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New 'thighbrow' hashtag craze could be the new 'thigh gap'

Julia Horniacek is an independent freelance writer reporting beauty and fashion for SheKnows and Bustle.com, addicted to exercise, coffee and making an attempt to get outside her comfort zone.

Instagram's up-and-coming hashtag trend should probably stop before it starts

A-list celebs such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, and the Kardashian-Jenner clan stepped out in high-cut swim attire this summer. Enter “thighbrow,” the hot topic hashtag that describes the defined crease in between a woman’s top and front thigh as she is kneeling, squatting or sitting.

I’ll applaud whoever coined the term for its clever play on words (the skin roll does, in fact, resemble a pair of eyebrows), but don’t think I’m not simultaneously throwing them an eye roll.

The check boxes to become the perfect looking female just keep rolling in. First there was the thigh gap, encouraging women to become so thin that their thighs couldn’t even touch. Next came the collar bone challenge in which women were actually balancing coins on their collar bones to test how skinny and sexy they really are. Not to mention, the absurd belly button challenge.

Now, we are being praised for our curves and the skin rolls that create more creases. Society sure is laying the contradictions on thick, and at this turnover rate, who can keep up?

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On the other hand, according to the Inquisitr, this up and coming trend isn't being taken too seriously, and could potentially end up a hoax.

“If anything the quirky thighbrows label is a funny quip on a word that rhymes with eyebrows and represents two lines on the body, a lot lower than eyebrows,” Paula Mooney writes. “It’s hard to tell if the new thighbrows trend is a tongue-in-cheek look at silly Internet trends or something that will really catch on."

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All it takes is one woman to interpret the trend as the way she is desired to look and take it to the extreme. So I beg you to keep this in mind: Thighbrows may be glamorized at the moment, but once celebs pack up their suits and move on to the next trend, this will subside to yet another physical attribute that causes many women to feel bad about themselves... either because they have a thighbrow or they don't have a thighbrow.

Unfortunately, these trends become just another bullet point tacked on to the never-ending list of body standards society would like women to adhere to. Take it with a grain of salt, and remember that you only have to look like you. The thighbrow, or lack thereof, does not make the woman. If you have one, love it. If you don't, you're still beautiful just the way you are.

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