The airport is famously Victoria Beckham’s preferred runway, but once upon a time, football stadiums provided the backdrop to her looks. Before her eponymous brand was on the Paris Fashion Week schedule, Beckham felt right at home in the stands, wearing outfits that any Noughties football fan could identify with.
o cheer on husband David on the pitch, VB adopted what became an instantly recognisable fashion formula: bug-eye sunglasses, strappy tops with low-cut necklines, Birkin bags, dazzling watches and just a splash of tongue-in-cheek England merch. These days, VB is far more likely to be found in a swishy colour block dress or a sharply tailored blazer, but as Beckham, a docuseries charting David’s rise to football stardom – and the Posh and Becks origin story – lands on Netflix, a nation of fashion fans is feeling nostalgic for the early days of Victoria’s wardrobe.
Scroll for a selection of Beckham’s best football fan looks from David’s playing days.
Showing her support at the Euros 2004 quarter-final match between Portugal and England.
All decked out in Barbie pink – Birkin included – in the LA Galaxy days.
She wore a floral corset top and high-shine aviators to cheer on England against Croatia at the 2004 Euros.
Donning a red “England rocks” tank top and denim cut-offs for the 2006 World Cup.
Kitted out in England regalia again for the Euros 2004.
Watching her husband David – England captain at the time – play in the 2006 World Cup.
Another day, another tank top at the Euros 2004.
Taking her seat for the World Cup 2006 quarter-final game, which England lost to Portugal.
Clutching one of her many Birkins while navigating the crowds at the 2006 World Cup.
With her son Brooklyn at the Dubai Football Challenge match between AC Milan and Hamburger SV.
Holding a young Cruz Beckham at the Spanish Liga match between Real Madrid and Mallorca.
In her blonde asymmetric bob phase, watching LA Galaxy take on Chelsea.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.