From 1996 to 2016: Victoria Beckham's Little Black Dress Collection Is Major

Victoria Beckham might have had the most dramatic style transformation on record, but the one thing that has remained constant, hair extensions or no hair extensions, is her love of the little black dress.

Arguably the best line in Spice Girls: The Movie is when Sporty says to Posh, "It must be so hard for you, Victoria. I mean, having to decide whether to wear the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or… the little Gucci dress!" The hemlines may now be longer, and it’s usually a Victoria Beckham dress instead of a Gucci dress, but the joke still stands. So to celebrate her 42nd birthday later this week, we have put together a retrospective of her life in LBDs. Click through the gallery to see Victoria Beckham wearing a little black dress, a little black dress and… a little black dress.

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Victoria Beckham performing with the Spice Girls in Bali, April 1997

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Victoria Beckham at the Ivor Novello Awards, May 1997

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Victoria Beckham with the Spice Girls at the MTV Movie Awards, September 1997

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Victoria Beckham at the announcement of her engagement to David Beckham, January 1998

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Victoria Beckham at the Royal Variety Show, December 1998

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Victoria Beckham at GAY in London, August 2000

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Victoria Beckham with David Beckham at 19 Management party, April 2004

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Victoria Beckham at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week, January 2006

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Victoria Beckham in Rome, September 2006

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Victoria Beckham with Katie Holmes at Paris Fashion Week, October 2006

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Victoria Beckham on the evening before the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, November 2006

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Victoria Beckham at a Giorgio Armani store opening, January 2007

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Victoria Beckham at David Beckham’s 32nd birthday party in London, May 2007

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Victoria and David Beckham arriving at LAX Airport, July 2007

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Victoria Beckham at the Beckhams' Welcome to LA party, July 2007

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Victoria Beckham at the Roberto Cavalli store opening, October 2007

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Victoria Beckham performing with the Spice Girls at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, November 2007

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Victoria Beckham in New York, February 2008

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Victoria Beckham in Marc Jacobs at the CFDA Awards, June 2008

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham with Jennifer Lopez at the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week, September 2008

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars party, February 2009

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the Burberry Prorsum S/S 10 show, September 2009

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Victoria Beckham at an Adidas launch party, September 2009

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the British Fashion Awards, December 2009

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the British Fashion Awards, December 2010

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the British Fashion Awards, November 2011

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the Viva Forever Press Launch in London, June 2012

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Victoria Beckham in Giles at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, August 2012

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Victoria Beckham at her spring 2013 presentation at New York Fashion Week, September 2012

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Victoria Beckham in a Louis Vuitton slip dress at Wimbledon, July 2013

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards, November 2013

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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at the CFDA Awards, June 2015

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Victoria Beckham wearing Victoria Beckham in New York City, September 2015

Do you wish you were Harper Beckham as much as we do right now? You'll have to shop for your own LBD collection instead!

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