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Flattering Shoulder Tips

Achieve a flattering shoulder shape regardless of current styles.

Shoulder pads have been in fashion far longer than the typical fashion trend, which usually lasts five years; mere fads are generally played out in two years. Why have shoulder pads endured? The obvious answer is that they help people look better. Fashion seems to be trying to convince us that we’re tired of shoulder pads, even the more natural ones. Before you dismiss shoulder pads, consider the figure advantages most of us have enjoyed during the previous, padded decade.

Our shoulder area is a 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.

Jan Larkey gives the best solutions to all shoulder shapes in this article from Threads #47 (June/July 1993).

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    Every two months when Threads arrives I sit and read it from cover to cover, so much pleasure, best wishes Marieteresa

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