Shoulder Pads Belong in the Past
Rihanna has an obvious love for shoulder pads, but we think the trend saw its heyday in the 1980s, and regardless what the flamboyant singer thinks, it's not coming back. The boxy Alexandre Vauthier suit Rihanna wore to the 2009 VEVO launch party left critics doubting even a trendsetter like Rihanna could revive a dated fad like shoulder pads. Not one to care what others think, Rihanna wore another Alexandre Vauthier design -- which included a bodysuit and cape -- to the 2010 Echo Awards. Again, the outfit's shoulder pads caused a stir in the fashion world, and she received mix praise from critics and fans for choosing a garment featuring such an out-of-style trend. Notice that it was the shoulder pads, not the cape, that received bad press. You know an element of your outfit just isn't working when people are paying more attention to it than the fact that you're dressed like a superhero!