Left: The 2012 recreation. Right: The 1997 original. (Getty Images)
Either Geri Halliwell wants to spice up her life or she's a wannabe.
The 39-year-old former Spice Girl, who rose to fame in the mid-'90s as part of the popular British girl band, has re-created her most famous stage outfit for the second time.
Designed in collaboration with Next, the revamped Union Jack dress is a re-creation of the famed micromini Ginger Spice wore to the Brit Awards in 1997. The frock boasted the flag of the United Kingdom on the front and a peace symbol on the back, and Halliwell paired it with black panties and red patent-leather platform boots (ah, the '90s!).
"The Union Jack dress was my favourite stage outfit, and with everything that is happening this year such as the Olympics and the Jubilee it just felt the right time to design an updated version of the dress for my range with Next," Halliwell said in a statement.
The original number was reportedly created at the last minute after Halliwell decided the black Gucci minidress she planned to wear was "boring." In order to "celebrate being British," she got her sister to stitch a Union Jack tea towel to the front of the gown. A year after she wore the DIY dress, it was auctioned off for $70,000 at Sotheby's.
Halliwell during the 2007 Spice Girl reunion tour. (Getty Images)
Halliwell's pricey Next version (it costs $314 Canadian) is slightly longer than the original, and has a cowl neck and sequins that recall the first time the singer re-created the dress, donning a Swarovski crystal-embellished Union Jack dress by Robert Cavalli for the Spice Girls reunion tour in 2007.
"We are a British band and seriously proud to fly the flag," Halliwell told the Sun that year. "Walking out in the Union Jack dress will be special."
Which of the three versions do you think is most special?