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35 Ways to Show off Shoulders

From Chic Balenciaga to Shocking Linebacker Dresses

— June 10, 2009 — Fashion
Showing off or accentuating shoulders was one of the most distinct looks of the 80s (think shoulder pads as well as off-the-shoulder sweatshirts), and now it’s making a severe comeback.

Loud and proud, this fashion statement is roaring with sartorial gusto, whether it’s chic like the statement blazer of the seasons designed by French design house Balenciaga, or bordering on obnoxious like bulbous shoulder accents. For the quirky yet confident fashionistas hungry to make the most distinctive fashion statements, accentuated shoulders are an easy, on-the-mark way to go bold.
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Linebacker Shoulder Chic
Linebacker Shoulder Chic
Gwyneth Paltrow Rocks Bulbous Black Cap Sleeves for British Elle
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Giant Blooming Shoulders
Giant Blooming Shoulders
Sex & the City Movie Already an Influence
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Shoulder Yackcessories
Shoulder Yackcessories
Fashion Flair by Baptiste Viry that People Talk About
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Denim Shoulder Pads
Denim Shoulder Pads
Keira Knightley in W Magazine
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The (Hideous) Return of Shoulder Pads In Fashion
The (Hideous) Return of Shoulder Pads In Fashion
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Shoulder Pad Revivals
Shoulder Pad Revivals
Angular Silhouettes for Women Make a Comeback
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Asymmetrical Party Dresses
Asymmetrical Party Dresses
Ring in 2009 in a One-Shouldered Gown
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Peekaboo Shoulders
Peekaboo Shoulders
Designer Bare-Shoulder Gowns for Catwalk Modesty
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Asymmetrical Red Carpet Fashion
Asymmetrical Red Carpet Fashion
Baring Shoulders Instead of Cleavage
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Masculine Mod
Masculine Mod
Military Jackets, Boyfriend Blazers and Fedoras at Paul Smith's Fall 2009 Show
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Bare Shoulder Chic
Bare Shoulder Chic
Smoldering Strapless Dresses Among Golden Globe Winners
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Voluminous Shoulder Chic
Voluminous Shoulder Chic
Extravagant Givenchy Bolero Coverings for Fall 2009
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Giant Shoulder Thorns
Giant Shoulder Thorns
Mexican Designer ‘Teamo' Makes Pointed Fashion Statement
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Chic Box Shoulders
Chic Box Shoulders
Sold-Out Dress from Blak Shows Some 80s Love
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Scalloped Fashion
Scalloped Fashion
Christopher Kane S/S ‘09 RTW Channels the Stegosaurus
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One-Shouldered Bandage Fashion
One-Shouldered Bandage Fashion
Herve Leger for Spring/Summer 2009
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Linebacker Shoulders
Linebacker Shoulders
Football-Inspired Fashion Plucked from the Gridiron
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Frilly Boleros
Frilly Boleros
Spanish-Inspired Fashion to Finish a Fun & Fanciful Look
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Spiked Bolero Jackets
Spiked Bolero Jackets
Fritz Helder is Fierce for Carl W. Heindl
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Papercraft Capelets
Papercraft Capelets
Kristina Sevostyanova's ‘New Fairy Tale' Rocks Paper Couture
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Padded Bodysuits
Padded Bodysuits
Vilsbol De Arce Swimsuits Feature Futuristic Linebacker Shoulders
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Soldier Toy Chic
Soldier Toy Chic
Balmain Spring 2009
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Sharp Shoulder Leather
Sharp Shoulder Leather
Victoria Beckham Flies in Black Balmain Mes Coco Jacket
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Shoulder Jewelry
Shoulder Jewelry
Quirky Accessories, Chains & Architectural Shoes in Stiletto Magazine
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Eccentric Clown Gowns
Eccentric Clown Gowns
Basso & Brooke At Berlin Fashion Week
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Pagoda-Inspired Couture
Pagoda-Inspired Couture
Asian Architecture at the Giorgio Armani Prive Spring 2009 Show
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Puffy Shoulder Fashion
Puffy Shoulder Fashion
Rihanna's Futuristic Louis Vuitton Top
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One-Shoulder T-Shirts
One-Shoulder T-Shirts
Leighton Meester Rocks an 80's-Inspired Pencey Top
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Super-Sized Tribal Jewelry
Super-Sized Tribal Jewelry
Maria Mastori's Oversized Accessories Are Incredible
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One-Shoulder Goddess Gowns
One-Shoulder Goddess Gowns
Elie Saab's Floaty Fall 2009 Dresses
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Glittery Geometric Fashion
Glittery Geometric Fashion
Shiny Silver and Black Rock the Catwalk at Balmain Fall 2009
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Ultra Glam Retro
Ultra Glam Retro
80s ‘Pride & Glory' Colorful Fashionshoot for V-Magazine
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Jeweled Military Jackets
Jeweled Military Jackets
The Obsession With The Spring 2009 Balmain Blazer
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Gigantic Galactic Necklaces
Gigantic Galactic Necklaces
Avant-Garde Chunky Metal And Gem Jewelry for Lanvin 2009
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80s Disco Fashion
80s Disco Fashion
Shoulder Pads and Metallics at Versace Fall 2009
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