It looks like all the focus on thigh gaps may finally be ending. If you think that the internet is suddenly going to stop discussing thighs, don’t get your hopes up. There is a new body buzzword, “thighbrows.” Spoiler alert: This doesn’t somehow combine thighs with our eyebrow obsession, this is strictly about our legs. Again. Before you roll your eyes, note that this idea is much better than the thigh gap one.
The term “thighbrows” started popping up around the internet after all the celebrity Labor Day beach photos. ELLE explains that thighbrows are, “a set of folds that frames the tops of thighs and separates leg from butt.” This is the definition that most of the internet are following and not Urban Dictionary‘s who describe thighbrows as, “When a woman’s bush sticks out from under her panties on each side.” Charming.
Based on the numerous examples floating around the internet thighbrows are more specifically the folds of skin created at the top of the thighs when your are sitting on your butt. If you’re lounging on a yacht and wearing a designer swimsuit than it is even better. Need another visual to fully grasp the concept? Take a look at Kylie Jenner‘s subtle thighbrows:
The other celebrities who are inspiration behind the thighbrow trend include pretty much all of the Kardashians (see the top photo of Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner), Beyonce, Rihanna, Amber Rose and anyone else who enjoys taking photos of themselves in a bathing suit, especially “frong” style swimsuits. (FYI, that’s swimsuits that are cut so high in the front that they look like front-facing thongs.)
While it seems a bit odd that thighbrows are becoming a buzzword now that summer is over and we’re busy think about scarves, ankle boots and wool jackets, it’s relevant because it is a more body positive idea than the thigh gap. The thigh gap was encouraging achieving a very specific and often unrealistic look, whereas thighbrows are embracing a natural part of your body. Everyone has thighbrows. We just didn’t have an official name for them before. It’s also great to see that the definitions use words like “rolls” and “skin folds” whereas a lot of the time people like to pretend those things don’t exist.
Even if you think all these body buzzwords are ridiculous, you can appreciate the body positive idea behind it. It is similar to the #LoveYourLines stretch mark movement because it’s embracing our bodies the way they are and not trying to conform to some ideal. They’ll be a new body buzzword in about a month but loving your thighbrows (or whatever we are going to be calling them then) is something that should never go out.