Victoria Beckham wears an oversized white button-down shirt for her interviews in the Netflix documentary Beckham. Photo from Netflix
Oversized white button-down shirts are selling like hotcakes and became a trend after Victoria Beckham wore one in a Netflix documentary about her husband David Beckham.
In the trending documentary, Victoria wore an oversized white button-down shirt at home for her interviews. According to The Guardianthis prompted trend watchers to purchase this item for their fall wardrobe.
Oversized shirts for women are known as “boyfriend shirts” for women who wear their partner’s shirts at home. All retail sales figures for this style have increased since the documentary was released. A John Lewis spokesperson said sales of its £45 ($54.77) casual white cotton shirts had quadrupled.
At retailer Jigsaw, cotton poplin shirts with side slits and scooped hems are “flying off the shelves.” Creative director Jo Sykes said: “For years we’ve tried to persuade customers to try a bigger, more ‘manly’ type of shirt. Now we can’t keep them any longer.”
British Vogue said the item slowly became a trend after being promoted on a viral video of Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, walking the runway in an oversized toothpaste white shirt.
“If you buy a new thing, make it a white shirt,” the magazine writes.
On TikTok, users suggest buying a white shirt one or two sizes larger than usual in order to achieve an oversized aesthetic.
The Beckham documentary was released on Netflix on October 4. It follows the rise of David Beckham from humble beginnings to becoming a global football superstar, including stories of his marriage to Victoria, known as a member of the Spice Girls, one of the best-selling groups of them all. time. Shortly after its release, the documentary rose to the top of Netflix’s most-watched programs in several countries.