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I can think of one trend that I hope will make a comeback, and it’s a flashback from the glorious ‘80s. Shoulder pads! And I bet I’m in the minority.
They also made quite the fashion statement back in the ‘40s, but it’s the ‘80s that we tend to associate more with shoulder pads. I loved wearing them in the mid to late ‘80s — when I was a teen — because they worked well for my narrow shoulder line. They made me feel ever so grown-up and powerful. Now that I’m grown up, I find them just as appealing and I’m a little nostalgic about them.
Look at these fun pins from the ‘80s with shoulder pads. The pads aren’t overly big, and look chic to my eye.
Shoulder pads made a bit of a comeback about five or six years ago with the more angular and futuristic “sharp shoulder trend”. Perhaps they looked a little too futuristic and pointy, because the trend didn’t stick. I’m hoping for a slightly softer version of the sharp shoulder that’s more like the look in the pins.
Over to you. Would you wear a modern version of the shoulder pad trend? Which other trends do you hope will make a comeback in the near future.