Tess writes for the Mirror and has recently written about how England needed the WAGs during the World Cup..
The World Cup is nearing a close and it was over for England almost before it began.
I’m not a huge football fan I confess but I do like to get behind the team when it’s the World Cup.
However I do draw the line at some of the choice fashions that accompanied the big event – St George’s cross hotpants and string bikini anyone? No thank you very much!
A few weeks ago you couldn’t move in the shops for England shirts. But now the team are home and trying to put their performance behind them, there are a lot of red and white tops in the bargain bins, the three lions looking forlornly for someone to give them a good home.
As we all know though, football fashion no longer begins and ends with novelty T-shirts and dangly football-shaped earrings.
Real fashion and football and now closely linked, thanks in large to the WAGs. And whatever your opinion of the effect of their partner’s performance on the pitch, the absence of the girls at the World Cup was keenly felt.
We needed Abbey Clancey looking Farrah Fawcett fabulous by the pool, we needed Carly Zucker out jogging, making Lycra cycling shorts look cool all over again and we needed Coleen Rooney watching on with baby Kai, giving her husband a much-needed boost.
Coleen always gets my vote in the style stakes, she’s rarely snapped looking anything less than glamorous. Mind you she’s a Liverpool girl, and for anyone who’s spent any time in the city you’ll know those girls know how to do glamour 24/7.
In previous years the ladies have certainly give us girls something to talk about, from early forays into thigh-high boots in the baking heat, hair extensions and OTT fake tans.
But more recently the WAGS have grown up a bit and developed a style, be it a bit bling, that we all want to see – and this year we were left bereft.
And the honorary mention has to go out to the queen of the WAGs Victoria Beckham. She might be the wife of the most famous face in football but she’s every inch the powerhouse in her own right.
Mum of three, member of the biggest girl band of all time, fashion designer and David Beckham at home doing the vacuuming – lucky lady!
So come on Fabio, if you’re still in charge for 2012 bring the ladies with you. They might not improve our footballing chances but will make it all much more interesting for those of us looking for inspiration about what to wear.
The full article can be read here at The Mirror