‘Step-Mom Dresses’: The New Fashion Trend Fueling Body Image Anxiety

‘Step-mom dresses’ are a new fashion trend causing a wave of body image anxiety among Chinese women.

These sheath dresses are currently trending on the Chinese internet, promoting curvy and fit body shapes.

The name of the dress style comes from the portrayal of stepmothers as hot young women often seen in TV dramas and comic books.

Some individuals are even chasing the ‘comic book ideal,’ comparing themselves to characters from comics. This aesthetic promotes an abnormal and exaggerated body image.

However, not everyone is supportive of this trend. Some have taken to social media to call out the name, asking women to stop conforming to men’s perspectives and the male gaze.

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