Mind the thigh gap and give the bikini bridge a wide birth

Navel-gazing is so last year: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.
Navel-gazing is so last year: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.
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Have you heard of a bikini bridge - or a thigh gap for that matter?

I hope not. They are the latest must-haves for the body dysmorphic - girls who see skinny as sexy, bony as beautiful.

Top of their sad New Year wish list are thighs that don’t touch from the knee up - and hip bones that jut out so sharply, when they lie down to sunbathe their bikini is suspended across them in mid air.

Vacuous enthusiasts have been uploading boastful selfies of their scrawny bits on social media. Images like this were once only seen on those sick pro-anorexia websites - photographic evidence, if you will, of the downward spiral women’s self-esteem has been pushed into embarking on.

These stupid and unrealistic thinspiration trends pile yet more pressure on women to feel increasingly anxious about their bodies. They make people feel abnormal because they are a normal shape and size. It’s tragic.

Personally, I can think of nothing worse than having legs like sticks of celery. How on earth do your tights stay up? Stockings simply wouldn’t stand a chance.

Bikini bridge? Take a detour. Never mind the struggle to lose enough weight to reveal dem bones. Who wants to worry about people being able to peer down your bottoms when you’re dozing on your sunlounger?