Shoulder Pad Fashion
Women’s shoulder pads are back! I have noticed so many women on the T.V wearing tops or jackets with the shoulder pad style. Shoulder pads went out of fashion a long time ago and no one ever thought we’d see them again, but here we are in 2010 watching news readers and presenter wearing high, pointy, studded, sparkling, bejewelled, should pads.
So naturally I thought I should write something on these alien-like yet somehow great looking fashion items.
Unlike back in the 80’s when shoulder pads first emerged, the shoulder pads of today are way more exciting and pretty looking than they were back then. Shoulder pads back in the eighties were just bits of padding that you put into your shoulders to make them bigger. Rarely did you see dazzling, patterned should pads, probably because they were associated more with the working woman and the female suit.
But today we have a whole host of beautiful designs of shoulder pads, which I will do a rundown of here in this hub.
The Subtle Shoulder Pad
You have the subtle, not too tall shoulder pad style usually
worn by those who like shoulder pads but are old enough to remember how bad
they were in the 80’s and so prefers to play it down a bit. Also great for everyday fashion that can be worn to work.
A Sophisticated Shoulder Pad
Then you have the slightly bigger style shoulder pads
that are not as low key as the first but not too over the top either. This style can look very sophisticated if worn correctly.
The Gemstone/Stud Shoulder Pad
Then you get the really pretty, dazzling style shoulder pads that are covered in gems or studs. These types of shoulder pads are quite common with news readers and presenters at the moment.
The Stupid Shoulder Pad
Then you get the totally wacky and over the top style
shoulder pads that make you look like some sort of alien, which you may
sometimes see pictures of celebrities wearing. This type of shoulder pad is just ridiculous, uncomfortable and horrid looking.
Personally, I am not too keen on the huge shoulder pad styles, I think a woman looks far more attractive when you can see her neck, while those huge shoulder pads make a woman look like her heads been squashed into her body.
No comments yet.
More by this Author
I confess! I have suffered from this phobia (Trypophobia) since early childhood. I remember feeling utterly compelled to pick apart my corn flakes at breakfast and crush my grandmothers dried seedpods in her pot-pourri...
SNOW, it’s a bugger! It's slippery and wet and treacherous. Likewise, moving to or even just visiting the countryside is a big change from being in an urban, built up city area such as London. Out in the sticks or...
Applying make-up for a photo shoot is not the same as applying it for a daytime or evening look. The lighting for photography is typically much brighter and the shadow formations can be very different from the norm....