Forget Botox and expensive couture: the new status symbols for rich and powerful women are their muscular, rock-hard arms.
At 55, Nicole Kidman definitely got the memo when she was caught showing off her extra-buff physique on the cover of Perfect Magazine.
And fans barely noticed Chris Hemsworth getting tougher amid the real talking point of Thor: Love and Thunder earlier this month when Natalie Portman showed off her throbbing biceps as female Thor.
Meanwhile, stylish royals are leading this health-conscious trend, with Kate Middleton, 40, and Queen Letizia of Spain, 49, showing off their toned limbs in tank tops and sleeveless dresses.
Historically, limber and graceful, and naturally thin-looking women have been the body’s goals, but an increased interest in fitness and the growing popularity of weightlifting and Pilates training has made the toned body the new size 2.
Even British royalty is doing it, with the Duchess of Cambridge showing off her tight arms at the polo on July 14 in a £1350 Emilia Wickstead dress