Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

To instantly power up your look, veer towards the hard shoulder. Exaggerated broad shoulders and aggressively puffed sleeves are shaping the season's strongest silhouettes, adding a little oopmh to everything from staple knits to party wear and giving everyone an opportunity to rock to autumn winter's boldest statement. Carolyn Moore reports.

Ahead of the curve

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

The bold shoulder isn’t all about hard lines. With its nipped-in waist and leg-o-mutton sleeves, this glossy Pushbutton jacket is all about the curves. €475, net-a-porter.com.

Softly softly

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

If the hard shoulder is not for you, sheer fabrics like chiffon and organza evoke the silhouette in a softer way. Micro spot puff sleeved blouse by Mint Velvet, €89, mintvelvet.co.uk.

In the fold

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Bold shoulders can be hard and angular or soft and draped. This Lurex knit sweater contrasts an angular neckline with soft, draped sleeves for a fresh take on the look. €34, Next.

Pretty simple

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Proving that a bold shoulder doesn’t have to look intimidating, this ultra feminine Zara knit contrasts a strong, defined silhouette with delicate, 3d sleeve embellishment. €29.95, Zara.

The power of one

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Cut in a stretch cotton fabric for structure and shaping, pair this hot pink one shouldered top with ripped boyfriend jeans for effortless party season style. €19.99, Stradivarius.

Blaze a trail

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Strong shoulders come into their own defining the silhouette of a blazer. Wear this subtly shimmering ASOS Design blazer as a party dress or a dressy outerwear option. €94.01, asos.com.

In the round

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

With its signature rounded silhouette Rotate’s paisley Number 1 dress will be your go to for any occasion this winter. The structured profile holds its shape perfectly in velvet cotton €400, Brown Thomas

Squaring off

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

Hit two trends in one and lean into the season’s gothic mood while you nail the hard shoulder look. Victorian inspired blouse with ultra defined shoulders, €43, River Island.

Pull the drapes

Bold shoulder: How to instantly power up your look

With a flattering, figure-skimming draped cut and softly defined, broadshouldered silhouette, this H&M dress is a hard shoulder look that’s easy to pull off. €39.99, H&M.

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