The Spice Girls are back in the news, and for good reason: The group announced a summer reunion tour (though short one member — Victoria Beckham will not be joining).
The pop group — made up of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham — was formed in 1994 and set the tone for girl groups to come. Not to mention, the Spice Girls used fashion as a tool to give themselves individual identities: Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice and Posh Spice.
Plus, they made a cultural impact with their phrase “Girl Power,” which offered a sense of female empowerment and friendship to fans around the world. It’s also rumored that the recent #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative is the inspiration behind the reported reunion talks.
In terms of style, each member had a distinctive look. Beckham, for instance, with her minimal all-black looks, was the epitome of chic — which makes sense since she’s now running a fashion empire (and has partnered with Reebok).
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Sporty Spice (Chisholm) was another fan favorite who was all about athleisure before it was even a trend. Mostly seen in sneakers, she was a fan of Nike.
As for the other members, they mainly wore platforms, sometimes reaching for 8-inch styles, which eventually became their signature shoe aesthetic — so much so that they created their own shoe line for fans to mimic their look.
Click through our gallery to see the Spice Girls’ iconic style through the years.