Legal wrangling has kept the nation locked in, but Wagatha Christie’s lawsuit has also been sensational in the style stakes.
While Coleen Rooney, 36, has favored high street pieces – around her medical boot – Rebekah Vardy, 40, shows she means business.
Fabulous fashion editor Clemmie Fieldsend and fashion editor Abby McHale comment on the era’s fashion match battle from start to finish – and tally up the costs.
TO START UP! Both Wags are in changed bands, having ditched their usual inflatable hair dryers and false eyelashes.
But Rebekah wins the opening exchanges with her stylish look showing she’s clearly ready for battle – and she starts the proceedings on the front foot.
COLEAN: Blazer from Mugler, £1,565; Gucci slider, £615; Chanel handbag (price unknown)
REBEKA: Edeline Lee dress, £890; Dior sunglasses, £320; London Aspinal Bag, £650
SCORE: Rooney 0, Vardy 1
AFTER an early setback, Coleen aims to turn the tide and win the favor of the crowd by adopting a healthier girl-next-door look from a high street favourite.
But Rebekah’s powerful ensemble sees her wandering all over Coleen again.
COLEAN: Zara black and white print dress, £32.99; Boodles letter necklace, £850; Chanel handbag and loafers (price unknown)
REBEKA: Prada maxi dress, £1,780; Alexander McQueen jacket, £1,245
SCORE: Rooney 0, Vardy 2
HER defense is on the ropes as lawyers seek to poke holes in her evidence, but in the style stakes, Rebekah strikes back with a nautical-themed Chanel look. Return of the net!
Coleen, on the other hand, looks relatable, but a bit boring, like a 0-0 draw.
COLEAN: Isabel Marant black puff sleeve top, £580; Gucci loafers, £580; Chanel handbag, £3,000
REBEKA: Vintage blue and white Chanel midi dress, £1,300; Veronica Beard blazer, £550; London Aspinal Tote Bag, £650
SCORE: Rooney 0, Vardy 3
The half-time team chat and oranges did the trick for Coleen – and she comes out fresh for the second half of the week.
Looking to score early this time and switch things up, she wears a chic Zara blazer, which complements her tonal outfit.
Rebekah, however, looks out of her game and she’s pumping up her lines in this waiter costume.
Not quite a booking violation – but a stern word is needed.
COLEAN: Zara jacket, £69.99; Zara trousers, £32.99; Gucci loafers, £615; Chanel handbag, £4,480
REBEKA: Alexandre Vauthier tuxedo jacket, £1,760; Givenchy handbag, £1,690
SCORE: Rooney 1, Vardy 3
With the wind in her sails, Coleen can feel the comeback is on – and she’s showing thrifty footwork in a gray suit from The Kooples she first wore in March.
Flagging Rebekah doesn’t look like a goalkeeper in this yellow curly outfit.
Will she be able to hold on?
COLEAN: Pantsuit from The Kooples, £605; Chanel bag, £3,280; Gucci shoes, £580
REBEKA: Alessandra Rich yellow blazer, £1,420 and matching skirt, £675; Alexander McQueen bag, £1,890; Tom Ford Sunglasses, £355
SCORE: Rooney 2, Vardy 3
COLEEN pulls out all the stops to equalize and turns to a training ground classic.
But while we’re all for an LBD normally, this sundress is good for the heat but not for the courtroom.
In fact, she looks like she’s going to college.
A refreshed Rebekah finds her rhythm, however.
And an elegant suit is enough to make her cross the line with a calm step.
COLEAN: Samsøe Samsøe black dress, £129.99; Chanel bag, £3,000; Gucci shoes, £580; YSL Belt, £285
REBEKA: Veronica Beard’s navy blazer, £805 and matching trousers, £300; Aspinal bag from London, £650; YSL sunglasses, £295
FINAL SCORE: Rooney 2, Vardy 4