Thigh gap jewelry is here, and it's not what you would expect
Have you ever wanted to have a piece of jewelry hang down from your crotch? Because now you can! Well, sort of.
There appears to be a designer creating “thigh-gap jewelry,” basically, necklaces for the space between your thighs. The “jewelry” can run upwards of $195.
But here’s the catch. They aren’t real.
The designer Soo Kyung Bae created them as a sort of art-piece to open a discussion about unrealistic standards we have set for women’s bodies. If you try to add the jewelry to your online shopping cart and attempt to buy, it will take you to THIS site.
The text reads, “TGap Jewellery is a fictional company that sells jewelleries designed for thigh gaps. It is launched to catalyze a debate on unrealistic body image social media portrays.”
Oh thank god! We were seriously worried that this was an actual thing that was happening, which is exactly WHY Bae created it.
“The jewellery pieces take the thigh-gap trend to another level, the pieces are created in hopes of sparking questions,” she told Dezeen magazine. “If we let the media keep popularising such unrealistic body ideals, will this eventually become reality?'”
The thigh-gap was one of the first unhealthy practices about body image to go viral. Since the thigh-gap, social media has been overrun with so-called body goals like the viral. Since the thigh-gap, social media has been overrun with so-called body goals like the bikini bridge and the paper challenge that are damaging to women’s self-esteem and physical health as they pressure women to achieve body goals that are unrealistic and potentially harmful.
Hopefully by making fun of the thigh-gap and simultaneously creating a serious art statement, as Bae has, we can stop idolizing these so-called “trends.”