The SS19 season birthed many a statement trend, but one that stood head and shoulders above the rest was, aptly, shoulders. XXL in both size and impact, angular shoulders are the confidence cure that’s needed for an office refresh or to add pizzazz where it's lacking in more pared-down looks. Power dressing has never been so punchy.

Steeped in eighties nostalgia, Gucci continues to hit the decadence mark with this houndstooth hero piece; embroidered with “Spiritismo” on the back in glistening gold, it exudes otherworldly levels of cool when paired with jeans and a slouchy tee.

Sportmax isn’t shy of braving the bold with this pinstriped blazer – a closet mainstay that just oozes poise and professionalism (and a touch of panache, thanks to those luxe satin shoulders). You heard it here first... “Back to work” needn’t mean a return to boring shapes!

For days when you want to make statements (without making the effort), Petar Petrov is your bold-shouldered saviour – with a check that does the talking.

Get out of the hard shoulder and into the fashion fast lane: Summa’s belted number is a lesson in balance, with a cinched waist to create proportion amidst an XXL silhouette. Fitted trousers and heels are all you’ll need to elevate your look to the heights of elegance.

Dries Van Noten is our official pick of Technicolor dream-coat – blessed with boxy shoulders and, you guessed it, a whole rainbow riot of colour. Cher Horowitz has this on her wishlist – and so should you.

When is a blazer not just a blazer? When it’s an hourglass-honing hero, nipped at the waist and strong in the shoulders. We declare this & Other Stories style to be ideal for brunch and the boardroom alike.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the oversized. Unleash your inner boss lady... We dare you!

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