When mainstream retail shops latch onto a particular trend like this, you can pretty much wave goodbye to any clothes that don't feature it. When it comes to power shoulders, if it's a simple case of shoulder pads you can always snip them out. However, if it's the actual cut of the fabric that's creating the shoulder detailing, you're in a make or break situation.
Do you love or hate the power shoulders on this cream French Connection dress? I quite like the angular shape, but I'm never crazy about cap sleeves; they're so unflattering on the potentially flabby armpit area! I also wonder if you can actually lift your arms in this dress. To be honest, I'd prefer it without the shoulders, because it wouldn't date as quickly.
If you've got the gorgeous armpits required to make this dress work and cash to splash, it costs £85 from French Connection and is available in cream and black.