Over the years, the thigh gap has become some sort of weird social media obsession. We're not entirely sure how this happened, but to be honest, it's pretty strange. This desire to achieve an obscure space between the inner thigh? It's just B.S.
Getting tired of reading about the thigh gap trend, contouring, the diet, haircut of the year etc. I have officialy decided to ignore it.— Veronica Hyttedalen (@verovintage95) July 7, 2016
So when we heard about a new thigh trend, we didn't know how to feel at first.
But then we figured out what #MermaidThighs was all about. And guys, this is a totally awesome body positive trend that we can get on board with.
Model Mondays. Mermaid Tattoo on Mermaid Thighs. Photo ▪@thenikkigomez #vivalacurvy #celebratemysize #plusmodelmag #modelmonday #thightat #girlswithink #pmmlovemybody #pmmspotlightmodel #honormycurves #curvy #bodydiversity #effyourbeautystandards #torridmodel #volup2isdiversity #hourglass #ownyoursexy #plussize #goldenconfidence #iamsizesexy #plusmodel #bodyimageplus #thickgirl #plussizemodel #nowrongwaytobeawoman #plusisbeautiful #bodypositive #bbw #mermaidthighs #mermaid #mermaidtattoo
What exactly is this hashtag all about? This tweet perfectly sums it up:
"The hashtag reminding us beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. 😁💞 #BodyPositive," Twitter user @HomaBound wrote.
When you search the hashtag on social media, you are presented with an array of full body selfies of women showing off their thighs, which touch just like a mermaid's. The movement is not about putting pressure on women to become skinny, rather it is to champion women for their bodies.
Positive Post❤️✌🏻️ This summer has been hard knowing I wasn't ok with the way I looked. The past 3 years not only have I changed but so has my body.. I'm not proud that I'm considered obese or I get comments like "you use to be so skinny" I made many decisions in my life that have affected me mentally and physical!!! And nobody has a right or the room to judge me! All you need to know is that I'm happy healthy and I have family and an amazing boyfriend that love me!!! Why try to fit into a mold that isn't made for me!✌🏻️ #mermaidthighs
So, if we keep celebrating women's bodies and the #MermaidThighs movement, we will all be one step closer to becoming a mermaid, which we're totally okay with.
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