Beyonce may be all things trendy and normally looks absolutely gorgeous, however has she made a big mistake wearing a dress which makes accentuates her hips and bottom quite so much?
One of the latest fashions trends may be have hip and butt pads but surely the whole point to make them larger so that you can really swing when you walk not appear as if something nasty is going on under your dress!
What is also strange is that TV fashion gurus are advising women to buy underwear which has been designed to pull tummies in, smooth thighs and lift bottoms! A real contradiction in styles!
Fashion trends are often bizarre at the best of times and while most women with large hips do everything they possibly can to hide and disguise them, they will be pleased, one assumes, that slimmer women are trying to copy the sassy walk large hipped women achieve so very naturally!
Fashion history has over the years seen some strange happenings under ladies clothes, dating right back to when no women of substance would ever dream of wearing a dress or skirt without a large hoop inside to make them appear very slim waisted.
The bustle was another style trend which in some ways you could say the latest butt pads are trying to emulate. Rather then having pads on their backside to make them appear neater and yet more emphasised the bustles were adorned with large bows and ribbons while the rest of the dress was figure hugging tight, with waists lines being pulled in with whale bone corsets.
Throughout history fashion trends have tried to push and pull women’s figure into what were and continue to be, the ideal body shapes. From 18 inch waists in the 50’s, the bustier which push bosoms up so high they look as if they will spill over the top as in some cases actually do-intentionally or not -as in Nell Gwen’s era and wide shoulder pads seen in the 70’s!
Women, no matter what shape or size, have throughout history tried to show off their smaller assets by making them, for the most part larger!
And yet it is only relatively recently that fashion designers are creating designs specifically for the plus size fashion market. This in itself is rather bizarre, but a welcome relief for plus size women. High street stores are gradually realising that large women also want to be trendy and chic without paying an fortune for their clothes and the plus size rails are gradually being displayed in more prominent parts of the store at long last!