In the midst of the intense legal battle between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, a surprising aspect caught the attention of fans and onlookers alike – their courtroom outfits.
This seemingly trivial detail became a topic of comparison and speculation as the two women faced off during the Wagatha Christie trial.
Over a year after the lengthy legal battle, Coleen, now 37, has finally broken her silence in a revealing interview for British Vogue’s September Issue.
Fashion Choices Reflecting Diverse Philosophies
Coleen opens up about the reasoning behind her court wardrobe choices, revealing a practical mindset.
She explains that she preferred not to splurge on new clothes for the courtroom, stating, “I’d rather spend money on a holiday wardrobe than a court wardrobe.”
Consequently, she opted for a couple of pairs of trousers paired with a jumper or blouse, often accompanied by a pair of loafers and the noticeable protective boot due to a foot injury.
In contrast, Rebekah Vardy’s wardrobe was characterized by branded pieces from renowned designers like those favored by the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle.
She showcased a range of expensive outfits totaling £16,600 over the six-day trial, donning a new designer ensemble for each appearance.
Mixing High Street with Luxury
Coleen’s approach to her wardrobe blended high street pieces from brands like Zara and The Kooples with extravagant Chanel handbags, some of which cost up to £4,000.
This fusion of affordability and luxury created a distinctive style that reflected her practical yet refined taste.
Wayne’s Fashion Emergency
Interestingly, it wasn’t just Coleen who faced a fashion-related challenge.
Wayne Rooney, Coleen’s husband, experienced a last-minute wardrobe crisis before the trial.
Coleen humorously recalls, “It was the day before we were going to London and I was like, ‘Where are all your suits?’ He was like, ‘They don’t fit me.’
” The couple had to find a quick solution at Marks & Spencer to resolve the fashion emergency.
The Superstitious Symbol: A Black Leather Fendi Tote
Throughout the trial, Wayne carried a black leather Fendi tote, worth around £2,400, which held Coleen’s files for the courthouse.
This bag gained attention as a symbol, even becoming the subject of internet memes.
Coleen reveals that Wayne continued carrying the bag daily due to a superstition they developed around it.
The courtroom fashion duel between Coleen and Rebekah offered an unexpected angle to the intense legal battle.
Coleen’s practicality and blend of high street and luxury pieces contrasted Rebekah’s preference for designer outfits.
With the trial behind them, both women’s fashion choices during the Wagatha Christie legal battle remain a unique aspect of this high-profile case.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn