Victoria Beckham says being thin is overrated and that it's time for women to embrace their curves

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Victoria Beckham says she's inspired by American women who flaunt their curves. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo images)
Victoria Beckham says she's inspired by American women who flaunt their curves. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo images)

She's renowned for her stick-thin figure but now Victoria Beckham is singing a new tune.

“It's an old-fashioned attitude, wanting to be really thin. I think women today want to look healthy, and curvy. They want to have some boobs – and a bum,” she says.

The former pop star-turned-fashion designer was speaking in an interview with Grazia magazine to promote her VB Body shapewear collection that is aimed at curvier women.

Victoria (48) says that since moving to Miami in America – where her husband, David Beckham, owns football outfit Inter Miami FC, she has been inspired by women of the city who embrace their curves.

"They walk along Miami beach with not a lot of clothes on, and they look fantastic," she notes. "They show their bodies off with such confidence. I found both their attitude and their style really liberating, and as a mother, I loved that Harper [her 10-year-old daughter] was around women who were really celebrating their curves and enjoying how they look."

Her new fashion line consists of clothing in sizes from a UK size 6 to 18.

"The curvier you are, the better my VB Body dresses look," says Victoria who launched her fashion brand back in 2008.

However, her remarks and her new range have sparked heated debate with some pointing out that she should be the last person to promote curviness given that she herself seems to have gone out of her way to remain super-skinny.

In a recent interview her husband even complained about how boring the diet she has followed for the past 25 years is.

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“Victoria only eats grilled fish, steamed vegetables; she will very rarely deviate from that,” Becks revealed.

But despite all the criticism she's faced over the years, the former Spice Girl insists she's content following such a limiting diet and is happy with how she looks.

"It's not about being a certain size," she said in her recent interview with Grazia. "It's about knowing who you are and being happy with who you are. I have found my own balance between wanting to have fun and being disciplined about eating healthily and working out.

"When you're younger you fight against that balance, but through being older I've reached a place where I know what that balance looks like. I just know what works for me."

Sources: Mirror, Hello Magazine, The Independent

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