Christopher Salmon: Women's Casual Day wear 80s: The light pastel colored sweaters and acid wash denim embody the casual trends of the 80s. This particular picture represents the slightly more controlled and almost business like casual wear. Big curly hair and cropped pants showing white socks is also an 80s trend.
Shoulder pads, popularized by Joan Collins and Linda Evans from the soap opera Dynasty, remained popular throughout the 1980s and even the first three years of the 1990s. The reason behind the sudden popularity of shoulder pads for women in the 1980s may be that women in the workplace were no longer unusual, and wanted to "power dress" to show that they were the equals of men at the office
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Shoulder pads: These are shaped pads of felt or foam, put in the shoulders of garments to give them shape. They are frequently used in tailored garments like jackets and coats. They come pre formed in many shapes and sizes, or you can make your own.