Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Bolder Shoulder

Can you shoulder this trend, darlings?
At left: Christy Turlington Burns wearing Dolce & Gabbana in W. Runway photos via style.com except where otherwise credited.
Fashion Flashback: Vogue 1986; this and next courtesy nymag.com.
Rubin Singer
Nina Ricci
Gareth Pugh
Christian Lacroix
Emanuel Ungaro
Jean Paul Gaultier
Chloé
Elie Saab
Ellie Owen
Giambattista Valli
Lanvin
Louis Vuitton
Paul & Joe, via nymag.com
Requiem
Viktor & Rolf
Armani Privé Couture
Christian Lacroix Couture
Givenchy Couture
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture


Miu Miu dress capped off (literally), in V Magazine.
Belle Sauvage digitally printed leather shoulder dress, at pixiemarket.com.
Balmain exaggerated shoulder purple lace top, at net-a-porter.com. CC adores!
Brian Reyes dress; this and next 2 at shopbop.com.
Brian Reyes Gaucho jacket
Thayer top
CLU pale pink puffed-sleeve tee, at shopbluegenes.com.
Doo.Ri asymmetric purple ruffle dress, at barneys.com.
Catherine Malandrino sage green party dress, at shopbop.com.
Balmain crystal-embellished canvas jacket, pictured via net-a-porter.com.
Last look courtesy Fellow Fashionista Dream and Fantasy.
CC adores this trend: it lends itself to a defined waistline, creating womanly curves and accentuating the neckline and décolletage. Have fun emboldening those shoulders, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

69 comments:

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

omg that white dress with the cut-out back is amazing!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Some of the fashion reminded me of Joan Collins in DYNASTY...oooh can start hearing the theme song from the series...
~XO*

Blair said...

I used to always rip the shoulders pads out of the outfits that had them when I was younger but I think I may just be ready to add a little extra something to at least one shoulder. Love the looks that are more shoulder detailing. Great post! xx blair

Cassiopeia said...

hehe i really rather like it... i always think i have massive shoulders anyway, so this way people can think i'm on trend, while just being my normal, oddly shaped self! hehe. on a more "serious" note - i'm so so so enjoying getting out all my mother's 80s escada and jaeger suits... and nicking the jackets! ;-D

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

janettaylor said...

Oh my gosh! Nice post! I love all of them especially LV, first Lacroix, Balmain lace (my fave), Valli...

xoxo: Janet

Fashion Moment said...

I like Balmain look, Armani and Lacoix, and fially, first photo is gorgeous!
Have a great day, darling,

FM~FP

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

loved the black Lacroix dress and yellow Lanvin one!
Hope you have a very Happy Easter with your loved ones!
xoxo

JAIDY said...

MADRE MIA! QUE POST MAS CHULO!! A MI EN LO PERSONAL LAS HOMBRERAS DE BALMAIN ME ENCANTAN , BESOS WAPA MUY CHULO TU BLOG! TE SIGO:)

Winnie said...

The shoulder pads are such a cool statement. I love that they're back in fashion again.

style crusader said...

Christy looks so hot in the Dolce!

detour2mode said...

I love that lanvin dress!

Wanderlusting said...

I hate this trend - Well, I hate the exagerated Balmain 80's shoulders. Ugh, no thanks!

But I do like the winged out ones like the white top or the Chloe dress. Those are pretty.

Cas Ruffin said...

Ay yi yi, only reserved for the select fierce few.

Trisch said...

I can't do the big shoulders. These look great but not on me, so I think I'll let this trend pass me by. I know I'm a wuss.

Trisch xo

Fell4fashion said...

I love the straps of the green dress!! So pretty :)

dapper kid said...

Not for the faint of heart, and I'm glad to see it is not such a literal take on the horrific 80s lol. The Gareth Pugh look is so stunning, and I really love the one shoulder detailing of that Lanvin dress! The puffy shoulders in the LV collection were beautiful too :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-wow, the Balmain lace top is stunning!

La Belette Rouge said...

I had the exact same reaction as Lenore only I was seeing Crystal Carrington( Linda Evans).
xo

lisa said...

Because I'm a bit broader in the shoulders I shy away from emphasizing them even more, but something like the purple Doo.Ri dress looks like it would work well!

Hanako66 said...

I adore all of the ruffles, but can not appreciate shoulder pads, try as I might! :)

Sol said...

Speaking of bold shoulders, yesterday i saw a pic of Victoria Beckham rocking them. She looked stunning!

Link: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/04/07/victoria-beckham-is-tiedye/

The Socialite said...

Models have a way of pulling off all looks! I myself would not be able to get away with such a look. I'm too curvy - can you imagine how off I would look?! haha

Kira Fashion said...

"The Shape"

LOVE!

Fanfarella said...

i would do almost everythink for the blue ungaro-dress.. it is breathtaking!! and i love the last photography, so beautiful. nice choices as usual ;)

Erika said...

I love how Christy Turlington looks in that first dress. I don't think I could ever pull huge shoulders like that off!

Belle said...

Mmmm give me balmain any day!!
The white & green dresses from shopbop are so divine!!!
xxx

The Clothes Horse said...

I think I can deal with some ruffle sleeves or one-shoulder dresses, but I do not want anything that reminds me of football players!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love big shoulders but how long will this trend last.

MakeupByRenRen said...

that is a whole lotta shoulder!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Such a bold look I wish I could pull off! Great pics, CC x

Je ne sais quoi said...

I love all of them, specially that Balmain jacket!! I wasn´t very sure about this trend coming back but now I totally adore it!

...love Maegan said...

ya know, I've learned not to hate on anything because it always seems to come back around and I end up wearing it again ..and USUALLY, the trend comes back BETTER than the original ...and in this case, I couldn't agree more. love.it.

...the second photos is hilarious!!!

Sher said...

By the time it gets to the "public" it won't be as extreme. Right now if I showed up at school to pick up my kid,wearing one of those, I'd be laughed at. And he probably wouldn't acknowledge me as his mother :-D

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these images are so wonderful!

i.d. said...

Oooh I don't think I could wear this unless it was toned down! So funny how all these 80s trends are coming back.

oniomania said...

lol... DYNASTY comment is hilarious...

Rianna Bethany said...

a great selection of shoulder shapes going on. Very very lovely. The bigger the better THE BOLDER!!!!
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxx

captivateme said...

what an impact! love them :-)

Terence Sambo said...

Love the rubin Singer dress it has an old school vibe, d Ungaro is also tasty! i'd advice daring fashionistas to leave the Gareth Pugh for entertainers like Beyonce, Kyle or Estelle :oD

Been down wit a fever for 3 days now :o( [sobs]..[sniffs] i guess i'd feel better tomorrow and all of this headache wld be gone. Hope u ok?

ZombieLace said...

holy cow, it's like the puffed sleeve trend on steroids!! I could see myself in the frilly one-sleeved ones, they're all striking looks!

Notion said...

i really don't like broad shoulders but some of those are really hot and they kinda look like something i would see on the anime cartoons i've watched

FashionAddict said...

These are all great outfits. I loved the Nina Ricci S/S 09 collection and the Lanvin S/S 09 collections. The picture from the older magazine is so pretty! xx

Tracy-Girl said...

LOVE the blue one near the top! Im totally into the one shoulder!

WendyB said...

I like the return of the shoulder, but we'll laugh at some of these in a few years just like we laughed at the '80s jackets!

la petite fashionista said...

i love the look of an exaggerated shoulder, the sillhouette can be difficult to pull off but so chic!

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Any post that features a pic of Christy Turlington is fine by me. I love her.

Flashes of Style said...

Oh these shoulders are amazing!!

HuyLuong said...

Thanks, I love reading your blog. The Balmain jacket is killer, I think I'm on the search for a similar jacket. You should come to Vietnam, the people and fashion here are different.

HuyLuong said...

oh no, i put an extra I on Balmain, silly me!

Amelia said...

I can definitely do a puff shoulder, but I'm not really digging the angular ones.

E said...

Oh the Balmain jacket!!! I would love to be wearing it right now...

The bold shoulder really works on some of the outfits!

E

rossovelvet said...

From Cinderella to Barbarella.
Oh, I love this !
Eighties in the best reinterpretation, again.

Christine said...

You have such an unbelievable sense for fashion. You're blog is one of the greatest things! I recently tagged you in a posting :)

Georgie said said...

I'm still finding it really hard to get into big shoulder pads. I think memories of the 80s make me shiver slightly still.
I do think they look fantastic on people, just not me.
x

Juliet said...

The shoulder trend is funny - last time it wat this big it was just before depression, economic was going great. Now it's almost opposite.

juliet xxx

Eeli said...

Since I was introduced to Balmain I've always always benn tempted since then. But I'm squat and wittle hahauj5t5. Not such a good look on me but geez don't i dreamm about them in my sleep! haha

xoxo Eeli

Shopaholic said...

Me encanto el post, y el blog es una pasada. Me hago seguidora.

Besos

Adela said...

i love shoulder pads-i'm so glad they've made such a great comeback! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Alya said...

I like it a lot! I can't believe I'm saying this, after making fun of my mom's 80's pictures so much!

Not those big HUGE poufy shoulders though. I like the Balmain touches with the slightly "up-ed" out shoulder.

Alya said...

Oh and yeah, I'd love to do a link exchange with you. Tell me when you do :)

HEK said...

LOVE this trend! I'm an 80's child so yeah, this feels very right to me;)

LoveMore said...

oh LOVE the vogue fashback! how cool is that! clever thing - you are on the BALL. :)

xxxx bel

Tiffany said...

it's a bit out there, but I kinda like it!

kelse said...

YES! love it

xx

Sasi said...

Yay for this trend, I especially love the look at Emanuel Ungaro.
Have a nice week-end:)

Jasmina said...

hell yeah I can <3<3<3 I loove looking a bit manly :DDD

Harvey Simone said...

Ohhh i am loving bold shoulders. I have been wearing shoulder pads in my blazers for a while now and finally i am getting some validation for all those who raised their eyebrows and smirked! I especially love the Brian Reyes shoulders. It is more subtle but give a gorgeous silhouette

HoneyBunny said...

Great post! I love that last jacket!

Trixy said...

I lovelovelovelove the Emanuel Ungaro dress. That collection was absolutely stunning! And I'm loving this bold shoulder. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, CC!