Back in the 1980s, you wouldn’t be caught without your shoulder pads. How else would you achieve that squared-shoulder look? It symbolized strength and proper posture. But instead of masking bad posture like they used to, people are turning to yoga and getting rid of the shoulder pads. If we see a boomer wearing shoulder pads, it’s best to simply remind them that it’s not cool anymore, much to their chagrin. Some people never even wore shoulder pads and cut them out before they even took the tag off their clothes (via Reddit).