Big Shoulder Pads are Back! Will You Wear Them?

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde showed up at the premiere of The Change-Up in a hot new (again) trend that's sweeping the nation:

Shoulder pads.

Yes, ladies. The big, boxy shoulder pads we loved to hate in the eighties are back, with a vengeance.

In fact, I am wearing a new dress as I write this post that came with shoulder pads.

Do you think I kept them in or cut them out?

Click through and find out!

Oh girl, please.

You know I cut them out!

I mean, I like to be as fashion forward as the next woman, but when I go out in pulic, I want people to be looking at ME, not at my SHOULDER PADS.

And be honest, those shoulder pads are the first place your eye went when you saw this photo of Olivia Wilde.

Anyway, my big city friends are reporting seeing more and more shoulder pads out and about now, whether they're at work or at formal events.

I for one am horror-struck.

I really, really, really hate shoulder pads.

What about you? Will you wear this trend? Or will you leave it in the eighties archive, where I think it belongs?


Image via Splash News

celeb style, fall/winter 2011, trends


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acrog... acrogodess

I hated them as a kid in the 80s and I hate them now. Some styles should be left in the past where they belong

Fancy... Fancy-Schmancy

They make your neck shorter and your silhouette are these good things?

Melis... Melissa042807

Why do designers persist in trying to bring back those kind of trends? I don't mind a small, very thin shoulder pad if it helps a piece of structured clothing keep its shape, but otherwise, run away. Run far, far away.

Elizabeth Pattison

Absolutely no shoulder pads. Also I didn't even realize it was Olivia when I first saw the photo a while back. Bangs do not look good on her.

Kristina Lawler Funk

I used to cut the shoulder pads out and then stuff them in my bra.

Amanda Marie Mahrling

No! No no no no hell no! I spent puberty ripping those things out from otherwise cute hand me down tops from my mom and grandmom.

LikeA... LikeAVirgin

The first things I noticed in this picture were her bangs and shoulder pads...then I looked down and saw those gorgeous shoes!!!! They are the only thing cute about her whole look I love them.

kisse... kisses5050

in the 80s i even had a pink plastic chinese take out box of extra shoulder pads I would add to clothes that didn't have them! I wasn't on "the list" at the Glass Onion for nothing baby!!!! LOL

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