Dips are the dips, hollows, bulges, indentations, or indentations that lie between the hip bone and thigh. Where the hips end and the thighs begin, some women have a dip. So these women don’t have an “hourglass figure” but rather a “kink” in the silhouette. Regardless of dress size, age or weight, these dents can affect slim, athletic, curvy, and overweight women. Basically, every woman’s body has a hip dip, but not every woman has it to the same extent. This distinguishes this body trend significantly from the social media trends mentioned above. But what causes hip dips? Or can hip dips be trained off?
Hip Dips – Causes
Your diet or your exercise program is not the reason for your hip dips. Rather, your genetics and your natural physique. We’ve already mentioned that every female body is predisposed to hip dips. But why are they more visible in some than in others?
The extent of your hip dips is initially determined by your physique. The width of your pelvis and your hip bones largely determine how much the hip hip can be seen. The greater the distance between the hip and thigh bones, the deeper the hip dip. If you have a rather wide hip bone, it is usually closer to the thigh bone. Women with narrow pelvises usually have a greater distance between the thigh bone and the hip bone and are more likely to do hip dips.
This explains why super athletic fitness influencers show off their hip dips on Instagram. No matter how fit you are, the depressions remain.
Of course, men can have hip dips too. However, since they usually have a much narrower hip bone, the indentations are only as visible in a few as in women.
Hip dips – the body positivity movement
So what differentiates the hip dip hashtag and the images of the dips from other body snapshots is the predominantly positive body acceptance that they radiate and convey.
Of course, we also have to say that there are posts and women who address hip dips negatively. On Instagram, women complain that they can’t get rid of their dents and equate hip dips with cellulite. But both are totally natural!
In other pictures, now the majority of the postings, one’s own body is celebrated and proudly explained: My bone structure is just like this and I accept my body with all dips and dents, with all curves and shapes.
The goal: people of all stature signal that their hip shape does not allow for evaluation. No dent determines how beautiful, fit or slim a body is. But women are now proudly showing off their hip dips.
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Hip Dips – Can You Get Rid of Them?
Hip dips cannot be trained away. At least not completely, because since the skeleton is mainly responsible for the deepening, nothing can be changed about the natural dip. Where the bulge is, we don’t have a muscle to train to smooth the indentation.
However, you can mitigate the dents a bit if you don’t feel completely comfortable with it despite the body positivity setting. Because the body fat percentage and the butt muscles contribute to whether hip dips are stronger or weaker.