Victoria Beckham Opens Up About Constantly Being In Tight Dresses, Says It Was A Sign Of Insecurity. We Get It
It is a fact that our insecurities often come gnawing at us, during our weakest times. It is when you’re struggling with love or finances or your career or life itself, that these make an appearance and slowly chip away your confidence and zest for life. And often, these aren’t things you’ve been feeling, this is years of listening to the same thing that plays on your mind. And then, we believe these to be the truths. And it has happened to all of us at one point or another, including Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham from The Spice Girls, who found herself bowing down to her insecurities at one time in her life.
You see, today Victoria Beckham stands as an internationally recognised fashion designer and a style icon, but it wasn’t always like that. There was a time when even she wouldn’t entirely sure of what looked best on her, and harboured lots of self doubt, thereby pouring herself into tight-fitting clothes. And recently opening up about just that, Victoria Beckham shared how now that she looks back, she realises it was a sign of insecurity.
When probed about her personal style back in the days of Spice Girls and if she ever got confused about it, she said, “When I was in the Spice Girls there were stylists who dressed the group, but in my personal life I have never worked with a stylist. I used to wear lots of structured dresses with corsetry, and I do still have some of those dresses, but my personal style has become more relaxed. Looking back, I guess it was a sign of insecurity that I would always wear clothes that were very tight, very fitted.”
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And we could, without a shadow of doubt, relate to what she had been going through. After all, how many days have we spent trying to fit ourselves in that one little black dress that we for sure know looks flattering on us, or perhaps only wear our hair a certain way, convinced any other way would make us look odd, or even stop taking chances on anything that wouldn’t definitely come out well on us, all because we were too scared that these things would bring out the unflattering bits of yourself?
In fact, Victoria Beckham was always seen in sheath dresses that would probably require her to workout regularly and would never be seen without her high heels. They were almost like an extension of her.
And while all that anxiousness and lack of trust in ourselves was relatable, what we really did take away from Victoria’s story was the fact that sooner or later, like she rose above any of her insecurities, we would be able to too.
She said, “As the business took off and I got busier, my style changed, because I just can’t run around the studio doing everything in high heels. I’m juggling a lot: being a mum, being a wife, being in the studio every day. I remember one time at a show in New York where I wore a pair of masculine trousers and trainers, and everyone went crazy, “Oh my God, she’s wearing trainers!” My confidence has definitely grown as I’ve got older. I know what works on me, what looks good, what makes me feel confident and comfortable. I don’t feel I have anything to prove now in the way I dress.” And neither do we, it seems!