One cannot talk about the highly-awaited Spice Girls reunion show at the London Olympics without discussing the fashion worn by the beloved members: Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Brown (Scary), Victoria Beckham (Posh) and Geri Halliwell (Ginger), each known for their wild styles and signature looks.
The Spice Girls performed in front of an estimated 300 million viewers around the world, not to mention the 80,000 at Olympic Stadium, belting out their hit songs like “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life.” Arriving in style on multicolored taxis, the girl group took the stage, assembled to look like the Union Jack, standing on top of their Hackney cabs before dancing around.
Their performance did not disappoint, nor did their sartorial choices, as each Spice girl dazzled while channeling their unique personas, each moniker a signature throughout the 1990s.
Rumors swirled last week that the Spice Girls would all be wearing Giles Deacon for the Closing Ceremony, before the girls’ stylists squashed the rumors. Victoria Beckham, however, did don a Giles Deacon creation for the show, despite owning a clothing label of her own.
Here’s a roundup of what each of the ladies wore.
Victoria Beckham, Posh Spice
Beckham wore a show-stopping black mullet gown by British designer Giles Deacon, cut with a long train in the back and a short hem in the front, showing off her toned and ageless gams. She paired the custom-made dress, spattered with gold beading and torn fabric, with sky-high black Christian Louboutin pumps, naturally.
“I adore Victoria,” Deacon told style blog Now. ”We’ve dressed her many times!
I’m totally open to dressing anybody.”The dress was custom made by Deacon, but inspired by one the looks in his Fall 2012 collection.
Emma Bunton, Baby Spice
Bunton wore her signature pink color with a dress by Maggie Cook, with sequined architectural shoulders. Her blonde locks were glossy and tousled, shining almost as much as her silver glitter peep-toe pumps.
Geri Haliwell, Ginger Spice
Halliwell ditched her infamous Union Jack dress (you remember, that blue one with the British flag adorned on it juxtaposed with her flaming red hair) for a strapless red mini dress designed by Suzanne Neville. The skirt had a peplum flair with Union Jack flag ruffled on the back. Haliwell paired the dress with a Olympic-inspired golden tiara designed by Halo & Co. and Isabel Marant gold “Dicker” ankle bootes.
Melanie Brown, Scary Spice
Brown shined in an embellished cat suit by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, with gold detailing. The suit was nude and skin tight with intricate gold detailing paired with her signature “Scary Spice” afro.
Melanie Chisholm, Sport Spice
For the reunion of the season, Chisholm left her Adidas track pants and tank top at the gym, opting for chic with an all-white ensemble by JD Sports. The jumpsuit has side split pnts and a silver waistband, pared to match with her silver wedged trainers.