Style Rx: Victoria Beckham, Please Ditch the Shiny Short Pants

09/18/2013 at 05:36 PM ET

Victoria Beckham shortsDavid M. Benett/Getty

Who: Victoria Beckham

Where: At a Vogue dinner in London

Diagnosis: Empty closet syndrome. That’s the only reasonable conclusion we can come to after seeing this haphazard amalgamation of wardrobe items, which bears a strong resemblance to the outfit we put together on laundry day when things are really dire. The only difference is that we only wear our shiny capris/wool turtleneck/white T combo to the laundry room — not to dinner with Anna Wintour.

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Prognosis: Our first and most immediate concern is those pants, which we fear may now be seen on women the world over who are not Victoria Beckham. They must be immediately replaced with a slim leather pencil skirt before such an epidemic occurs. Ditch the tee, keep the shoes and add a bold bracelet and we’ll be on the road to recovery.

–Alex Apatoff

So, your thoughts? Do you agree, or does she look perfect?

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Grace on

I love it! She looks adorable. More importantly, I think I still have those pants left in my closet from 2001, and I’m bringing them back!

guest girl on

I love the pants. The combo with the vest/sweater/turtleneck thingy is a bit odd, but she’s Victoria Beckham. She can wear what she wants and she looks great!

Spycig on

I’m obsessed with those pants – I want them stat!!!!

Mel on

My issue is the white t she has under that crop turtleneck. Other than that, classic black outfit — and isn’t that sateen? Isn’t that what a lot of pants are made out of these days?!?

Megan on

Wow…it just shows how out of touch PEOPLE is from what us in the midwest (Chicago, lol) want, like, and wear. I love her outfit.

itsall good nroanoke on

Its that OLD OLD LOOK! NEVER SMILE! LOOK LIKE A COOKED ALBINO PRUNE!

Mompants on

I love it also. Comfortable, yet chic. She nailed it!

In Canada on

I am up in Vancouver Canada and would totally wear that outfit, perfect choice for our Fall and Winter months.

catsmeow on

those pants are awesome..

karmagirl on

I like the pants and top but not the turtleneck.

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