thigh gap

thigh gap

The space visible between one's inner thighs when one stands with knees touching or almost touching. Because thinness contributes to a thigh gap, this concept is often regarded or criticized as a beauty ideal. I worry that the media is encouraging young girls to see a thigh gap as beautiful and necessary.
See also: gap, thigh
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I don't want to be seen as some pervert walking round the race course looking at horses' bums for hours before putting a bet on, getting my tape measure out and comparing each thigh gap, before being ushered out of the racecourse by security.
Omielan, who has also starred on Live At The Apollo and shot to fame after a Youtube clip about the thigh gap went viral, will top the bill on Saturday July 6.
Having a thigh gap, Barbie feet, protruding rib cages, and most recently popularised, the 'Toblerone tunnel' is sought after.
"We've seen it before with the thigh gap trend, which saw many young girls try to conform to a beauty standard that's not only unobtainable for the majority of them, but also can encourage them to use unhealthy methods to achieve it."
Having a thigh gap really isn't the be-all and end-all, won't build you a career and won't make you a better person.
I also hate classes when the trainer goes, 'Come on girls, we need to get a thigh gap', which isn't realistic for a lot of people.
The figures in works (all 2016) such as Thigh Gap, Ginger, and Tender most literally recall the original photographic project, their pubic areas isolated, but now behind sweating glass, the entire compositions seeming to literally drip with humidity.
They found that girls felt bombarded by images of body perfection, with many highlighting the pressure to get a so-called thigh gap.
I don't want a thigh gap. I want Teddy to grow up seeing me happy."
Cut yourself a break and attempt to look only while you are dancing and not to mentally measure your thigh gap.
Jaffe follows up with a text that details the "thigh gap mania spreading across social media" ("Thigh Gap"), and then gives readers a farcical European study entitled "Housework," which posits that "housework alone significantly reduces the risk of both pre- and post-menopausal women getting [breast cancer]." Together these texts provide an ample counterpoint to the struggles of the Egyptian student, revealing through contrast the extent to which hegemonic culture has become enslaved to its superficiality.
After the shots were posted on her official Tumblr account, one fan said: "Questionable thigh gap there, Bey."