Like most beauty trends that have to do with body image, the thigh gap (the empty area between your legs if your thighs don’t touch) has seen its fair share of controversy. The Internet is flooded with workouts and diet plans to get you to the pin-thin legs necessary, but many are calling it unhealthy and downright dangerous--especially for young girls.
This designer, however, takes things one step further by creating jewelry designed to hang in this empty area. Soo Kyung Bae writes on her company website that TGap Jewellery focuses on “accentuating and celebrating the gap.” Everyone is free to browse the pieces and even add them to the cart, but it’s what happens when someone tries to check out that you’ll love.
Any woman or girl who tries to actually buy the pieces is directed to a page discussing the background of the website that reveals--it’s not actually real!
G-Rant (Andrew Elliott) and Sherri K:Thigh gap jewelry... Is it a thing? Don't worry! It's not real; instead it's...Posted by The New Hot 93.5 on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
G-Rant (Andrew Elliott) and Sherri K:Thigh gap jewelry... Is it a thing? Don't worry! It's not real; instead it's...
Bae uses this page as a place to tell women and girls who feel like they need to achieve the coveted the thigh gap that they don’t have to conform to these strict and sometimes punishing ideas of physical beauty. She worries that holding yourself to these standards “may lead to dieting and unhealthy attempts to pursue the ideal body, ultimately developing eating disorder symptoms.” The site was created to start “a debate on unrealistic body image,” and offers help to those who feel pressure from the media to make their bodies look this way.
We think challenging the idea that your beauty has anything to do with the size of your body--and offering people who suffer from eating disorders aggravated by media messaging--is something worth cheering over.
Check out these photos of Hollywood stars in bikinis who embrace their look, "imperfections" and all.
This is Joan Collins at 22, 30 years before her star turn on "Dynasty." If this were today, a celebrity would insist on Photoshopping that slight bulge over her bathingsuit-bottom away.