In the summer of 2006, Victoria Beckham led her WAG squad through the streets of Baden-Baden to watch their other-halves play Portugal in the World Cup quarter finals.
But within minutes of the game, the nation’s focus took a double-take from the pitch and gravitated towards the unmistakable Essex-style tans, poker-straight extensions and supersized sunnies.
Little did they know, the girl’s trip would become a cultural marker in the sartorial history books with the acronym ‘WAG‘ officially given the English Dictionary stamp of approval.
Teetering upon red-soled Louboutins with Birkin bags swinging from the crook of their arms, there wasn’t a shopping trip or drunken taxi-exit gone undocumented by the newspapers. Fast-forward 12 years and we’re still obsessing over the footballer’s wives phenomenon.
From Victoria Beckham’s hot pant phase to the then-Cheryl Tweedy (she married Ashley a month later in July 2006) beehive blow dry, these are the most unforgettable WAG fashion moments of the 2006 World Cup.
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