By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Mermaid Thighs Are The Body Positive Trend You Absolutely Need To Know About.

One of the coolest aspects of social media is that it has allowed women to connect and share in ways they haven't been able to before. Instead of just seeing pictures in magazines to tell us what's beautiful, we have ways to share our own version of beauty amongst each other. Hundreds of body positive campaigns have sprung up as a result, and the latest is all about the mermaid.

In a trend that allows curvy women to show off their stuff, thousands have taken to social media using the tag #mermaidthighs, a movement that reminds the world that even if you don't have a thigh gap, you're still allowed to proclaim yourself as beautiful. Find out more about this trend below, and learn how mermaid thighs got their name. More importantly, remind yourselves that there's no such thing as "ideal beauty" -- it's simply all in how you look at things.

We've all heard of the thigh gap before, but now a new trend is sweeping Instagram, and it's simply delightful.

While there's certainly nothing wrong with having a thigh gap (or being skinny), some women want to highlight their "mermaid thighs."

Why are they called mermaid thighs? Well, it's because your thighs touch each other, resembling the bottom half of a mermaid.

The trend is said to be a response to the more negative side of the thigh gap trend, one that proclaimed that being thin enough to have a gap between your leg was somehow better than not.

So this body positive trend was created to give curvier women something to celebrate.

There's one important thing to remember, though: Nobody's body is better than another's. This trend shows us that no matter what kind of thighs you have, you deserve to feel beautiful.

So, in conclusion: Thigh gaps are great, mermaid thighs are great, all thighs and humans are great! Now, if we could only figure out how to actually transform into mermaids.