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Trend Alert: Shoulder Detailing

Trend Alert: Shoulder Love

Take a cue from these shining stars and show some shoulder love. I prefer Anne's simple, angular frock, but feel free to make a bold statement a la Charlize in decadent Giambattisa Valli or get sweet like Sienna's Dior. The trick to shoulder love is making sure the top portion fits you to perfection — we don't want you looking like a burly football player. Keep the rest sleek and best to pull your hair back so the shoulders can steal the show.

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robinesque robinesque 7 years
Excellent call, syako!! They should totally give you FASHIONISTA status for this because I love it!!!!
syako syako 7 years
ok. This is freakish - I totally called that Charlize would wear that GV back in February. check it out http://teamsugar.com/gallery/view/1084082?page=0,2,0
littlewing littlewing 7 years
i love little accents on the shoulders! plus there's a difference btwn huge 80s style shoulder pads and a structured, tailored look. hello - balenciaga! fab. my problem is, while i have nice toned shoulders, they are also quite wide so i have to be careful how to pull off this look. maybe a oneshouldered deal would be best (like the ASOS dress)? anyone else have this same problem?
AKirstin AKirstin 7 years
I like the b&w Tracy Reese dress, everything else feels tired. Big shoulders should *not* come back.
designerel designerel 7 years
i love anne, but what the hell is she wearing? it's like the 80s all over again.
sibalc sibalc 7 years
it's terrible...
sibalc sibalc 7 years
it's terrible...
emalove emalove 7 years
Not my favorite look...
robinesque robinesque 7 years
That GV is so me.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 7 years
I really like the natural shape of shoulders.. shoulder pads are just bizarre to me.
mecita mecita 7 years
I love the shoulder detail - particularly the poofy sleeve. I do not care for the style of Anne's dress. It's too much of a nod to the 80's shoulder pad look. That trend should NOT circle back.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
No thanks.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
No thanks.
corduroy1 corduroy1 7 years
i really dont want to look like a football player when im all dolled up. thanks, but no thanks.
Ikandy Ikandy 7 years
i like the VS top
Ikandy Ikandy 7 years
i like the VS top
cookie23 cookie23 7 years
No shoulder pads please ... the 80's are over for a reason
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I think I would actually wear the Mcqueen dress. I wouldn't wear anything that looks like the shoulder look from the 80s (even though big shoulders are really from the 40s). It's not a look I'm interested in since I like having small shoulders. I do like small puff sleeves though.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 7 years
I have to be careful with these b/c I have very broad shoulders. The last McQueen dress is sharp.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 7 years
I have to be careful with these b/c I have very broad shoulders.The last McQueen dress is sharp.
hanako66 hanako66 7 years
I'm not feeling Anne's look. It reminds of of overly shoulder padded items that were very popular in the 80s. Although I like some of the trends from that period, this is not one of them. I do like the others though...
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 7 years
I don't care for this look, but if i had to choose it would be Anne Hathaway's look.
Evalicious Evalicious 7 years
I love this look, as long as it's not too overboard, and I don't care for the feathers, but the poofy sleeves look nice.
shannydoots shannydoots 7 years
A little off topic, but I think the Giambattisa Valli on Charlize Theron looks ten times better on Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of the July issue of Marie Claire. Charlize looks too proper/put together with her hair up and the dark lips, and the poufy part of the dress looks like a feather boa falling off her neck. I think the dress looks so much more natural on SJP, and I like her hair down + the different makeup.
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