Top Five: Maxi Pads Are Back (No, Not That Kind)

September 23, 2009 by SheFindsSuzelle
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Faster than you can say Joan Collins, the shoulder pad is making a comeback. Sharp and pointy, inflated, or simply hulking, this ’80s mainstay is a major fall trend in outerwear. To avoid looking like an unstoppable linebacker as you rush to work, go subtle with small pads or achieve a similar look with layering and large collars.

Try balancing shoulder pads with a cropped fit.  This American Retro blazer ($264) gets the modern silhouette right. Jaeger London jacket

This contemporary take on the classic cropped jacket by Jaeger London ($371) has peaked shoulders and will go with everything from jeans to dressy slacks.

plaid jacket

Get volume with a vintage feel in this plaid, fitted jacket with a large collar from Vivienne Westwood ($793).

shapes study jacket

We like this Shapes Study Jacket ($98) for its combination of puffed sleeves and shoulder pads.

James and Elizabeth blazer

Two trends — the boyfriend blazer and shoulder pads — come together in this jacket by Elizabeth and James ($395).

Get more of the look with our guides to blazers and leather jackets, both of which will look very of-the-moment paired with a good pair of black jeans.

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