Trend Alert: Dust Off Those Padded Shoulders
Believe it or not, shoulder pads are back with full force.
Joan Collins in the 80s
Whereas many 80s trends get toned down for today’s market, this one is still quite extreme in certain cases. Leave it to Lady Gaga, of course, to take any trend to outrageous heights:
However, the look can be quite elegant, powerful, flattering and modern if its done right. Take Kim Kardashian‘s blazer seen below:
One of the reasons why shoulder pads became so popular in the 80s is because of the way they highlight a woman’s collar bone area, and make the rest of her frame appear smaller in contrast. They were seen in everything from prom dresses to business suits.
Is this going to far with 80s fashion trends, or could you see yourself incorporating this look in your wardrobe?
Get the look: