Hipsters are all about big hips

21:10, Jun 18 2012
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This Alexander McQueen dress features exaggerated hips.
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Another dress by Alexander McQueen with exaggerated hips.
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Beyonce sports an ensemble that draws attention to her hips.
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Nelly Furtado wears a dress with exaggerated hips on the red carpet.
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This Versace dress also features prominent hips.

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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