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Ab Cracks

The painful sounding ‘ab crack’ trend first got people talking online last summer. What is it? The little line going down the middle of the abdominals of many super-fit or super-toned celebrities and models. The photograph most widely used to illustrate the trend is this one posted on Instagram by actress Emily Ratajkowski. Like it’s body negative trending counterparts the ab crack craze threw up accusations of encouraging women to strive for unrealistic body goals and heaping body image pressure on impressionable young girls. Standard. [Photo: Instagram/Emrata]

A scary number of body 'trends' now exist: How many have you come across?

Another day, another scary body trend doing the rounds on social media.

Just yesterday we reported on ‘ribcage bragging’, a term coined by the Daily Mail, pointing to celebrities uploading bikini pictures which proudly display their protruding ribs.

Though celebrities are likely unaware the sharing of their belfies has become the latest body negative trend on the block, it’s hard to ignore concerns that this could be piling the pressure on other women to strive for unrealistic body goals.

For whether ribcage bragging goes onto become a proper craze or not (fingers crossed it’s the latter!), it will be just one of a whole slew of social media hashtags which have put a scary new spin on #bodygoals.

From thigh gaps, to ab cracks, bikini bridges to thigh brows (yep that was a thing too!), here’s every worrying body trend that’s populated social media feeds in the past few years, denting our body confidence in the process. (And one that broke the body trend mould, in a good way!)

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