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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.