I never thought I'd see the day when I'd regret slicing the shoulder pads out of all those vintage blazers over the years—but here we are in 2017, and suddenly the '80s silhouette feels relevant again. Perhaps we have Demna Gvasalia to blame, as the designer had been pushing padded jackets at Balenciaga and Vetements for several seasons now, but it's one thing to see the look on the runway and quite another to see it adopted by the mainstream, which seems to be the case this fall.
Tibi made one of the strongest arguments for the trend at its show back in February, with models in velvet suits and menswear-inspired blazers paired with miniskirts. Now, fast-fashion retailers like Zara and ASOS have jumped on board too, offering blazers and denim jackets with sharp, exaggerated silhouettes. Naturally, jackets and coats with outsize proportions are turning up everywhere, with street-style stars embracing the once-taboo trend in droves.
Below, see how they're styling supersize shoulders IRL, and shop our picks starting at $79.
Jeans and a tee are a foolproof choice.
Balance out the borrowed-from-Dad look with a short hemline.
Who knew double denim could look avant-garde?
Between the wool jacket, cozy knit, and plush pants, this look is all about the textures.
Proof that petite girls can pull off the trend, too.
Cher Horowitz would approve.
A belted style adds a bit of shape.
Keep the rest of your outfit simple and sleek.
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Wear alone or with the matching trousers.
A classic choice.
This one is on every street style star's wish list.
Layer this over a mini or some skinny jeans.
Yes, you need a vegan leather blazer in your life.
One for formal occasions, too.
Helmut Lang is back, and we're here for it.
An affordable alternative to Balenciaga's version.
Now that you've found your fall jacket, here's where to buy the best boots of the season.