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I have such sloped shoulders that I still wear shoulder pads-the end about 1/2" thick- they make my clothes look so much better, I was wondering if anyone else still wear them?

Wanda
 
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I still wear them if they are attached to shirts/tops that I buy. I bet we're not the only ones who still wear them.
 
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Some of my new clothes have them. Mine are a lot thinner & softer than they were in the 90's.

I still have a box of the old ones in my closet. I clipped them out of things or un-Velcro'ed them. The worst ones were pads that you couldn't remove, so they came out of the wash in a wad. Then you'd be tugging on the foam & the cover to get them to line up again.
 
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Sometimes I do and sometimes I need them as the neckline is too low or the shoulders need balancing for the rest of me so I make-shift them.
 
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No, I don't wear them anymore but I probably should. My purse (shoulder bag) ALWAYS slips off my shoulder & it drives me crazy. I guess my shoulders slope too much. Frown


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yep...need them to fill out that part of my shoulder to make sleeve hang correctly.


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Nope. I have always cut them out of dresses and blouses. I leave in in well-constructed jackets.

But I've always been broad shouldered. Back in my skinny days I had to buy/make blouses one size larger than my skirts/slacks/jeans.
 
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I do,thinner one's now. I think they look niceer to balance me out as I age Frown Sigh


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I don't though my bras straps keep falling down.


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I don't purposely put them in. If they are already in when I buy a top then I leave them in. But I've always liked shoulder pads!


Shawn


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And I have always cut them out of shirts, jackets , etc. My doctor told me I have shoulders like a linebacker.. guess that's why I don't need them.
 
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Most of my clothes don't have shoulder pads, but I wish they did. If I buy something and it has shoulder pads, I leave them in. I have sloping shoulders and can never keep my purse from falling off my shoulder. I like the idea of the shoulder strap on purses, but they don't work well for me. I keep thinking I'm going to get a cross-body purse, like my DD and DGD use, but you don't see many woman my age with them. I know, I should just get one anyway.
 
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bunnybcb, I have the same problem with a shoulder strap purse, I splurged on a 'coach'brand cross body bag and just love it,just enough room for tissues, keys, credit card and ID, figured if I am going to use one I am going to do it in style. A friend asked me if it was expensive and I told her'didn't care' I wanted it and I got it.

Wanda
 
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I don't think you have to be young for a cross-body bag. My MIL ALWAYS kept a purse with a long strap and carried it across her body. DM had one that wore out and I couldn't find one she liked. I finally looked for patterns online. Printed several. Of course she liked the most difficult pattern. LOL
 
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There must be a trick to wearing a cross-body bag and positioning that strap. Every time I try to do it, it ends up looking like the Colorado River going through the Grand Canyon, IYKWIM.
 
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bwahahahahahahahah!

You could put shoulder pads under the strap to fill in the valley....


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Down in the valley
The valley so low
Hang your head over
Hear the wind blow

Big Grin

Not stuffing anything in there. A few girls in my jr. high class tried that with disastrous results... Eek
 
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If something has them in, I do. If not, I don't... Chris
 
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A few girls in my jr. high class tried that with disastrous results...


I did too...the wadded kleenex fell out....

The winner from the last run way (good grief, forgot her name already!) could quilt you a leather chest plate...

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"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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LOL - I know who you're thinking of. She can make them flat, but can she make them in 3-D? Big Grin
 
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I think they give a more tapered look i guess. i have them in a few light jackets..but i rarely get dressed up anymore.
speaking of falling bra straps, my friend bought this silicone piece that fits over your bra strap on the shoulder, she is big/heavy busted and she needed some relief from the indents the weight was causing..she says they work good, let me try one at quilt group.not to bad really.
 
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My cousin - 2-3 years older - went to the lake with us. She had a darling swimsuit but the top was bigger than she was. Her mother gave her some pads to help fill out the suit. The guys ogled her!

Well, those pads were foam. As soon as her bust hit the water - blup-blup - they popped up and out! LOL Every time we get together that story still "pops" up! Smile
 
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On the night I was born (I came early) my parents weren't packed and ready to go to the hospital...my dad raced around and rummaged through drawers to pack mom's suitcase. He came up with a pair of shoulder pads and asked my mom if she needed to take them...Smile

Sherry: I'm screaming!!!

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"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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He came up with a pair of shoulder pads


WOW - they had shoulder pads that long ago?!?! Razz
 
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Those were the original ones!


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Well you did say you were born EARLY... Big Grin

I had a "Wow, I feel old" moment recently. My 30-something neighbor guy & I were talking. I mentioned that I had a rotary-dial phone in the garage. He said he wanted to see it & wanted to show it to his son! OK, so now everyday objects we took for granted are museum-type curiosities to the younger generations. Roll Eyes

I would have probably really blown his mind if I had mentioned that my stereo has an 8-track tape player in it! Razz
 
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I am laughing here. I ditched the shoulder pads long ago but loved the bathing suit storry, Sherry. A friend of mine had a suit in HS that had a built in bra, which she didn't fill out. She would turn her torso but the suit stayed in place. Sometimes the bra would be under her arm. What a hoot.
Starry, we still have a rotary dial at the cottage(harvest gold), stopped the landline service last year but the phone remains. At least the step-grands tried it out while it worked.
Thanks for the chuckle, Nancy, at least your dad was trying to be helpful.

piney
 
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Love all the stories about the swim suits.
Wanda, I'm going to have to seriously look for a cross body purse. My DD loves Coach and usually finds one on sale, but it still costs more than I pay for my purses. I do have a Sax purse that I've been using for several years that was given to me by a co-worker before I retired. But it's the shoulder strap style and keeps falling off my shoulder. Years ago, when the shoulder pads were thick, I could make sure the strap would be far enough on my shoulder so it would get sort of hooked on the shoulder pad. Course you kind of looked like a linebacker with those shoulders.
 
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