Dear Lorraine: Yes, shoulder pads are still in use. However, this is a “yes, but” answer. Take a hard look in the mirror, and if your clothes with shoulder pads give you a natural look, you’re fine. If the look is exaggerated, consider replacing those giant pads with something smaller.Click to see full answer. Regarding this, are shoulder pads in style in 2019?Spotted throughout the Fall/Winter 2018 runways and teased next season, for Spring/Summer 2019, too, shoulder pads are abound once again. But while the style—most synonymous with the 1980s—may seem old-fashioned, the pieces might actually be harbingers of change.Similarly, can you remove shoulder pads? Open a seam just large enough to fit your fingers into. Do not open at a junction of several seams, if possible. Examine the shoulder pads for point of attachment. Use a seam ripper to carefully detach the shoulder pads and remove. In respect to this, when did Shoulder pads go out of style? By the 1950s, shoulder pads appeared only in jackets and coats—not in dresses, knitwear or blouses as they had previously during the heyday of the early 1940s. By the early 1960s, these slowly became less noticeable and midway through the decade, shoulder pads had disappeared.What are set in shoulder pads?Set-in style shoulder pads should extend about 3/8 inch beyond the sleeve seam. If one end of shoulder pad is longer than the other, position longer end toward front of garment. Adjust pads as needed. On outside of garment, pin through pads along shoulder seams.