The Olympics Closing Ceremony: The Spice Girls
The 2012 Summer Olympics has come and gone, and we’ve seen a lot of amazing, inspiring, historic moments, as well as fashions. The closing ceremony was certainly one to remember, and received both praise and criticism. Say what you what about the performances, acts, or what have you, but there’s one thing you can’t deny, the fashion and clothes that were displayed were absolutely ones to remember. Here, I chose my favorite looks of the night: the one, the only, Spice Girls.
They were the talk of the Olympics, and were probably the most anticipated performance of the closing ceremony. There had been rumors swirling for a long time that they were going to perform; they hadn’t had a reunion since their 2007-2008 tour. Fans from all around the world anxiously awaited to hear confirmation that they would perform, and when there was, everyone went crazy. Being a kid from the ’90′s, I grew up with the Spice Girls and absolutely loved and envied them. I knew the words to all their songs saw their movie, purchased Spice merchandise, the whole nine yards; they were a huge sensation and inspiration, and were the biggest girl group ever.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that this performance at the closing ceremony was one for the books. We all couldn’t wait to see what they would all be wearing; their fashion choices in the ’90′s was always interesting, new, and sometimes questionable, but you can’t deny that they always looked great and made it their own. Girls everywhere not only wanted to be the Spice Girls, but dress like them too; they started countless fashion trends. We were not disappointed, not only was their performance amazing and made us all flashback to the great 90′s, but they looked absolutely fabulous too!
First and foremost, there was Victoria Beckham, or Posh Spice. We were used to her always wearing heels and simple, tiny black dresses, and expected her to wear something fantastic since she has evolved and become a fashion icon. For the performance, she wore an updated version of her LBD, complete with ruffles and a long train.
Melanie B, or Scary Spice, was the crazy one of the group. She always wore those huge clunky shoes and crazy bodysuits and animal print; her hair was also always crazy and free flowing too. She wore a glittery gold bodysuit that was extremely tight and topped it off with her signature crazy, curly hair.
Emma Bunton, or Baby Spice, was the cute, innocent one of the group. She would always wear short, little dresses, usually in white or pink, with her hair in pigtails. At the closing ceremony, she showed a more mature look than her alter ego back in the 90′s’ although the style still fit her personality and “Baby Spice” persona. She wore a cute, form fitting pink dress complete with a very low neckline and pink glittery shoulders, showing that she had in fact grown up.
Geri Halliwell, or Ginger Spice, was the rebellious one. She was never afraid to change her look or hair up, and her clothes were always tight and short and statement worthy. Here, she wore a beautiful red strapless dress with gold accents and made us all reminisce about her signature Union jack dress when she completed the look with the British flag attached to the back part of her dress.
Finally, Melanie C, or Sporty Spice, was the tomboy in the ’90′s. She had tattoos, and always wore tracksuits and sneakers; she was the least feminine of them all. However, she proved she could be both elegant and athletic when she donned a white jumpsuit complete with side slits in her pants and sneaker wedges.
Overall, the ladies looked beautiful and reminded us all how much we love and missed them. I can’t wait to see what they will wear next and be able to watch their fashion sense and tastes evolve even more than when they used to be just five young girls trying to find themselves and their style. I really hope to see them all together and performing again soon.
Written by: Nicolette P.