In the latest fad to rock Chinese social media, women have been flocking to Uniqlo stores to post pictures of themselves trying on clothes - from the children's section. Platforms such as Xiaohongshu and Weibo - the Chinese equivalent of Instagram and Twitter - have been flooded with selfies of young women in fitting rooms, wearing tiny T-shirts from the popular Japanese retailer. On Weibo alone, the hashtag "adults trying on Uniqlo children's clothes" has received more than million views. Uniqlo China has yet to respond to BBC queries on the trend, which appears to have been started by netizens in recent weeks.
In China, Body Positivity Still Wrestles With The Skinny Aesthetic | Jing Daily
The look — consisting of crop tops, tank tops and skirts — was popularized in Western media during the early s, for example, by Lindsey Lohan and was featured in the Mean Girls movie. Now K-pop stars and Chinese celebrities alike are raising its body awareness among Chinese youngsters. Asian celebrities such as K-pop group Blackpink have been said to promote the BM aesthetic. Photo: ershicimi.
In China, Body Positivity Still Wrestles With The Skinny Aesthetic
Statistically , Asians are the slimmest people on Earth. Bright Side has revealed 10 secrets that help Asians stay in shape without strict diets or exhausting exercises. Apart from the quality and quantity of food, your attitude to it also has an influence on your body. In the West, food is not just a natural need but also an entertainment — an approach encapsulated in eating contests. They love food like anyone else, but ultimately this is only a means to sustain life to them.
All rights reserved. If you thought the A4 Waist challenge was bad, here are four more body trends that simply need to go. Started out on Weibo, these trends need to stop.