It turns out that fashion loves to highlight the shoulders. From structured blouses to 80's shoulder pads, the shoulder is major trending and I continue to sigh in frustration. From the boxy jacket at 3.1 Phillip Lim to the square blouse at Alexander Wang, structured shoulder reigned on the Spring 2014 runways, no matter the model's frame.
And that's when I realized something. Have I been looking at the glass half empty? Is the fashion industry trying to help me out rather than point out my flaws as I've assumed my entire life? Are false shoulders merely a way for me to play pretend?
I have a confession to make. I really love wide shoulders. I'm tired of pulling up my sleeves that have been falling down my arm since I was 4 years old. I'm fed up of those bras that cannot be tightened anymore to suit my shoulder needs. Some would say that shoulder pads were the worst 80's trend. And to those people I say, "you know not what you say". Shoulders are empowering. Back in the 1940's, one of the main components of a power suit was a bold shoulder. It was an assertion of a woman's authority.
So, in honour of shoulders, here are some of the best shoulders that have hit the runways.
|Balmain Spring 2010|
|Lanvin Spring 2013|
|Celine Spring 2014|
|Saint Laurent Spring 2014|