It’s nearly time for the Football World Cup, which I am rather excited about. According to Betfair, my team of choice (um, Germany) is looking like they have a strong chance to win it all this year.
While I’m looking forward to all the, hopefully excellent, football, I also really love going through the archives and looking at past styles, both old-school football shirts but also the vintage WAG fashion of the Sixties and Seventies.
If you’re thinking of supporting your team the retro way, I highly recommend Austrian online shop Klang & Kleid for a huge variety of vintage-inspired shirts for both men and women as well as UK-based site Toffs, who stock an equally impressive range of retro shirts.
But back to WAG fashion and style inspiration – point in case, the amazing Tina Moore. Married to England legend Bobby Moore, Tina was one of the first footballer’s wives the media took an interest in, particularly during the 1966 World Cup. With her strawberry blonde hair and Carnaby Street finest, Tina looked every inch the cool Sixties dolly bird.
Also high on my list of best dressed is Pat Labone. Her wedding and honeymoon to Brian Labone fell right in World Cup 66 phase so Brian turned down his place in the England squat and went ahead with the wedding. Ah the romance! I love Pat’s amazing Sixties bouffant and mod-ish knee-length skirts, a great example of Sixties every day style.
Last on my list is actor Susan George, who dated legendary footballer George Best during the late Sixties and early Seventies. The talented actor, who also dated the likes of Prince Charles and Rod Stewart, famously starred in controversial thriller Straw Dogs alongside Dustin Hoffman. Her glamorous late Sixties style epitomises the jet-set WAG lifestyle while still looking natural and cool.