If you haven’t heard about thigh gaps then you might have not been following social media which is completely fine. Not everyone has the time to spend hours on it every day. On the other hand, you might be reading a post because you’re looking to get a sexy thigh gap which is also fine because in this guide we are going to decode the thigh gap phenomenon.
This topic has taken over many Instagram, Twitter, Blogs and has even sparked some every interesting and funny memes. The trend started in 2013 and is still a very hot topic across the web in 2017.
Even though many people are speculating that the thigh gap trend will be overtaken by its newest competitors the Thigh Brows and Bikini Bridges but for right now thigh gap is the reigning champion.
So let’s dive into it…
What is a thigh gap?
It’s actually a space that exists between the inner thighs of some women when they are standing vertically upright with their knees touching each other.
Here is an illustration below:
It is considered as one of the most sought after feminine looks by teenage girls and even some adult women. It’s mostly seen as a symbol of feminine fragility and beauty. However, it has led to some very disturbing attempts by women who are in the pursuit of thigh gap.
You want to know if you have one?
Just go and stand straight in front your mirror and ensure your back is up right. You must also make sure your knees are touching each other. If you somehow see a space between your inner thighs, then congratulations you have a thigh gap.
You are one of the few women who naturally have a thigh gap but the sad part is that some women are risking their health in order to achieve this look.
How did the thigh gap Trend GOT started
Ever heard of Cara Delevingne? She is a very popular supermodel in the social media realm and has a strong following.
When she stepped out on the catwalk runway, she became one of the top “thigh gap” icons, therefore sparking a trend that it still growing.
One other celebrity that has that iconic status as a thigh gap idol is Eleanor Calder, former girlfriend of One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. Let’s be clear, they aren’t being blamed here as they are just some of the very few women who naturally have a thigh gap.
It’s just that a snowball effect has created many Instagram and Twitter profiles dedicated to them.
Many women have been literally starving themselves in order to achieve that space between their legs but they don’t seem to realize that will only cause their health to deteriorate slowly. The thing is, there is a right and wrong way to approach this body goal.
You must know one fact: there is no special health benefit from having a thigh gap as it doesn’t make you stronger, it doesn’t give you stronger heartbeat, it doesn’t make you run faster and most of all it doesn’t make you healthy overall. Therefore, getting a thigh gap should not be your ultimate fitness goal.
Instead of focusing on a thigh gap, you should focus on toning your thighs which will in turn give your lower body the sexiest look you can possibly get.