How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

Categories: Fashion | History

We propose to look at how the concept of "beautiful woman" has changed over the past hundred years. And there is someone to look at!

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1910s: Gibson Girls (© velvet)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

The ideal of female beauty, created by the American illustrator Charles Gibson at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. Women raced to copy the distinctive feature of this image: an incomparable feminine figure, similar to the number 8, which was achieved thanks to an extremely tight corset. (© glamourdaze)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1920s: Flappers (© na-shpilke)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

After the First World War, the era of teenage girls came: short stature, flat breasts. The waistline has shifted almost a dozen centimeters below the navel, so small hips have become a necessity. Women got the right to vote, and they wanted to emphasize their independence and appearance. (© Hulton Archive)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1930s: smooth curves (© Pinterest)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

The "flat-chested" image, so popular in the 20s, gave way to a little, but visible bust. Dolores del Rio was named "the best figure in Hollywood," and magazines praised the soft curves of her body. (© Hulton Archive)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1940s: The force (© joyreactor)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

The Second World War brought into fashion "soldier" shoulders (wide, square, aggressive). The angularity of forms began to rule the fashion world. Women had to be healthy and able-bodied, which means strong and powerful. (© about-face)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1950s: Hourglass (© flickr)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

In the 50s, rounded, lush, soft forms are back in fashion. Everything, up to the advertising posters, ridiculed thin women and strongly encouraged them to gain weight in order to gain the desired roundness of the body. The ideals of female beauty were Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. (© Hulton Archive)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1960s: Reeds (© Pinterest)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

The swinging 60s swung the fashion pendulum back. Skinny is trending again. The modeling world was turned upside down by Twiggy, an unnaturally thin, petite girl. The era of mass fascination with diets and weight loss products has come. (© Hulton Archive)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1970s: skin and bones (© Pinterest)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

This decade was a time of crazy parties. And the girls from these parties were obliged to maintain a figure with thin hips and a flat stomach in order to fit into fashionable clothes at that time. The overall image of the skinny girl was still dominant, but the roundness began to gradually return. (© mgarcade)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1980s: Supermodel (© footure)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

The 80s were the beginning of the fitness era. For the first time, muscles on a woman have become not only acceptable, but even desirable. Supermodels with Amazon looks have captured the podium. Tall and long-legged have become a new ideal of female beauty. (© clubfashionista and fashionfilmstudies)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

1990s: Street Kids (© tumblr)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

At the end of the XX century, the unisex style was born, the fashion for painful thinness and untidy clothes came: a sweater two sizes larger, jeans torn at the knees. The sex symbols of this period - Kate Moss, Winona Ryder - are thin, short, without pronounced roundness. (© youtube and Calvin Klein)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

2000s: sports (© celebsvenue)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has re-introduced feminine sexuality into fashion and finally ended the era of "heroin chic". Gone are the pale, haggard, glass-eyed faces of the 90s. This is a time of strong and sexy, the era of traced abs and artificial tanning. (© Sports Illustrated)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

2010s: Big Ass (© voici)

How has the standard of the female figure changed in 100 years

And now a flat stomach, lush wide hips and a big ass are in fashion. (© Pinterest and paparazzi)

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