While many may flock to a piece on Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney’s libel battle for the legal dramatics, others just want to know what the two women are wearing, from high-end designer to high street Zara.
We’re only human.
We’re on day three of what is expected to be a seven-day trial at the High Court in London, but all eyes are on the outfits of the ladies – which, in case you didn’t realise, say a lot about how they’re both approaching the trial, according to body language expert Judi James.
And from the high-end designer looks of Chanel and Isabel Marant to high street chains, there’s a lot of looks to digest.
Today Vardy stepped out of a black Mercedes van with tinted windows before passing a crowd of photographers as she arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice in a white and blue vintage £1,316 Chanel patterned maxi dress.
She teamed the look with a £556 blazer from Veronica Beard and a £650 tote bag from Aspinal of London, with body language expert James suggesting Vardy is almost channeling an ‘anti-WAG’ vibe with her looks.
Keeping the designer looks coming, albeit in a more understated fashion, Rooney was seen entering the court for the ‘£3million’ trial wearing a black £580 blouse from French fashion house Isabel Marant, which featured a round neck and puff sleeves, along with a pair of simple black trousers.
Yesterday, though, all eyes were on her summery Zara dress, which, for a family worth a reported £154 million – with reports claiming Mrs Rooney is worth £14m and footballer Mr Rooney is worth £140m – is a steal for £32.99.
While still available on the Zara website, we can only assume the patterned, V-neck mini dress is seconds from selling out…
She added one Chanel loafer, with her other foot currently in a brace after a reported fall at her Cheshire mansion.
Vardy wore a smart Alexander McQueen blazer over an all-black outfit yesterday, while Tuesday saw her front up to day one of the trial in a navy dress from designer Edeline Lee, worth a reported £890.
As the trial kicked off, Rooney arrived in a swanky £1,565 Mugler blazer and navy T-shirt – with one Gucci loafer (they come as a pair for £615) completing the look.
Speaking about the outfits worn by the women yesterday James said while ‘nothing screams ‘wardrobe challenge’ like a high profile court case ‘neither WAG seems to have risen to the occasion in terms of delivering the fashion along with the drama’.
She compared Rooney’s ‘equally dour and rather anonymous suit of day one’ to yesterday’s outfit, believing her more positive public spirit on the way in may suggest her feelings towards how the case is going so far.
James said: ‘She is also smiling on the way into court in what could either be bravado or a genuine sense that she’s winning so far.’
According to the body language expert, the foot brace Rooney is wearing ‘adds a strange touch of vulnerability to her look’, while noting ‘the wide, energetic striding walk suggests bravery and a tough approach’.
When it comes to Vardy, James described her ‘corporate nun chic’ look was sending an ‘anti-WAG’ message.
She added: ‘Her colours are dour and her tailoring severe, including angular shoulder pads and demure top to ankle covering up.
‘She seems to be sending an anti-WAG message out, suggesting she is a deeper and more assertive woman than we might assume.
‘Her eyes are hidden behind huge shades and her walk reeks determination and decisiveness.’
So far Vardy has faced questions over previous comments made on Peter Andre’s penis, as well as claims she left Harry Maguire’s fiancee ’embarrassed’ after allegedly ‘tipping off paparazzi’.
It was also said footballer Mr Rooney will give evidence to the court during the trial, while, at one stage, during her second day on the stand, Vardy began to cry after questioning from Rooney’s various lawyers.
Vardy is suing Rooney for libel following Rooney’s 2019 accusation her fellow WAG had leaked ‘false stories’ to the media, which Vardy denies, after she said she carried out a months-long ‘sting operation’.
Rooney was dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ when she publicly claimed her fellow footballer’s wife shared three fake stories she’d planted on her personal Instagram account, that only Vardy’s account was able to see, with The Sun newspaper.
These fake stories included Rooney travelling to Mexico for a ‘gender selection’ procedure, her planning to return to TV, as well as the basement flooding at her home.
She wrote on social media at the time: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.
‘It’s ………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
At the time, Rooney’s post was widely shared and heavily parodied on social media, including by the Twitter account of Jeremy Corbyn, then-leader of the Labour Party.
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