Social media tends to get a lot of flack from, well, anyone who isn’t a millennial or part of the Generation Z. It gets slated for replacing more traditional forms of communication with less intimate, virtual forms of communication.
And yes, it may have, ironically, made us a little less sociable, but what it has done is give ordinary people endless opportunities to showcase their talents, their humor and more often than not their bodies.
Social media platforms such as Instagram have really paved the way for a whole new generation of trendsetters and inventive crazes.
And that’s because the primary focus of these sites is on sharing photos in order to gain as much recognition and praise for them as possible.
Instagram, especially, has really inspired ordinary people to push the envelope and display their assets in all their glory.
One of the hottest, most experimental Instagram trends of 2017, for instance, was the “glitter boob”. It involved women (mostly festivalgoers) covering their boobs in colorful glitter and/or stick-on gems.
Women from all around the world were quick to jump on this new trend and share photos of their own glitter boobs on their various social media pages.
Then, more recently, there was the “glitter butt” trend which, you guessed it, involves covering your butt in glitter.
The mind-boggling yet impressive squiggle brows:
Hair nails (it’s not creepy at all):
The latest trend to take Instagram by storm is actually a lot more subtle than the aforementioned crazes.
It’s called the “Toblerone Tunnel”. But don’t be fooled – contrary to what you might think, based on the name, it (sadly) does not involve shoving a load of Toblerone bars down your throat.
You see, it’s more to do with the tasty treat’s famous triangular shape.
Yep, women are now flaunting the triangle-shaped gap between their upper thighs. Because apparently, a standard thigh gap isn’t enough, now they have to take the form of a three-sided polygon.
And it’s certainly not just ordinary women who are pouncing on this bizarre new craze.
High-profile celebrities such as Emily Ratajkowski and Kylie Jenner have also taken to the photo-sharing app to showcase their very own “Toblerone Tunnel”.
Luckily, for those of you who are tempted to jump on this bandwagon, you don’t actually have to be ultra skinny to pull it off as it also works with curvy thighs and toned legs.
Check out Kourtney Kardashian’s Toblerone-shaped thigh gap: