So, for those of you who are sick of this in-between weather (drizzle sunshine drizzle sunshine storms = outfit crisis a plenty) I am pleased to say I have been researching Autumn /Winter 09 and am so far I am uber excited. But to start off the new seasons looks I am focusing here on one key trend, which I am slightly apprehensive about. Shoulder pads. Unfortunately for those who avoided this spring’s shoulder pad trend I’m sorry to tell you, it’s not going away anytime soon. A/W 09 is ALL about the shoulder pad.
Now personally I still haven’t mustered up the courage to conquer all things padded, so I decided to check out at various ways to wear this tricky trend, in the hopes of convincing myself as well as others it is wearable. And from what I can make out, the idea is to avoid all things dynastyesque (sorry Joan, it was never a good look), thinking more Kate Moss in Balmain.
The shoulder pad is all about highlighting our forgotten assets, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be in a overstated 80’s style sense, but can be done subtly for those of you quite petrified of the trend like moi. Although I love Kate’s Balmain statement, there’s something quite futuristic and spacey about the look I’m not utterly convinced I could personally pull off. So I researched the trend and found a long blazer by Top Shop with slight shoulder pads. Subtle yet stylish, perfect for easing you into the trend.
Yet if you are keen to push the boundaries I’m delighted to tell you those folk at Primark have spotted the trend and got straight to work on some great autumn treats, take note this feminine flowery tea dress with serious statement shoulder pads is set to be bang on trend this autumn. I can’t help but LOVE this.
So it seems whether or not we are willing to accept it we will be wearing shoulder pads this autumn, from flirty feminine tea dresses to boyish blazers, shoulder pads will play a massive part in the mix..