Hip dips aren’t a new dance move, but they are the latest body positivity trend on Instagram.
The term, also known as violin hips, refers to indentations in womens’ hips. The shape has nothing to do with weight and everything to do with body structure.
“Gluteus medius isn’t a meaty muscle, it wouldn’t really be able to be built up to help with a dip,” personal trainer Kelly-Marie Bakewell shared on Instagram. “If the dip is from excess fat then exercise may help but again fat storage can be genetic. It’s mostly down to high wide hips.”
Still, as women are bombarded with hourglass images of round-hipped silhouettes, they have sought ways to correct hip dips. There are Reddit threads, guides on how to get rid of them (you can’t, but can fight fat there) and even adhesive silicone hip pads to hide them.
But, there are also women celebrating what some see as an imperfection. There’s a hip dip appreciation blog on Tumblr.
And, recently, a flood of women fed up with the notion that only round hips are beautiful, are posting photos of their hip dips on Instagram as a way to spread a message of body positivity.
The bottom line: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with hip dips.
Culled from https://www.usatoday.com