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10 Shoulder-Flaunting Fashions

 - Feb 19, 2009
Brace yourselves: shoulder pads and enhanced upper arms are making a serious comeback! From football-player inspired couture and puffy sleeves to aggressively structured shoulder pads, this 80s trend is weaving itself out of the list of major ‘fashion faux pas’ and into the closets of women who know what ‘trends’ are all about.

Designers have shown varied ways to showcase shoulders, both through volume boosting fabric to no fabric at all, leaving collar bones and upper arms completely exposed. This cluster highlights some of the best—and worst—shoulder fashions featured on Trend Hunter.