Saturday, 2 August 2014

Ode to Broad Shoulders

I for one have always had very broad shoulders in comparison to my frame, it could be nature or you could put it down to the trapeze lessons that I partook in my childhood and early teen years (don't ask). Either way, they are most definitely there.

 During the majority of my teen years I spent endless hours fretting over them, totally self conscious that they made me look masculine, I would style my hair big with extensions to make them appear smaller, never tie my hair up and for the love of god, always avoided shoulder pads! However in the past few years I have learnt to love them. As the forth wave of feminism is in full swing, recent fashion trends have been all about the strong shoulder look with spaghetti sting and halterneck tops bracing the catwalks and high-streets, a modern take on the 80's shoulder pad movement perhaps. Big shoulders are quite literally, BIG. Some of the sexiest and most powerful women in the world, Kim Cattrall, Michelle Obama, Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox to name a few, were all blessed with the broadness, would you consider them masculine?

So, broad shoulders, yes, sometimes you do make me afraid to wear kimonos and cardigans in fear that I may look like a square, but you are truly fabulous, fun and feminine, and I will continue to rock you with confidence and style.


  1. oh i feel, i have the broadest shoulders! love the blog x

  2. I am queen of the broad shoulders and hips to match!! Love the post, team broad shoulders!! Xx


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