Monday, July 13, 2009

Shoulder to shoulder

Balmain-esque shoulders: is there a more covetable look for Autumn? The trend is pouring downstream, popping up everywhere in jackets and statement dresses. Penney's are about to launch their 'Power Shoulder Blazer', which should sell out in seconds and Dorothy Perkins is even sporting the look in military form with a cosy red coat that means serious winter business.

DP is also home to a black/grey statement shoulder dress that wouldn't look out of place on the Starship Enterprise, but screw it, I'm happy to take my cue from space if it guarantees the death of neon body-con by September.

By the way, 'shoulder' is one of those words that starts to lose all meaning once you type it or say it three or four times.


Power shoulder blazer €25, Penney's (due in store in August)



Puff shoulder crepe dress, €21, Penney's (due in store mid-October)





Red military coat €150, Dorothy Perkins




Statement shoulder dress, €50, Dorothy Perkins

12 comments:

chickenballsquish said...

The red DP coat is delicious. I don't think there's anything else that would make me say hurry up and end summer!

Aoife B said...

The red coat and purple dress are gorgeous!
Definitely prefer shopping for winter clothes than summer clothes...

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Arrrrgh i want the purple dress from penny's. So funky.

Not sure what i miss more,tayto's or shopping in Penny's.

The Jelly Monster said...

Oooohhh want the purple dress and the coat! super cute!

lovelydisco said...

Nom noms. That red DP coat is a beaut.

Blau von T said...

i love the shoulder,its really versatile,day or night, work or play

Womanatwork said...

Several months ago I commented on one of your posts, I think it was about the dreaded hareem pants and I asked for you opinion on shoulder pads. At which time I think we agreed that they are horrendous. I am now coming around to them, how fickle we are!

L* said...

I got that penneys dress in black. only 19euro! bargain. I wore it to a smart/formal event and everyone seemed to like it.

Felt a bit like i was dressed for a funeral but it nips you in at the waist and gives a great silhouette so i didn't care!

Simon said...

Cute and Nice dress!

Kitty said...

Wow there pretty amazing for dorothy perkins, right on!

vivienne westwood said...

Nom noms. That red DP coat is a beaut.

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