It seems like everyday celebrities set a new beauty standard to make women feel insecure about their appearance. Not only are they unfair and unattainable for many, but they have a tendency to feel arbitrary. Hip dips, the name given to the indentation that appears between the hipbone and thigh, have recently entered this category of physical attribute.
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Hip dips, also known as violin hips, are caused by the shape of a person’s pelvis, personal trainer Hannah Lewin explained to Refinery29. “They’re associated with your skeletal structure so you can’t change it and no amount of fat loss will,” she says. Even still, she later said, more and more of her clients are beginning to voice their aesthetic goals, like getting rid of hip dips.
“I feel that before people would have a fitness goal and it was personal,” Lewin told the publication. “They’d say ‘I want to start running’ or ‘I have an idea of how I want my body to look, but now people are scrolling through Instagram, putting aside their genetics and biomechanics and wanting to look like someone else entirely. The Discover feed is like a catalog of bodies where you can pick how you want to look.”
However, contrary to popular belief, hip dips don’t actually have anything to do with weight or fitness — it’s merely how some people are shaped, and it’s not possible to change with diet and exercise (though, that wouldn’t necessarily be a healthy thing to do even if it was). Despite the seemingly endless amount of influencers and celebrities sharing photos of their “perfect” bodies (many of which have been altered with plastic surgery or photo editing), some celebrities with hip dips are flaunting their natural physique.
Not only do these women look absolutely gorgeous, but their photos are further proof that hip dips are totally natural, normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, they’re worth celebrating. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some celebrities with hip dips who aren’t afraid to flaunt their figure — curves and all.
1. Kourtney Kardashian
Ever tuned into “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”? Then you’ve witnessed Kourtney Kardashian’s transformation since 2006. Beyond her on-screen presence, she’s embraced the rollercoaster of motherhood with Mason, Penelope, and Reign. Kourtney openly discusses gaining 40 pounds during each pregnancy and her various postpartum journeys – from breastfeeding to yoga. And on the topic of body love, she’s a vocal fan of “hip dips”, celebrating our unique curves. Cheers to Kourtney for her authenticity and relatability!
2. Ashley Graham
If you’ve been keeping up with Ashley Graham on Instagram, you’d have seen how she totally lit up Cannes recently. Rocking that sparkling Prada minidress, she celebrated every inch of her, from her natural curves to those trendy “hip dips”. And girl, it wasn’t just about the dress! Her eyes had this dazzling feline flick, and don’t even get me started on that diamanté lash line and chic silver-tipped nails. While most lean into subtle makeup with loud outfits, Ashley confidently mixed glam with a touch of cool.
When Lizzo steps onto the scene, you know you’re in for a treat! From her heartwarming smile to her statement-making outfits, she celebrates every bit of herself, including those signature “hip dips”. Who could forget that bold 3D floral cloak she rocked at the 2023 Grammys? Or that adorable mini clutch at the 2019 American Music Awards that had everyone talking? And the way she paid tribute to legends like Cher and Diana Ross with that dazzling Versace gown at the 2020 Grammys, sparkling with Swarovski crystals – simply unforgettable. Every time Lizzo makes a move, it’s a celebration of authenticity and style!
4. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid, a supermodel celebrated for her distinct aesthetic, has a career punctuated with appearances for eminent brands like Bulgari and Fendi. Beyond her remarkable presence on the runway, Bella’s features exhibit a unique harmony, and her physique naturally showcases the sought-after “hip dips.” Born to a lineage of notables – her father, a Palestinian refugee turned successful architect and her mother, a former model from the Netherlands – Bella’s genes are undeniably a blend of beauty and resilience. While she has faced criticism for her slender frame or not smiling often, these critiques fail to account for the battles she’s fought, including Lyme disease and mental health struggles. Not merely a face in fashion, Bella has consistently used her platform to advocate for change and awareness on global issues.
5. Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross, with that infectious energy and those unforgettable curls, has truly become a gem in both the entertainment and beauty worlds. Remember her as Joan in ‘Girlfriends’? And now, lighting up the screen in ‘Blackish’? Tracee’s got magic about her that’s hard to resist. And it’s not just about acting. Wearing her natural curls with pride and showing off those “hip dips”.
6. Kendall Jenner
Growing up in the spotlight of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, Kendall Jenner has had quite the style evolution. From twinning in cheetah prints with Kylie as kids to strutting her stuff on global runways, her fashion game has always been on point. Remember that bold sheer top for Marc Jacobs in 2014? That was Kendall fearlessly marking her territory in the modeling world. And who can forget her Met Gala tales? From the jaw-dropping Off-White ensemble to Versace’s eleventh-hour feather magic, she’s truly lived the fashion dream. Beyond her “hip dips” and high fashion moments, what’s truly heartwarming is watching Kendall bloom into her own – a style maven with an unwavering sense of self.
7. Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough’s beauty transformation over the years has been nothing short of spectacular. From her early days sporting the popular local “Utah” look to her more refined appearances on the red carpet, Julianne has always been a trendsetter. She’s joked about her initial days on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, where she gave free rein to the stylists, to gradually collaborating with beauty experts like Troy Surratt. Julianne has been experimental, from sporting a ’60s ponytail with a bouffant, getting creative with hairstyles at the Emmy Awards, to introducing shimmer to her makeup at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Whether it’s her rocker look with darkened locks, her emerald eyeshadow for the ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ premiere.
8. Gabrielle Union
Every time we see Gabrielle Union, I’m reminded of a vintage wine that just keeps getting better. Every time we see this star on social media redefines our perception of how beautiful a 50-year-old can be. As captivating as Gabrielle’s minimalist look is, her candidness about aging, her commitment to health despite an ambivalent relationship with exercise, and her refreshing take on self-care paint a holistic picture of beauty that’s more than skin deep.
9. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez has truly blossomed from the sweet “girl next door” we met on Disney’s Barney & Friends into an international sensation. As she transitioned from a Disney star to a global celebrity, we’ve seen her style mature beautifully. Through her Instagram, we’ve been given front-row seats to her evolving beauty trends, masterfully crafted with the help of artists like Hung Vanngo. Every scroll showcases her versatility, from her embrace of her natural hip dips to her playful experiments with Rare Beauty makeup. From photos in 2008 to snapshots in 2022, it’s clear Selena’s style transformation is a testament to her growth, adaptability, and resilience.
10. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus often reflects on her fashion journey, jesting that her time as Hannah Montana taught her the effort behind every fabulous look. From her rebellious Bangerz style in 2013 to the more sophisticated and subtle attire she’s embraced, Miley continues to astonish with her fashion choices. Notably, her iconic appearance at the 2023 Met Gala in a Marc Jacobs mesh gown, paired with hair reminiscent of a palm tree, showcased her commitment to making bold statements.