04 November 2008

Eighties style power shoulders are BACK!

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Yep, it's true. You may cringe when you look back at those old '80's pictures (ok, the perm and tons of lame don't help...) but the fashion powers that be are bringing back the strong shoulder - creating what's known as the ‘hyper-feminine' woman. Roisin Murphy can always be trusted to pop on sharp-shoulder Maison Martin Margiela pieces for major red carpet impact. Grace Jones - the ‘80s style icon who so rocked power shoulders is one again influencing fashion now as her new album hits stores (see this week's Grazia). And now we've heard a Thierry Mugler (the king of shoulder pads in the ‘80's) capsule collection has just hit Harrods. Add to this the amount of oversize shoulders seen on the catwalks for S/S ‘09 (Balmain, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Gareth Pugh) and you've got yourself a comeback! But is the thought bringing you out in a cold sweat or are you totally into the trend? Vote above! As for us we say it's all in the styling - steer clear of any other 80s references and team instead with a peg leg crop or mini lampshade skirt plus super high heels.  


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