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I Love 1983

Joan Collins

Shoulder pads

Shoulder Pads were the epitome of Eighties chic - and possibly one of the worst fashion statements ever. Shoulder pads rank alongside mutton chop sideburns and shell suits as one of the great fashion disasters.

But women loved them. Was it some sort of Freudian shoulder-envy obsession, did it keep you warm, or was it peer pressure from Dynasty stars like Joan Collins or Dallas that created the demand?

Who knows, but they became big - in all senses of the word - in the 1980s.

1983 Fashion: Shoulder Pads | Snoods | Sweat Bands

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