Victoria Beckham reveals what lockdown life is like for the Beckhams

Natalie Cornish
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From Red Online

Victoria Beckham has given a glimpse into lockdown family life at the Beckham's Cotswolds house – and, much like for the rest of us, it's pretty chaotic.

In an interview with The Guardian Magazine over the weekend, the fashion designer and former Spice Girl answered questions from 2020's fashion graduates and opened up about her lockdown experience.

'Harper's taken over my office,' Victoria said. 'She's trying to do all her schoolwork and, well, she's kind of decided that's her space now. So I'm downstairs...we're all dotted around the house, me and David and the boys, trying to work, trying to get schoolwork done. There's often someone holding a laptop up to a window, trying to get reception.'

She also shared her lockdown style, admitting that – other than Harper who is required by her school to wear her school uniform – the rest of the family have been enjoying 'not thinking too much about getting dressed'.

'I'd love to say my lockdown look has been all about a vintage kaftan, but that's not the case,' she joked. 'I still get up early and exercise every day, then I dress for work and for comfort. A pair of old jeans, a T-shirt and a jumper. I'm not quite at the elasticated waistband stage yet – I still want to feel good about myself.'

Victoria added that the Beckham's country walks each day mean the 'only shoes I wear are an old pair of trainers'.

She added: 'It's so nice to just do things with the family and not think too much about getting dressed. So definitely no heels.'

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It's clear VB feels confident in her style now, but she admitted that hasn't always been the case.

'When I was in the Spice Girls there were stylists who dressed the group, but in my personal life I have never worked with a stylist,' she said. 'I used to wear lots of structured dresses with corsetry, and I do still have some of those dresses, but my personal style has become more relaxed. Looking back, I guess it was a sign of insecurity that I would always wear clothes that were very tight, very fitted.

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'As the business took off and I got busier, my style changed, because I just can’t run around the studio doing everything in high heels. I’m juggling a lot: being a mum, being a wife, being in the studio every day. I remember one time at a show in New York where I wore a pair of masculine trousers and trainers, and everyone went crazy, "Oh my God, she’s wearing trainers!" My confidence has definitely grown as I’ve got older. I know what works on me, what looks good, what makes me feel confident and comfortable. I don’t feel I have anything to prove now in the way I dress.'

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