We've seen the trends move from dainty, pastel-wearing girls with thigh gaps
that resemble the parting of the Red Sea, to track pants and mom jeans and having a positive body image.
Having spent the past few weeks viewing Barbie-like bottoms, impossible thigh gaps
and legs smoother than James Bond in my own mission to buy a bikini online, I say three cheers to Asos for keeping it real.
You'll learn about "go as an awesome woman" Halloween outfits; donating to get bikes to girls in Guatemala; cool t-shirts (Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles); why girls and women should stop saying "sorry" so much and stop worrying about thigh gaps
; and getting girls in schools worldwide.
Now Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby and Vicky Pattison are posting selfies of themselves with thigh gaps
and tiny tummies at every opportunity.
Tumhlr, with its endless stream of thigh gaps
and fashion bloggers, ranked just behind it as the site that makes GL girls feel inadequate.
Between thigh gaps
and camel toes, never before has this area been under so much scrutiny.
And don't even get me started on those idiots (usually reality TV stars) who upload pics of their "thigh gaps
" and "bikini bridges" to the web.
I want to bottle it so that when she is 15 she can laugh in the face of thigh gaps or whatever the awful fad will be in 11 years time.
This ridiculous notion of a thigh gap, of not being skinny enough of not being pretty enough is corrosive and wrong.
Thigh gaps are defined as the space between the thighs, which is apparent on slim people like fashion models.
In the article titled "Why The Dangerous 'Thigh Gap' Trend Makes Me Mad," Lawley has lambasted the explosion of "thinspiration" groups and pages online, users are posting pictures of thigh gaps, using them as inspiration for their weight loss goal.
The "thigh gaps
" that is sported by supermodel Kate Moss and fellow London "It" girl Alexa Chung are also highly coveted by the teenage girls.
Today, people may be obsessed with thigh gaps
but in the 1700s, it was all about the calves.
Body image and self-esteem are at the heart of debates about positive role models for girls with the on-stage antics of Miley Cyrus or the fashion obsession with thigh gaps
grabbing the headlines.
Insulting comments, like "pig." followed, indicating that her "thigh gap
" was not large enough and she herself not thin enough.