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Flattering Shoulder Tips

Apr 30, 2013
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Shoulder pads have been in fashion now for more than ten years, far longer than the typical fashion trend, which usually lasts around five years; mere fads are generally played out in two years. Why have shoulder pads endured for so long? The obvious answer is that they help people look better. But lately fashion seems to be trying to convince us that we’re tired of shoulder pads, even the more natural ones of the past several years. Before you decide to give yours up, let’s consider the figure advantages most of us have enjoyed during the previous, padded decade. Our shoulder area is a very visible part of our figures, especially when we are seated behind a table or desk. Drooping shoulders can send a message that we are tired or discouraged when we actually feel great. A more positive set to our shoulders sends a message of confidence. Even a small, naturally shaped shoulder pad can help our clothes look and fit better. Sloping or rounded shoulders, for example, cause garments to hang with unattractive creases through the bodice, and are easily visually corrected with pads. And last, but certainly not least, wider shoulders visually balance wide hips.…

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