Wear it like Beckham: Fall’s Top 10 Victoria Beckham-inspired Frocks

Victoria Beckham Fall 2010

Fashion Trends Daily commandment: Know thy fashion self. When you find something that works for you, work it. And then some. Anna Wintour has her trademark bob; Isabella Blow had her conversation-starting hat. Victoria Beckham? Pin-thin skyscraper heels and her waist cinched to wasp-like proportions. While she’s been relaxing her look somewhat of late, the buzz has not died down on her own, beautifully fitted collection. Her Speckled Tweed Draped Dress ($2,590) vaporized in a nanosecond on Net-a-Porter.com. Its flattering fit and signature Beckham silhouette made it an instant classic, cementing Victoria Beckham’s status as a true designer, not just another celeb with a vanity project.

Love the look? Here are our top picks to give you that Becks edge. Just add shades and you’ll be Posh in no time (Sorry, Birkin not included).


Black Halo Jackie O Dress at Belle Gray

Black Halo Jackie O Dress ($344)

One of Lisa Rinna’s picks at her Sherman Oaks, Calif. boutique, Belle Gray, this Black Halo dress has all the trappings of a Victoria Beckham dress, from the asymmetrical gathers to the super-slim waist. And the black-on-black? You can bet VB would be pleased.

BCBGMaxAzria Shirred Sleeve Ponte Dress ($288)

Also on trend in the house of Beckham are long-sleeved dresses, which makes this BCBG pick one

BCCG Max Azria Shirred Sleeve Ponte Dress at Bloomingdales

that’ll flatter your figure and add some fun details. Critics raved when Beckham expanded her range to include more than just slinky siren gowns. Expand your closet with this figure-hugging sleeved sheath.

Victoria Beckham Wool-Twill Trench-Style Dress ($3,515)

Victoria Beckham Trench Dress at Net-a-Porter

Of course, we love the real thing. Sculpted, cinched and chic, VB’s trench dress might be more a tad more forgiving on the figure, but it still fits in with her line’s waist whittling aesthetic. Perfect for adding a does of spice to your day or evening dressing.

Diane von Furstenberg Helen Seamed Shift Dress ($385)

Two Beckham signatures are bod-con silhouettes and exposed zippers – and this

Diane von Furstenberg Helen Seamed Dress at Neiman Marcus

DvF shift has them both. The bold color might not be one of Victoria’s neutrals, but it gives this dress major character. Flattering and formfitting isn’t always a combo that’s easy to find, and this piece has them both.

Michael Kors Leather-Trim Belted Tweed Sheath ($1,995)

Michael Kors belted sheath dress

Michael Kors Leather-trim Belted Tweed Sheath at Nordstrom

The leather trim and corseted shape on this Michael Kors dress are reminiscent of VB’s signature style, but having all the seams exposed and highlighted make this a killer shape-shifting dress.  Slip it on and watch the lines hug your every curve.

Loft Ponte Shift Dress ($89)

Victoria Beckham pieces are always sexy but never vulgar. The boat neck gives this curve-hugging shift a more demure feel, but

Loft Ponte Shift Dress

turn around and the exposed zip will give that subtle sexiness that is the hallmark of Beckham shifts.

Banana Republic Textured V-neck Lady Dress ($150)

Banana Republic Textured v-neck Lady Dress

Banana Republic Textured V-neck Lady Dress

Like VB’s sexy secretarial tweed, this Banana Republic option has all the shape-defining seams and details, such as a grosgrain belt, that make this a knockout choice. Polished and pretty, this dress definitely makes the grade.

Aqua Black Fitted Sheath Dress ($108)

Victoria’s latest collection for Spring 2011 was a little more relaxed, but the glamour

Aqua Black fitted sheath dress

Aqua Black Fitted Sheath Dress at Bloomingdales

and bombshell silhouettes were still present.  This draped Aqua sheath has all the shaping of a signature VB dress but the drape adds interest to this black.

Nicole Miller Tweed & Jersey

Nicole Miller Tweed jersey combo dress

Nicole Miller Tweed Jersey Combo Dress at Saks Fifth Avenue

Combo Dress ($330)

Known for her patterns and color, this Nicole Miller dress looks more like it’d belong on the Beckham runway than in Miller’s namesake collection. She’s added an exposed back zipper and the same body-conscious draping and seaming that make VB’s frocks a friend to your figure.

Kate Spade New York Raya Red Silk-Wool Cap-sleeved Sheath Dress ($395)

Kate spade Raya Dress

Kate Spade Raya Dress at Bloomingdales

Beckham might be known for keeping most of her collections in shades of neutral and black, but she adds a few colorful standouts to every collection. With a nipped-in waist and a knee-skimming pencil skirt, Kate Spade’s cap-sleeved dress is red hot.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.