It’s time to stop cutting out shoulder pads from our favorite vintage jackets. The classic ‘80s rectangular shoulder look is swinging back into the limelight. This armored style adds a bold and sharp silhouette to the conventional dainty and feminine shoulder frame.
Story by Ida Kamali
Photos by Caitlin Rounds
Modeled by Onome Amudo, Ida Kamali and Téya Kroeker
The oversized shoulder trend has consumed this year’s runways. Whether it be throwing on a padded jacket or layering it with a puffy-sleeved shirt, the bold and elevated shoulder look of the ‘80s can be implemented in many ways. Its drama has the allure of mixing silhouettes of masculinity and femininity, and can help to add the era’s famous edge to your everyday look.