If you asked us kids of the nineties to define our childhood with just a few phrases, “girl power” and “The Spice Girls” would undoubtedly reign supreme.
Therefore, we couldn’t be happier with the fact that Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell has designed a collection for Next which essentially pays homage to the dress we will always remember her for.
“The Union Jack dress was my favorite stage outfit,” Geri said. “With everything that is happening this year such as the Olympics and the Jubilee it just felt the right time to design an updated version of the dress for my range with Next.”
And updated it is – look how modest the new dress is in comparison… you only have to compare the hemline of the two dresses to see the difference! The original was in fact a Gucci dress which her sister sewed a Union Jack tea towel (yes, a tea towel!) on to. It then fetched a staggering £41,320 at auction!
We’re glad we don’t have to part with that much cash to emulate Ginger Spice, as the dress Geri is wearing retails for just £199.
Call it national pride, nostalgia or a bit of both, but we really, really think we may invest.
Long live Girl Power!