Hipsters are all about big hips

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 05:00 19/06/2012

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A strange trend that started at couture shows is swiftly making its way down the fashion food chain.

Balmain may have made super-padded blazers with exaggerated shoulders cool, but Thierry Mugler, Versace and Alexander McQueen are all saying it's the hip that's now hip.

While it's not uncommon for models to wear bottom and hip padding under their garments at couture shows to give them more feminine curves, this padding is on the actual dresses themselves.

Hips are being enlarged and shaped more dramatically than bosoms were by the Wonderbra in the nineties.

Beyonce is a fan, and so are Lady Gaga and Nelly Furtado - it gives them hips of Kardashian proportions; but would you wear this crazy trend if it came to a store near you?

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- Fairfax Media

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