At the end of the 20th century, it was difficult to find even a thin blouse without shoulder pads. Then they were forgotten until recently. Now, designers have rediscovered a part that can significantly adjust the silhouette.
What are shoulder pads?
Under the shoulder pads is meant a “device” made of thin foam rubber and fabric (most often - in tone with the clothes for which the part is made), inserted into the shoulder area of a blouse, dress, jacket or jacket.
A little trick is capable of:
to give too narrow shoulders a “regular” shape;
- Correct an asymmetric figure due to scoliosis;
- to fix a defect in a fabric stretched under the weight of a thing hanging on a hanger for a long time;
- become an independent decorative element.
Important! A high and wide shoulder pads can scare off its bulkiness. But this object can have different shapes and sizes. So, for the “raglan” sleeve, they came up with a small oval detail - the thing sits with it like a glove!
Why are the shoulder pads called the feminist trend?
The beginning was made by courageous athletes and fashion designers inspired by their images: 1931 was marked by the collection of M. Roche and E. Ciparelli, the highlight of which were special shoulder pads borrowed from sports equipment. The innovation soon received powerful reinforcement from Hollywood: the dress shown by Joan Crawford with reinforced shoulders was a signal of a new trend .
Later, this fashion again lost ground, but not for long. As always, stars intervened in the matter, and here in the clothing with shoulder pads appeared to the public:
- recognized beauty Kim Kardashian;
- shocking Lady Gaga;
- invariably stylish wife of David Beckham.
However, the look of the newly fashionable element has changed a bit!
Advice! Despite the cyclical nature of fashion, it is hardly worth taking off your mother’s mezzanine wrapped outfits from the 80s and 90s and wearing them like in the good old days. However, shaking up this “inheritance” properly, you can add a couple of things with old-style shoulder pads to your wardrobe - a small element of almost vintage can become a highlight!
Fashionable things with shoulder pads - which ones?
But the distinguishing feature of the modern shoulder pads was its movement often to the “face” of the thing, although it can also be present on the inside: decorated with rivets, eye-catching buttons, shining rhinestones and sequins and even chains, the item has become a kind of epaulet.
Important! A thing with decorative shoulder pads suggests a minimum of other jewelry, otherwise the bow will be overloaded. A rather discreet necklace, a thin chain with a miniature pendant, a pair of rings.
When, where and with what can I wear them?
It is worth following simple rules so that clothes with a fashionable element look advantageous.
A long narrow sleeve is almost mandatory - this combination will emphasize the slimness of the figure. So, a short dress with small shoulder pads and long sleeves will not only visually make it higher, but also will demonstrate the harmony of the legs.
Advice! Does the feeling of inner aesthetic flair categorically rebel against the fashion trend? Do not try to drown him! A silhouette with extended shoulders is suitable only for a self-confident person who is not afraid to literally go beyond. If this is not about you, there’s no reason to break the old rule: “Following fashion, don’t freak yourself!”