February 27th, 2010
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Strong Shoulder at Yigal Azrouel, Marc Jacobs, and Derek Lam.
Style tip? Fall 2009’s emphasis on the shoulder continues into Fall 2010. But it’s not the same old shoulder for 2010. What first arose as a throwback to the 1980s, the strong shoulder has evolved past the plain jane shoulderpads into something more sophisticated - and decidedly more feminine. Try a poufy shawl, as at Marc Jacobs, to provide a womanly emphasis on the shoulderline. Or do as Derek Lam does, and draw emphasis to the shoulder with tailored colorblocking. Not your cup of tea? Then emphasize your shoulderline with interesting detailing - such as the oversized piping at Yigal Azrouel. How do you wear the strong shoulder? Boldly and proudly. There’s just no other way.
What do you think? How would you wear the strong shoulder? Share your thoughts in the comments!