Are shoulder pads ok to wear? That is the question.
I snagged this Isabel Marant jacket during a Barneys Warehouse sale blackout without even realizing that it came with ‘a very strong shoulder.’ I have played around with it over the past couple of weeks (thanks to their FINAL SALE return policy) and can’t decide if I look ridiculous or not!
Some people also say that shoulder pads gave women a greater sense of confidence because they were portrayed as strong because shoulder pads gave the illusion of bigger, stronger shoulders; is that a true reason?
So, what do you think? Do I look stronger, fashionable or rediculous?
What I Wore:
Jacket: Isabel Marant, Janey Sateen Peplum Jacket.
Obsessed with this one from Marissa Webb…when I win the lotto!
Top: ASOS via Poshmark. Love this peplum here.
Jeans: BDG, Easy Rider Grazer-still available in gry.
Shoes: Sophia Webster x J. Crew, Amma Pump
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviator
Totally loving the peplum top with the peplum jacket! The shoulder pads in this jacket is actually subtle that it does add confidence to your look.
Why thank you! Glad I don’t look 80s crazy!
Fun! Tough and chic all at the same time 😀
The shoulder pads could be a bit much. I really think it’s the attitude you rock it with that pulls anything off.
and thank god I’ve got all the attitude!
I think if the look warrants it, shoulder pads are okay. I simply love how you’re wearing this jacket. You look fab.
Kia / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)
Why thank you!
Definitely fashionable! The shoulders make the piece more architectural…work it Kat!
I like that! Architectural it is!!
LOVE this military green! I’m a little bit undecided about strong shoulders, but they look amazing on you!
Thanks…I think I am undecided too!
This is such a striking look. I love the colors. You look amazing!
We aren’t usually shoulder pad fans but you’re totally rocking this look!
I think they are making a comeback! Thank you Thank you!
Wow! The padded shoulder jackets are back!
What have caught my eyes were your cool sunglasses and the gold heels, I think they are super cool!!
Why thank you! Glad to hear that the shoulder pads aren’t taking all the attention!