While I wish I still had some outfits made by dad, there are some trends that I just dont think I can ever pull off. That is the notorious big should pads, from the power women of the 80s (or in this case, 90s in China).
(YES, THAT IS A REAL SNAKE!!! We didnt realise there was a snake right there until we looked at this photo carefully 10 years later!)
Despite the big shoulders, these suits are so well tailored and beautifully finished. I am quite jealous of my dad’s patience and skills, which I definitely lack.
On the other hand, I lately hear the rumor that big shoulders are back. According to some websites, it can balance out pear shaped body types. Regardless, the big shoulders in the 80s started small and people laughed it off, but eventually became a full blown pandemic that cannot be ignored. Will I eventually dome a big shouldered jacket (I hope that is as far as I will push it), hmm…
(photo credit, instyle)
What do you think, readers? will you go back to the big shouldered look? Burdastyle 12/2009/overblouse108 actually had a big shouldered pattern (tall only), which didnt look half bad! (but definitely slightly ridiculous to me…)