If there is a part of your body you feel weird or self-conscious about, please stop. You are beautiful as you are and also whatever it is will probably have a catchy name and a hashtag any day now, because you're not alone.
That's what's just happened with a long neglected body part folks are suddenly worried about—you know, that little indentation that occurs in many people's side-butt area. The "hip dips."
So who knew hip dips were a thing? I've never heard of it! BUT reading this article & seeing the pics I've noticed I've got them! Ever since I can Remember I've ALWAYS hated my hips!! Still don't like it but at least I know it's normal & so many others have it too! Hands up if you have hip dips too?
According to Glamour magazine, there's over a thousand posts on Instagram about hip dips, sometimes called violin hips, because we are all shapely instruments.
Honestly, I have these too, and have never spared them a second thought, so it's interesting to see that simply acknowledging a part of your body is being labeled "body positivity." If I took a picture of my elbow and shared it, would that be body positivity? I guess so, if I've always been self-conscious about them. And apparently, a lot of women have been extremely self-conscious about the fact that people can see where their leg attaches to their hips in a completely ordinary and human fashion:
Most women have something about their body they would change if they could. For me that has always been my hips. No matter how much I work out I always felt like I had muffin tops, and my hips were too narrow, not feminine enough. I can't fill out pants or skirts the way that those without hips dips can. At my most self loathing my hips made me feel totally unattractive, not deserving of the label of 'woman'(cos women are "supposed" to have wide hips right?). But knowing that other women feel the same way I do about their hip dips has taken a lot of the pressure off. For the first time I am not self conscious about my hips! (Pangur also has hips dips.) #hipdips #violinhips #bodypositive
Apparently #hipdips are like. A thing at the moment. I legit just accepted (as like, a child/teenager) that my hips were this shape because that's how my bones grow. It never occurred to me to think my hips were weird? Wtf is with the beauty industry making people think this isn't normal? I'm so confused!
It's pretty messed up that the beauty industry makes us all feel insecure about how we look, up to and including the way our bones grow. Thank you social media for letting folks who have the same worries about their hot bods get together and reassure each other. You all look good!
THIS! 🖐🏻 This is my insecurity every single day. They're not love handles, they're hip dips. That's my thigh at the bottom of the dip. My muscular thigh that won't shrink unless I lose that muscle. 🙅🏻 Then my hip is above that. I can't lose much more around there and even when I pull my skin back, the dip is still there. So what's a girl to do? 🤷🏻♀️ Don't buy tight dresses. Yes, it sucks because they're super cute and light and flows, but those hip dips got me putting those dresses back on the rack. 🤦🏻♀️ I have found some workouts that are supposed to help them, but so far no luck. So until then, I'm gonna do the only thing I can-- embrace them. 👏🏻 You win this time hip dips, but hopefully not next. 👊🏻