Why do I have hip dips
Do you have THESE dents too? You should definitely know that!
There's a new body positive hashtag that's making the rounds on the web and we don't want to withhold it from you. Women post pictures under #HipDips to show others why the shape of their hips isn't something to be ashamed of.
'Hip dips' are the dents that appear on the sides of the hips, which are practically between the hips and thighs. This means that women do not have the socially celebrated "hourglass figure", but rather have a "kink" in their silhouette, so to speak.
"My SKELETON is just shaped like that."
This outward trait is absolutely nothing bad or reprehensible - blogger Rebecca Nolan knows that too. But that was not always so. In a post on her Instagram page, the young woman talks about how she used to struggle with her figure and believed that her hip dips were really nasty flaws that she could get rid of with a lot of exercise.
Bit of a nervy post for me but LETS DO IT ANYWAY. Hip dips. Guys, I didn't even know this was a thing until about 3 years ago. I spent all my teenage years thinking I had awful muffin top / love handles; hating the fact that I didn't look 'normal' in bodycon dresses (thus NEVER wearing them) .. and honestly I think it was probably my biggest motivator to start exercising when I was about 17-18 (so much cardioooo). I was desperate to lose the 'love handles' so I could finally wear bodycon dresses (I'm actually cringing as I type this thinking back on how obsessed I was over this) It was my biggest insecurity One day, I was scrolling through reddit fitness or something and came across 'hip dips' .. I was like * wtf is a hipdip ... OH-MY-GOD-THATS JUST LIKE ME *. Cue the life-changing moment when I realized that I did not have awful muffin top, that actually I just had high hips. My SKELETON was set this way. [If you don't know what I'm talking about at this point plz see the picture. Also known as violin hips / hip dents. Basically hips just dip in before getting to legs] So, I realized 1. I wasn't fat 2. There was absolutely nothing I could do to change the shape of my hips (no amount of exercise or calorie reduction will change your skeleton) 3. I'd never be comfortable in a bodycon dress .... but, this was okay. Somehow, in this moment of realization, I was totally fine with this. All of my insecurity was coming from thinking it was something wrong with me, something I had to change. Realizing I couldn't change it just brought me some kind of body-acceptance and such RELIEF I'm gonna be honest, I don't love my hips; but we all have bodyparts we're not sold on. However, I know I can't change them ... and that makes me happy, cause I can focus on working on things that I can change eg. Growing quads that can crush a watermellon [If you're wondering what the point / message of the post is supposed to be, tbh I'm not sure. Body confidence in the things you can't change, and bettering the things you can change? Self-love? Learning what hip dips are? Take what you will: ')] So ps. not saying hip dips are a bad thing, just talking from my own experience #okaydone
A post shared by Rebecca Nolan (@ tea.to.triceps) on Jun 13, 2017 at 7:58 am
"I realized that I don't have a terrible lifebuoy, just high hips"writes the blogger. "My SKELETON is just shaped like that. (...) All of my insecurities came from thinking that something was wrong with me, something that I had to change. Realizing that I couldn't change it gave me more Self-acceptance and great relief. "
#HipDips is the latest body positive movement
And Rebecca isn't the only one celebrating her #HipDips. Hundreds of women post pictures under the hashtag to show that the shape of their hips is not something that needs to be hidden or concealed.
Of course there are also critical voices that get loud and say that a body positive movement like #HipDips is just as reprehensible as dangerous lean trends like "Thigh Gap" and Co.
On the other hand, it can be argued that a trend like this is not about excluding people without hip dips or calling them less beautiful. Much more is about showing people who struggle with insecurities because of their hip shape that their supposed flaws are something completely normal and that they are not alone with it.
What do you think of the hip-dips movement?
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