Beauty

Mermaid Thighs are the Newest Body Trend and You're Gonna Love It

For the past few years, the thigh gap has been the "in" thing. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it basically meant that if your feet were together and your thighs didn't touch you were "thin enough." Which, frankly, is absurd. Thigh gaps have more to do with your bone structure than your body fat, but it's a real thing people were worried about. Thigh gaps are also easily fabricated through lighting and good angles; meaning most of the ones you see posted online are probably not even real.

But fear not! There's a new beauty trend blowing up right now and it's called Mermaid Thighs.

Mermaid Thighs are about celebrating and embracing your natural curves. Embrace that your thighs touch, celebrate that you ate that large fry instead of starving yourself. It's all about accepting who you are and loving yourself no matter what.

This comes at the heels of a new beauty campaign entitled "Plus is Equal" sheds light on to how plus size women, both in real life and in the beauty industry, are often excluded and seen as "lesser" than society's beauty standards. Mermaid Thighs has gained a lot of traction on social media, with people sharing their beautiful bodies.

           
           
           
           

           Instagram photo by RAW Beauty Talks • Aug 25, 2016 at 11:46pm UTC

           

           
           
           
           

           Instagram photo by @pip_gets_fit • Aug 26, 2016 at 2:14pm UTC

           

           
           
           
           

           Instagram photo by Justine LeGault • Aug 24, 2016 at 11:48am UTC

           

           
           
           
           

           Instagram photo by Jennifer • Aug 26, 2016 at 4:37am UTC

           

It's so refreshing to see a beauty trend that celebrates women with curves and doesn't try to shame people in to changing their bodies to be thinner. Amazing!

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