"Visible Stomach Outline" Is The New Thigh Gap & Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

As if the unhealthy pressure to attain the perfect body isn't depressing enough, word on the street is that a "visible stomach outline" has replaced the thigh gap. (But let's be honest, women will still be pressured to have a thigh gap and a perfectly flat stomach.) Though the term isn't as common, most women are familiar with the experience of trying on a form-fitting outfit and berating ourselves when it reveals any stomach fat at all.
Instead of donning totally uncomfortable shapewear or wearing clothes that hide our "imperfections," body positive Instagrammer @_selfloveclub_ urges women to embrace and celebrate the visible tummy outline.
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She posted an image of herself rocking a form-fitting maxi dress and crop top and accompanied the post with an inspiring message of body positivity.
"Cheers to a summer of rocking clothing that give you a visible tummy outline. Cheers to not giving a shit what people think about your body or the way you dress," the caption read.
"Cheers to embracing what we've been told not to wear because it doesn't 'flatter our body type'.
Cheers to living free of judgement, reservations, and inhibitions," she continued. "Life is short, enjoy it. Don't let others affect your happiness and self worth. Bellies are cute and worth showing off."
Amen. Stomach rolls are perfectly natural — pretty much every woman has them and they're nothing to be ashamed of or conceal.
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