Unfortunately, even without the thigh gap jewelry, the trend to achieve this so-called thigh gap is forcing some women to take extreme measures.
But according to Angela Guarda, the director of Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program, a natural gap between the thighs is rare. Guarda goes on to explain further that it’s the bone structure that defines whether you can even have a thigh gap, and that’s based on the shape of the pelvic girdle and the distance between the hipbones.
Ultimately, thigh gaps represent one of the many trends that the media has managed to glamorize and influence so many women.
In essence, it demonstrates just how powerful the influence of media can have on body ideals and perception.