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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Getting the Cool Shoulder

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Looks like designers are giving us the cool shoulder this season! Autumn-Winter 2009 runways have been strewn with power puffs and sharp shoulder pads that add extra zing to modern power dressing.

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Balmain continues to rock pronounced shoulders in jackets sans the marching band embellishments from S/S 2009. Silhouettes are kept svelte with skinny sleeves and slim pants.

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Puffed sleeves in different shapes and sizes can be found in Zac Posen's new collection, which also mixed ultra-feminine ensembles with some androgynous looks.

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Dolce & Gabbana brings a dark Alice in Wonderland to life with big bows, full skirts and puffed sleeves that extend a little bit down the arms.

Make these puffs and pads wearable on your personal runway by choosing the right sleeve size for your body type. For instance, since shoulder pads add width, smaller ones would suit petite girls best. And this goes for everybody: cinch your waist to keep your figure curvy--not boxy.

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