November 15th, 2011
Victoria Beckham: To Spats Or Not To Spats?
Images via Rob Kim/Getty Images North America & Style.com
Can Victoria Beckham makes spats happen? Or will they go the way of ‘fetch‘?
Victoria is in New York, where she spoke at the Women’s Wear Daily Apparel & Retail CEO Summit last night. She’s the first woman to wear a look from her Spring 2012 collection and in doing so wore the item that most perplexed us: spats.
When we reviewed Victoria’s collection in September we weren’t even sure what these were. ‘Are they trousers? Tights?’, we wondered aloud. As it turns out they are indeed spats and we still don’t know what to make of them. For those of you unfamiliar with spats, we direct you to Wikipedia. Spats have previously been seen on marching bands and 19th Century French soldiers.
We think this look as a whole is what’s bugging us. There’s something about a strapless dress with covered legs that really bugs us. With a long silhouette like this, it’s not necessary for modesty’s sake. Would we like the spats more if they were with a shorter hem so as to mimic knee-high boots?
We think we need to see this on a non-model human being to figure it out. While we are okay with the shorter version that mimics the look of slouchy ankle boots, there’s just something about the tall version we can’t get behind.
How do you feel about VB’s spats? Do you think they’re a fun alternative to boots and a good way to change up a pair of heels? Or do you think they should have died with Napoleon?