forever! launch? And most importantly, which version of the Spice Girls do you prefer- then or now?!