- I expect the shoulder pads are meant to give shape, but they succeed only in making the model look as if she’s wearing a rectangular box.
- The batwing sleeves just add more bulk to this already shapeless garment.
- And finally, I BEG YOU, please — unless you’re built like Heidi Klum (with legs up to your armpits) — step away from the gladiators. There are other ways to incorporate the style into your warm-weather wardrobe if you want to be part of this trend. None of us want to look stumpy on purpose, so possible compromises are to buy the sandals in a neutral color that extends (the look of) the leg or wear them with jeans, trousers or a long dress.
Hmmmmmm … maybe Heidi should take a pass on the dark gladiators too.