Shoulder pads aren’t bad!
The fashion of the 80s is back and is just one of the trends as such. In the 80s for men as well as women to get noticed at all costs was the goal.
Maybe some of you can still remember it: crinkly colors … it had to sparkle, shine and it had to look very individual!
“The more the merrier” or “better too much than too little” were two famous mottos in that decade and this was especially evident in fashion pieces such as oversized blazers and jackets, abstract graphic prints, neon colors and shoulder pads. It had to be more and more extreme.
At the time we were still quark in the shop window* (a proverb in Germany) and can tell you only by stories. But it seems to have been a “loud” flashy time, that’s why the fashion world is only too happy to fall back on the 80s style today. Style and movie icons like Madonna, Princess Diana or Boy George wear/wore shoulder pads. In short, “you still have it on the screen”, so you can see striking style characters of this time even today on the big screen and on TV.
Of course, courage is necessary to dress according to the 80s, because with these looks, you are guaranteed to stand out everywhere in the crowd! So if there are shrill birds among you readers, get ready because on the horizon the 80’s are approaching.
*It means that we were not born at that time.
~Julia & Melli