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Shoulder pads to be popular this season, predicts fashion expert

26 Aug
Shoulder pads are one fashion accessory that will be popular over the next few months, it has been suggested.

According to Debbie Hamblin, stylist for the Clothes Show Live, it is currently the "season of the shoulder".

She noted that over-the-knee boots and chunky necklaces are likely to be popular among shoppers this autumn, while "the court shoe is featuring very strongly".

"Belts are wide-waisted with buckle detail," Ms Hamblin remarked, adding that bags will come in a wide variety of sizes and range from featuring "delicate" beading to "full-on chunky with chains and zips".

Recent research from Mintel revealed that over 16 million people (41 per cent) purchased a belt during 2008, making it the most widely purchased fashion accessory in Britain, followed by the handbag, which was purchased by 36 per cent of the population.

Sales of women's belts climbed 8.7 per cent last year and the market is expected to grow between now and 2014.ADNFCR-2176-ID-19331033-ADNFCR
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