You Played Me With The Cold Shoulder.....

12 August, 2009

Structured shoulder have been a key fashion trend since Spring 08 when they first appeared on catwalks by Balenciaga and Maz Azria, and they were once again a key feature on the A/W 09 and resort collections. And the current Balmain mania has once again brought the structured power shoulders out from the 80s, and back into the foreground of the fashion arena.

So it only makes sense that they would all over the 2009 A/W l highstreet lookbooks . ASOS, Primark, Topshop and even New Look have got structured shoulder mad with blazers, dresses, playsuits and even t-shirts, all of which have been given a dynasty-style makeover.

(Clockwise: Blazer £19, sequin leggings £11.00 Primark; Top £12 New Look; Pufball Dress £59 .99 River Island; Dress £15 Primark; Shell Top £34.99, Skirt £29.99 River Island; Blazer £19 Primark; Monotone Dress £49.99 River Island; Blazer £49.99 River Island; Sequin Dress £22, Primark; Top £12.99, Hareem Pants £13 Primark)
All items should be in stores by mid August.

But if you can't wait that long for some structured shoulders madness, here are a few goodies which are available in stores right now.

River Island £34.99

Topshop £38