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By Leigh Brown and Leigh Brown,Cox News Service | November 8, 1990
Palm Beach, Fla.Yesterday, shoulder pads were as vital to dressing as zippers or hems. Today they are almost anathema to chic.No trend-setting designer showed a single linebacker look this year, foreshadowing a complete shoulder turnaround: from thick spare, square to round, augmented to natural. Its demise may indicate more about American psyches than about fashion.The introduction of shoulder pads revolutionized dressing twice. The first time found Johnny marching off to war and Judy traipsing to work in missile factories.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | November 23, 2005
Sean Price had just powered his way to 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Gilman's come-from-behind win over nationally ranked DeMatha of Hyattsville. As the teams lined up for the post-game handshakes, Price removed his jersey and shoulder pads, revealing a slender, sinewy upper torso that glistened with sweat in the early September sun. "Their defensive backs coach said, `Man, you're skinny without your shoulder pads on. I don't see how you can run as hard as you do,' " recalled Price, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound running back.
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By Mary Rourke and Mary Rourke,Los Angeles Times | November 26, 1992
Did anyone in the '80s believe there was life after shoulder pads? And power suits and color-coordinated "outfits"?If designers had predicted five years ago what was coming for spring '93, fashion stock might have fallen down on its own pumped-up pecs. But the future is here. And a new dress style is emerging: soft-edged, non-aggressive, feminine, fanciful, more inventive than anything in recent years. It may look odd at first sight -- but it relates to the world we now live in.The economy has played a major part in directing this trend.
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August 4, 2005
"Grab your Walkman, and make sure you bring extra duct tape. You'll need it to make sure that gigantic weight hanging off your side doesn't fall and crash to the ground, and blast the Huey Lewis." "Go for some Fruit Roll-Ups. Make sure to separate the cellophane from the equally toxic candied sheet. The cellophane's probably healthier to eat." "Cool off. Take a dip with some Snorks at your local pool. Snork it up, seriously." "Guys, put on your rainbow-striped Mork suspenders, and make sure the lady in your life wears shoulder pads.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | August 27, 2000
After years of designers catering to the more casual work look for women and flooding stores with sweater sets galore, the power suit is making a comeback this fall -- but not in a stodgy way. Besides the standard black and gray ensembles, the suits in stores this September will come in plaid, tweed, purple, a sexy red named Merlot and even gold-hued leather. They'll be trimmed in fur, slightly beefed up with '80s-style shoulder pads or have a jacket cut like a kimono. "The pendulum is swinging back from '90s minimalism," said Heather Hested, Nordstrom's East Coast fashion education coordinator.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | October 8, 2000
Quick -- run to the closet. Somewhere in there, behind last year's zebra print jeans and that pair of chartreuse Hush Puppies, is the hot pink power suit with the linebacker-sized shoulder pads that was the height of fashion in 1984. Pull it out and dust it off. The '80s are back, according to fashion designers who touted Technicolor brights, fingerless gloves and killer shoulder pads at last month's Spring 2001 fashion shows in New York. Now do this: Bunch the suit up in a little ball and hide it in the three-inch suede pumps that match.
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August 4, 2005
"Grab your Walkman, and make sure you bring extra duct tape. You'll need it to make sure that gigantic weight hanging off your side doesn't fall and crash to the ground, and blast the Huey Lewis." "Go for some Fruit Roll-Ups. Make sure to separate the cellophane from the equally toxic candied sheet. The cellophane's probably healthier to eat." "Cool off. Take a dip with some Snorks at your local pool. Snork it up, seriously." "Guys, put on your rainbow-striped Mork suspenders, and make sure the lady in your life wears shoulder pads.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Staff Writer | May 21, 1992
Don't make the mistake of thinking longer skirts will hide a multitude of sins. The new shapes require a polished leg and taut midriff -- or the illusion of same. If you are thinking along longer lines,here are some points to consider:* The news may be the length, but the focus is on the midriff. A gathered waist will add bulk to the slimmest bodies. Look for skirts with a clean hip line -- stitched pleats on a pleated skirt,a smooth yoke on a full skirt,a bias cut that caresses the hip.* The fuller the skirt the leaner the bodice should be. Think about a top as spare as a dancer's leotard paired with a circle skirt that nearly brushes the ankle.
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | December 18, 1991
With the graying of America, senior women are demanding more attention from fashion and beauty professionals.And the industry is responding. Makeup lines are being aimed at older consumers. Clothing designers and manufacturers are creating fashions for people with arthritis. And a book offering advice for women over 50 is in the works."Look Like a Winner After 50" by Jo Peddicord (National Writers Press, $15.95) won't hit shelves until January, but we got an advance look. Here are some of her tips plus a few of our own:* To hide your "widow's hump," or rounded shoulders and back, wear clothing with a collar instead of a jewel neckline.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Staff Writer | March 27, 1993
The environmentally correct crowd probably did not have this particular tip in mind when urging people to recycle: using discarded shoulder pads to bolster a flat chest."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 31, 2001
MINNEAPOLIS - The Atlantic Coast Conference swept yesterday's Associated Press National Coach and Player of the Year awards, as North Carolina's Matt Doherty and Duke's Shane Battier were given the respective honors. It marked the first time since 1979 that a conference won both awards. That year they were won by coach Bill Hodges and senior forward Larry Bird of Indiana State. "It's a proud moment to be recognized this way," said Doherty, who became the first ACC coach to win a share of the title in his first season.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | October 8, 2000
Quick -- run to the closet. Somewhere in there, behind last year's zebra print jeans and that pair of chartreuse Hush Puppies, is the hot pink power suit with the linebacker-sized shoulder pads that was the height of fashion in 1984. Pull it out and dust it off. The '80s are back, according to fashion designers who touted Technicolor brights, fingerless gloves and killer shoulder pads at last month's Spring 2001 fashion shows in New York. Now do this: Bunch the suit up in a little ball and hide it in the three-inch suede pumps that match.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | August 27, 2000
After years of designers catering to the more casual work look for women and flooding stores with sweater sets galore, the power suit is making a comeback this fall -- but not in a stodgy way. Besides the standard black and gray ensembles, the suits in stores this September will come in plaid, tweed, purple, a sexy red named Merlot and even gold-hued leather. They'll be trimmed in fur, slightly beefed up with '80s-style shoulder pads or have a jacket cut like a kimono. "The pendulum is swinging back from '90s minimalism," said Heather Hested, Nordstrom's East Coast fashion education coordinator.
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By John Eisenberg | July 5, 1999
NEW YORK -- The Orioles' season is in tatters, but at least they're finally giving some young players a chance.Sidney Ponson and Jason Johnson are pulling their weight in the starting rotation, and Jerry Hairston is giving a good impression of a major-league second baseman while standing in for Delino DeShields, who is out with a hamstring injury.The Orioles haven't gambled on young players in years, especially since Peter G. Angelos bought the team and instituted a veterans- or-bust policy also known as the Norm Charlton Principle.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1997
Ravens equipment manager Ed Carroll makes sure the players have shoes and shoulder pads. Trainer Bill Tessendorf takes care of the sore muscles and pulled hamstrings. Mike Wagner of the grounds crew grooms the practice fields at Western Maryland College for team drills and exercises.At Ravens training camp in Westminster, Carroll, Tessendorf and Wagner have been members of the team behind the team.This hard-working crew of about 50 is responsible for keeping the players and coaches healthy, happy and focused on football for the five-week camp, which ended yesterday.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 6, 1995
Q: I recently bought a summer jacket with what I thought were very snappy broad shoulders. It made me feel and, I thought, look more confident. Now my husband says it makes me look like a gangster from an old movie.Is there a formula for determining how broad-shouldered a jacket should be so that it is in proportion to my rather slim hips? And am I or my husband right?A: I'm afraid I agree with your husband, and so does New York designer Carolina Herrera."I know he is right without even seeing the suit," she said.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | April 13, 1995
Q: I have an employee who is efficient and attractive. Unfortunately, however, she has a terrible fashion sense. She wears plaids with stripes in colors and fabrics that completely clash. I'd like to help her. Should I?A: This is a such a touchy question I decided to get the advice of a professional -- Susan Fignar, who heads her own image consulting firm in Chicago."By all means, yes, you should help your valued employee."It's important for her to create a suitable look for her professional image and business environment, not to mention the possibility of future job promotion.
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By Francine Parnes | November 28, 1991
Seniors can look great at any age, writes Jo Peddicord in her new book, "Look Like a Winner After 50."The book, (National Writers Press, $15.95) to be published in January 1992, offers these tips:* To guard against winter's chill, layering is key. Double up on pantyhose with light-colored support stockings topped by sheers.* To camouflage a "widow's hump," or rounded back and shoulders, wear clothing with a collar rather than a jewel neckline. A large silk square tied at the neck will soften the profile.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | April 13, 1995
Q: I have an employee who is efficient and attractive. Unfortunately, however, she has a terrible fashion sense. She wears plaids with stripes in colors and fabrics that completely clash. I'd like to help her. Should I?A: This is a such a touchy question I decided to get the advice of a professional -- Susan Fignar, who heads her own image consulting firm in Chicago."By all means, yes, you should help your valued employee."It's important for her to create a suitable look for her professional image and business environment, not to mention the possibility of future job promotion.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | September 22, 1994
Q: I have a great job with a staff of eight. I must look good. And to do that I need jackets with constructed shoulders. They give my body shape and make me look poised and attractive. But now my sister tells me shoulder pads are "out" and soft shoulders are "in." She says that if I wear my old jackets, I'll look out of fashion.A: This is a question I am asked constantly. Businesswomen who are used to constructed shoulders cannot imagine life without them.They don't have to. You'll be happy to hear that Giorgio Armani, the Italian designer who put working women into jackets, showed both soft and constructed jackets for fall, saying:"The point is in the softness of the fabrics and shapes of the jacket at the hem. It is always flared and fluid.
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