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All that changed in the 80s however when shoulder pads returned with a vengeance. New Wave bands used the look to separate themselves visually from their 70s forebearers. Women used them to achieve a more aggressive personal silhouette as they worked their way up the corporate ladder and TV shows like "Dynasty" made shoulder pad driven formal wear seem like a must have. And speaking of Dynasty; perhaps no 80s star personified the look to a greater extent than Joan Collins, who seemed to have been born into them. They lent her distant, seductive aura a sense of man-eating menace that was emulated (with varying degrees of success) from coast to coast for the better part of the decade.