Published on March 31st, 2017
Throughout history, the ideal female body type has changed from plump, boyish, curvaceous, androgynous, and athletic. Women have been trying to live up to society’s body ideals since the very beginning.
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It’s hard to view our place in history, but everything changes over time. Politics, languages, and even what people find beautiful or sexy.
1. The 1600 and 1700s were about abundance
2. Tiny waists were the norm in the 1800 and 1900s
3. The rise of the Gibson Girl in the 1900s
4. The feminine and boyish look was the style of the 1920s
5. Women’s hair also had a revolutionary moment
6. Hollywood got big and the flapper girl fell out of favor for something a bit more glamorous. In the 1930s
7. Ethnic women also became icons of beauty, something that had never occurred in the past. This is Dolores del Rio, a Hollywood star of the era
8. Then Marilyn came along
9. Her workout regimen? Lift five-pound weight every morning for fifteen minutes
10. The 1960s paid homage to the boyish look of the 1920s
11. In the ’70s, tan and long, feathered hair was the hot look.
12. The 1970s saw the feminist movement grow
13. Later in the ’80s, athletic was in. Florence Griffith Joyner became a sex symbol after her turn in the 1984 Olympics
14. Jane Fonda made a name for herself in her 40’s with an empire of exercise videos
15. Then ’90s came to fruition with “heroin chic,” a look that many criticized drug use and dangerously thin figures
16. Brazil has exported most of the supermodels of the 2000s like Giselle Bundchen, Adriana Lima, and Alesandra Ambrosio
17. In the 2010s, butts were big. Both literally and figuratively. It seems to be a response to the unattainable body types earlier
If anything history has told us is that every body is ideal. Thick, skinny, curvaceous, athletic, and naturally thin are all beautiful
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