She is never normally pictured without her high heels, full make-up and immaculately coiffed hair.
But a slipped disc means Victoria Beckham has had to forgo glamour for comfort and has been ordered to wear flat shoes to help ease her pain.
Wearing dark glasses, a plain green dress, and black cardigan Posh Spice appeared to have lost much of the baby weight she gained appearing as slim as ever but a world away from her image as a polished fashionista.
Posh Spice, 37, was photographed in Hollywood for the first time since giving birth to daughter Harper Seven by Caesarean in July.
Her nanny held Harper’s baby carrier as they made their way to a business meeting.
Friends of the star said that wearing high heels in pregnancy may have led to the slipped disc.
She appeared at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton while expecting wearing towering five-inch Christian Louboutin heels.
Many doctors warn against wearing high heels in pregnancy as they can put excessive strain on the spine.
Victoria’s Caesarean – her fourth - is then thought to have placed her back under further pressure.
Now doctors have advised her that she cannot risk wearing the towering heels that have become her signature.
Since Harper’s birth, she has been resting at a home on Malibu beach, California, with footballer husband David and sons Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six.