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Why Geri Halliwell-Horner only wears 'brave' and 'pure' white wardrobe - real reason

The former Spice Girl has ditched her colourful wardrobe in recent years


Geri Halliwell in white and cream ensembles© Getty
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
Updated: March 1, 2024
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During her Ginger Spice days, Geri Halliwell-Horner was known for wearing the brightest, most attention-grabbing colours, so it came as a shock to fans when she overhauled her image, switching to wearing an entirely white and cream wardrobe.

A scroll of the Spice Girls singer's Instagram shows endless white ensembles, from cream knit jumpers and white jeans to figure-hugging white swimsuits, leaving people to wonder why Geri only wears the neutral hue.

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In an interview with The Sunday Times Style, the mother-of-two - who is married to Christian Horner, who was recently cleared of 'coercive behaviour' following an investigation - explained the thinking behind her decision to wear an entirely white uniform.

Geri told the publication that her choice to only wear one shade is the same as a CEO wearing a suit every day. "There’s a power in covering up," she said. "I didn’t realise that. I don’t need to overshare."

Geri Horner waving in a white button up jumpsuit© Getty
Geri Horner wears white for every occasion

In the photoshoot that accompanies the lengthy interview, Geri of course wears exclusively white shades, with it being noted she "refused" to wear anything other than white, cream or ecru.

Colour experts have previously sat down with HELLO! to discuss the royal family's reasons for wearing white, but many of them could also apply to Geri. Gabi Winters from Chromology explained: "While it isn't a stimulating colour to the senses, white represents a blank canvas waiting to be written upon. It's a fully reflective colour that creates simplicity, clearing the way forward." 

She added: "Scientifically speaking white contains an equal balance of all the colours of the spectrum, so naturally, white's most fundamental feature is equality, neutrality and independence. Culturally speaking white is a symbol of purity, cleanliness, immaculacy and perfection, which is why it's the natural colour choice for bridal dresses, doctors' coats and seafarers." 

Meanwhile, Colour Psychologist and Design Director Tash Bradley explained: "White means clarity of thought. To wear white, you've got to have a lot of confidence you know. You're not hiding anything – you want to show purity. If someone wears white, they're being, not minimalist, but it's very clean. It's very pure, it's very soft. It's a very brave move to put an all-white outfit on."

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Speaking of bravery, Geri even wears the light shades when riding horses! In one of the snaps, Geri kisses her horse, prompting adoration from her followers. "Just love this beautiful photo of the sweet connection with your horse," one wrote, while another added: "That picture with the horse is amazing."

The former singer has spoken about her love of horse riding in the past, sharing it's one of the ways she maintains her figure.

In a summer 2022 interview with glossy magazine Amazing, Geri revealed she starts every day with an early morning horse ride, before taking her son Monty on the school run. With daily horse riding on the agenda, it's no surprise Geri is so fit!

Geri Horner looking over her shoulder in a tailored white jacket© Getty
Geri Horner explained why she only wears white now

As well as taking a natural approach to keeping fit, the 51-year-old has a lowkey approach to looking young, too. "I think it’s really important to celebrate our age," she said of her decision not to have any work done on her appearance.

"I’m happy I get to be this age," she told the Sunday Times Style. "I’ve just tried to keep myself as natural as possible. Each to their own and, who knows, in ten years I may do something different. But I think there’s something really honest and beautiful when a woman still looks like herself."

Geri Horner in a cream suit© Getty
Geri Horner favours a cream or white ensemble

We're so happy that Geri feels comfortable and happy, and has found a signature style that works for her!

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