It all began with the Dynasty's power dressing in the 1980s...
..then designers like Balmain caught up with the long neglected trend in S/S 2009, and keep it going for Fall 09 as well.
.... and here I am today, trying on a figure clinging dress WITH shoulder pads at H&M.
And guess what?! I actually like it! The (light) shoulder pads actually give my body the right proportion without feeling like an American football player.
Lesson learned: Never say never - Even shoulder pads deserve a second chance!