Victoria Beckham's style tips to English eves

"Visualise the overall look" without revealing too much through skimpy outfits, urges Beckham in a Glamour magazine article.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 21:49 IST

She might never have been considered a top fashion icon, but that hasn't stopped Victoria Beckham from dispensing her top 10 "style commandments" to English women.

In an article for Glamour magazine, she has asked women to concentrate on "visualising the overall look," without revealing too much by dressing skimpily.

"Rather than looking at a pile of clothes first thing in the morning and wondering what the hell I'm going to throw on, I visualise the overall look I'm going for on that particular day, then pull the pieces together. Doing it that way round will transform the way you look at clothes and the way you dress," The Independent quoted the wife of English skipper, as saying.

While rejecting the concept of matching underwear, Posh has stressed on the purchase of several pairs of sunglasses, investment in a baggy jumper in case of sudden weight gain, amongst many other advices.

She also has a plan for "bloated" days.

"When you're having a bloated day, always have some emergency figure flatterers," she said.

"Last season, I invested in some Stella McCartney jumper dresses, which are a godsend for, when you're not feeling particularly great about yourself," she added.

Presumably for the days when women are back to their normal figures, she has advised them to wear children's clothes from Gap, made in Japan "because they make everything in tiny sizes".

"I like buying jumpers from Gap Kids and cutting them up because they're so fitted and can look really cool and Seventies-inspired," she said.

"I also wear their T-shirts inside out with a pair of my jeans and a fabulous pair of sunglasses. For me that's a look that just can't go wrong," she added.

Posh's ten commandments, per the paper are:

* Visualise your overall look

* Borrow from the 1950s era

* Shop globally preferably from Japan and New York

* Keep a baggy Stella McCartney jumper dress handy for bad days

* Get the right bags, shoes or sunglasses

* Invest in timeless classics

* Customise by cutting the waistband off jeans. Or wearing inside-out T-shirts

* Dress from the inside out.

* Trust in the opinions of few friends

* Don't let it all hang out; it's much sexier to leave a little to the imagination

Beckham, who has her own range of "VB" designer jeans and has featured as a catwalk model, cited among her favourite designers Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce and Gabbana and Christian Dior.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 21:49 IST