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Victoria Beckham goes macho for Winter 2013, but is it too much?

We are more used to seeing Ms Beckham designing pretty summer frocks, complete with cloud prints, cartoon cats, and more recently, her quilted over-sized tent dress. But this season sees a totally different side of the ex singer turned design star.

With sharp, tailored oxford shirts, baggy boyfriend jeans, power skinnies and biker jackets, the girls gone all macho on us. So are we pleased? Not sure actually, we definitely like the colour blocked skinny tees and flared jeans, the biker jackets are cool and we love the detachable collars, but as for the rest? It’s a big no.

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Baggy, unflattering boyfriend jeans that finish at the ankle, for winter? Really? And what’s with all the band vests? Surely that’s the wrong season? And the basic tees look like they have been ‘borrowed’ from your much larger and unfashionable older brother. Completely shapeless and not only hides a multitude of sins, but simply hides everything. Compare these offerings to her catwalk success of a couple of months ago and there is no contest.

But there are a few gems, you just have to search for them. We have to say however, we do prefer Ms Beckham when she sticks to beautifully tailored dresses or clothes that flatter women, and not this kind of androgynous design that merely drape over us. So without further ado, here are the best bits:

biker jacket with collar – £1125.00

biker jacket with collar - £1125.00

Victoria says that this is the very first time her label has designed a biker jacket, so she wanted to make sure it was special. And we agree, we love the quality of the material, a gorgeous twist of the traditional black with this navy lamb leather. It comes with a detachable acid yellow collar, made with shearling wool. The jacket features silver hardware and comes with a double buckle detail on both sides, exposed zip cuffs and an asymmetric zip fastening. Sizes in XS, S, M, L

oxford shirt – £295.00

oxford shirt - £295.00

This classic Oxford shirt also comes in denim blue, but we love this brown version. It has a classic cut which is very flattering, but the best thing about it is the contrasting prints, of which there are four, including houndstooth and dogstooth. We think is it very eye-catching and can be dressed up or down. There are button fastenings at the front and a loop for convenient hanging at the back. Sizes in 8 to 14.

cape – £795.00

cape - £795.00

Now this is more like it. Made from a high quality wool, and making its debut this season, this gorgeous structured cape in a navy hue is perfect for winter, The adjustable belt comes with a snap fastening and front pockets which close with leather-bound flaps. The collar stands up thanks to the leather edging and there is an inverted pleat at the back which creates a flattering flow to the whole piece. Sizes in XS, S, M, L.

ankle slim trousers – £285.00

ankle slim trousers - £285.00

Not only do we love the fit of these trousers, but we also love the colour and the texture of the fabric. Sumptuous velvet combined with bright electric blue, what’s not to love? And even better, there’s stretch in the fabric so if you blow out over the party season, rest assured they’ll still fit you. The trousers are designed to fit just above the ankle, so team with your favourite ankle boots. Sizes in waist 24″ to 30″.

toscana mittens – £395.00

toscana mittens - £395.00

Finally, a pair of mittens that you’ll wonder how you ever did without on those freezing mornings. Made from super-soft shearling and purposely designed to be oversized, they come with a soft leather panel on the palm and have an adjustable snap-fastening strap that is featured on the wrist. Sizes in XS/S and M/L.

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