People are showing off their ‘hip dips’ on Instagram to make a point about body positivity

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • #HipDips is the latest body-positivity movement to go viral on social media.
  • Hip dips are indentations that occur when one’s hip bone is located higher than his or her femur, causing fat and muscle to cave inward.
  • The trend celebrates all types of women’s bodies.
  • Women are sharing empowering photos of their hip dips online. 

Living in an era plagued by fitness trends and diet fads, it’s refreshing when social media takes a break from perfection to appreciate all bodies. 

The latest hashtag to go viral on Instagram, which we first read about on Refinery29, does just that. #HipDips is taking over with thousands of women sharing photos of what’s been medically coined “trochanteric depressions.”

Although they don’t make for a rounded-hip hourglass shape, these dips or depressions are rather common. If your hip bone sits a tad higher than your femur, causing fat and muscle to cave inward, you’re more likely to notice them.

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