28 January 2015

Video Shows Dramatic Changes Of The ‘Ideal’ Female Body Over Centuries

[Click here to view the video in this article]

Ancient Greece, c. 500 - 300 B.C.

We have recently featured a series of illustrations that show you how the “ideal” female body has changed over the past 100 years.

To give you a clearer picture of how women’s “ideal body type” has evolved over the years, Buzzfeed has created a three-minute video that shows you the dramatic changes in beauty standards.

Interestingly, most viewers disagreed with the depiction of the Golden Age of Hollywood, saying that ladies from the era were “no where near that big”, but are actually “skinny with curves”.

What are your thoughts on these changing beauty standards?

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Ancient Egypt, c. 1291 - 1069 B.C.

Han Dynasty, c. 206 B.C. - 220 A.D.

Victorian England, c. 1837 - 1901

Roaring Twenties, c. 1920s

Golden Age of Hollywood, c. 1930s - 1950s

Heroin Chic, c. 1990s

Postmodern Beauty, c. 2000s - today

[via A+, images via video screenshots]