Round and Around We Go

Bid farewell to structured silhouettes (and shoulder pads) and say hello to pronounced but softer shoulders.


On his debut as the new Creative Director for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang showcased coats with spacious layers and large, rounded shoulders as homage to the oversized designs of the Cristobal Balenciaga Era.

Wang wasn’t the only one to go around the curve and modernise the classic shoulder shape. Rounded shoulders also appeared on the Fall 2013 runways of Proenza Schouler, Carven, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Dior and DKNY.

Whether in black, white, grey or baroque, the round-shouldered trend can appeal to anyone looking to invest in statement-making wardrobe pieces. Classic with a generous dose of avant-garde, these tailored garments can be easily be paired with pencil skirts and straight-legged trousers.

Round shoulders however, are not just reserved for ultra-chic outerwear. This striking silhouette can come in the form of casual dresses too, as seen on Victoria Beckham’s collection.

So, are you reshaping your shoulders this season?



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