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Shoulder pads
These popular sewn-in garment enhancements swept through the 1980s like a plague infecting every blouse, dress, and blazer. Alexis Colby, the fictional character played by Joan Collins on "Dynasty," may be their reigning queen of the embarrassing trend. Shoulder pads made a brief recent comeback thanks to Lady Gaga's bizarre costumes, but overall they are considered offensively bad.

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