Victoria Beckham’s Past Fashion Choices Were a Sign of Her Insecurity

Victoria Beckham is best known as a member of the iconic nineties band the Spice Girls.

These days, Beckham no longer breaks it down on stage and prefers to work her talents behind the scenes as a fashion designer and businesswoman instead.

Still, to her fans, Beckham will always be “Posh Spice.” One of her signature looks involved short, tight dresses, usually of the LBD variety — and as Beckham recently revealed, there’s a sad story behind many of her tight, scandalous looks. 

Who is Victoria Beckham?

Victoria Beckham on the red carpet
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Victoria Beckham was born in England in 1974. She was raised in a working-class family, the daughter of an electronic wholesale business owner.

By the time she was a teenager, Beckham had decided to pursue a career in music and supplemented her education by studying dance and modeling. One of Beckham’s early musical efforts included joining a band called Persuasion. However, her time in the band was short-lived, as in the early nineties, she officially joined the group the Spice Girls.

The group’s debut single, “Wannabe,” became a huge hit, and the Spice Girls were shot to worldwide fame.

Over the next several years, Beckham and her bandmates toured the world, gaining legions of devoted fans. In spite of their massive popularity, the Spice Girls ended up disbanding in 2001, with Beckham going on to explore her talents as a solo musician.

Although the group has since reunited several times, Beckham has outgrown the world of tours and stage performances and spends most of her time working on her businesses and raising her family. 

Victoria Beckham’s fashion empire

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Victoria Beckham has made headlines many times due to her high-profile relationship with the renowned soccer player David Beckham. The two started dating in 1997 and by 1998, they were the media’s favorite couple.

In the summer of 1999, David and Victoria Beckham tied the knot, and they have been together ever since. Over the years, they have welcomed four children, including three sons and a daughter. 

In recent years, Beckham has become known as a fashion icon and designer. She launched her own fashion label in 2008 and has appeared as the guest judge on many popular style TV shows, including Project Runway and Germany’s Next Top Model.

In addition, Beckham has worked on various skincare and beauty projects, and written several books. All in all, she is one of England’s biggest success stories, a star who has managed to transcend her pop roots to become a well-respected businesswoman. 

Why did Victoria Beckham wear such tight dresses?

During her days with the Spice Girls and in the years immediately following, Beckham often made headlines for her outfits. She was most often seen in tight, revealing dresses, including many with corset-style tops.

While she always made a splash when she was seen in such outfits, as it turns out, Beckham was terribly insecure about her appearance, and that was the reason for such eye-catching ensembles.

In a recent interview with Us Magazine, Beckham admitted that “it was a sign of insecurity that I would always wear clothes that were very tight, very fitted. My confidence has definitely grown as I’ve got older.”

Beckham also stated that: “I used to wear lots of structured dresses with corsetry and I still have some of those dresses, but my personal style has become more relaxed.”

Even if Beckham’s clothes aren’t as revealing as they used to be, the star is still just as stunning on the red carpet, proving that inherent style never really goes away.