Return of the shoulder pads: Every celeb rocking the classic 80s trend

Sabrina Carder

When the 80s was coined as the ‘it’ era for 2017 fashion we all thought, “erm, really!?” This was mainly due to the fact that it bought back cringe memories of hideous shoulder padded items. Therefore we were all quietly confident would never catch on, and well, we were wrong.

Celebs are rocking shoulder pads both on and off the red carpet. From Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson’s controversial Balenciaga jacket, which many say look like still has the hanger in. To Meryl Steep and Dakota Johnson’s flawless red carpet looks.

These stars are actually making us want to reach for our structured shoulder padded numbers…

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When the 80s was coined as the ‘it’ era for 2017 fashion trends we all thought, “erm, really!?”

This was mainly due to the cringe memories it bought back of hideous shoulder padded items. Therefore, we were all quietly confident it would never catch on, and well, we were wrong.

Celebs are rocking shoulder pads both on and off the red carpet. From Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson’s controversial Balenciaga jacket, to Meryl Steep and Dakota Johnson’s flawless red carpet looks.