Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Spice World, why don’t we reminisce to the times when Spice Girls were changing the scene? The world was not ready when the Spice Girls came and conquered pop culture. When five bold and bodacious ladies told us what they want, what they really really want, you knew they were going to change your life.
It was a culture shock but at the same time what young girls needed. Spice Girls made feminism fun and mainstream. They made feminism inviting for everyone and not as aggressive as it was portrayed before. Clad in glitter and platform boots are women who showcased that you could wear a mini skirt but also be a strong independent woman.
The Spice Girls did not only make a name for themselves through their sassy songs but also through fashion. Each of them had different voices in style which played a huge part of their identity and charm. Teaming up their ‘90s girl power anthems and their style will make you an unstoppable force of nature. If you’re dreaming to be the sixth spice girl then let us guide you on how to embody each spices in the means of fashion, lyrics and feminism.
“God help the mister, yeah God help the mister that comes between me and my sisters.”
The cutest and youngest spice of them all, Baby Spice wears her pigtails with pride. Usually in pink or pastel babydoll dresses, Baby Spice is the girl’s girl. She hooks in the young audience but also makes them stay with her songs of female friendship.
“What part of no don’t you understand? I want a man, not a boy who thinks he can!”
The feisty redhead is the leader of the squad. Her style is composed of reds to match her hair and the union jack. Her sexy and energetic personality led the Spice Girls to make connections in the industry and to walk out on their controlling (male) management when they were just starting out.
“When you’re feeling, sad and ‘lone / We will take you, where you gotta go / Smiling, dancing, everything is free / All you need is positivity.”
Spice Up Your Life
The elitist of the group with fashion forward style is identified with her minimal monochromatic looks and her sleek bob. With her classy middle-class background, she has managed to form lifelong friendships with the group. Having a strong bond of sisterhood, she wills the same to young girls through her music.
“We’re the Spice Girls, yes indeed. Just Girl Power is all we need. We know how we got this far. Strength and courage and a Wonderbra!”
Sound Off from Spice World
Scary Spice has a loud and boisterous personality and style. Her style is unpredictable with animal prints and spikes the next. This pushed girls to be confident to wear whatever they want. Guys could be intimidated by this but the Spice Girls believes that men scared by strong women are not worth the time.
“Play my game or get left behind.”
Something Kinda Funny
Your resident tomboy with the most comfortable sense of fashion; joggers, sports bras and runners are what she lives in. Her ‘90s style matches the laid-back style we’re sporting today. Before the Spice Girls, there were prim clean cut girls. They showed us a world where it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. You can make your own rules.