Hip dips are proving popular as the newest body positivity trend on Instagram. The cutesy term, also known as “violin hips” refers to the inward curve below the hips and above the thighs on each side of your hips. Many young women have been embarrassed of them in the past and attempt to get rid of them.
Personal trainer Kelly-Marie Bakewell shared on Facebook. “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.”
Hip dips are totally normal, and women of all body shapes and sizes can have them. It has less to do with weight and more to do with the shape of your pelvis was created — kind of like whether or not you have bony knees or a bump on your nose. It’s also something you can’t get rid off because essentially.
Still, as hourglass photographs of rounded-hip have been portrayed as ideal in the media as of late, many women have sought methods in an attempt to correct hip dips to achieve that shape. There are YouTube videos, Reddit threads, waist trainers and even adhesive silicone hip pads to cover them.
However, there are also women celebrating their beautiful hip dips, taking to Instagram by sharing images of their hip dips as a way to help spread body positivity messages.
Embrace your body regardless you have hip dips or not. There’s nothing wrong with your hip dips.
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