How have the beauty standards of the female body changed over time?By Vika https://pictolic.com/article/how-have-the-beauty-standards-of-the-female-body-changed-over-time.html
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Or as they say. But is it really? We are all influenced by fashion, whether we like it or not, and the "beauty standards" of our time definitely affect what we perceive as attractive.
Fitness blogger Cassey Ho has noticed that the "ideal" body shape society imposes on women seems to be changing at a faster pace. The insidious nature of fast fashion, where trends come and go in the blink of an eye for you to buy, these rapid changes leave women confused, jaded, and always dissatisfied. Have you already done squats to get firm buttocks? Too late, now you need big hips and a narrow waist. To illustrate her point, Cassey chose to show how beauty standards have changed over the years.
1. Cassey Ho is a fitness trainer who recently decided to portray the changing nature of beauty standards.
2. “If I had a ‘perfect’ body throughout history, this is what I would look like. The mid-2010s - 2018 - big buttocks, wide hips, tiny waists, and full lips! There is a huge surge in plastic surgery for butt implants thanks to Instagram models posting their curves. Between 2012 and 2014, the popularity of implants and injections increased by 58%.
3. the Mid 90s - 2000s - big breasts, flat stomachs, and small hips. In 2010, breast augmentation is the most advanced cosmetic surgery in the United States. This is the Victoria's Secret Angels influence. They are tall, thin, and they always have long legs.
4. the Early 90s - YOU ARE THIN. The reference of looking haggard and super skinny is what dominates magazine covers.
5. 1950s hourglass shape. Elizabeth Taylor's proportions are perfect. After that, everyone craves the soft sweetness of Marilyn Monroe. Women are advertised with weight gain pills to gain weight. Playboy magazine and Barbie created this decade.
6. the 1920s. Boyish, androgynous, and youthful ideals of the body appear, with small breasts, and a straight figure. Unlike the "Gibson Girls", during the Victorian era, women prefer to hide their curves.
7. 1400-1700 "Italian Renaissance" - a body with a rounded belly, large hips, and large breasts. Being full is a sign of wealth and status. Only the poor are thin.
8. “Why do we treat our bodies like fashion? Changing our bodies is much more dangerous than changing clothes."
9. “Stop changing your body according to fashion. Please treat your body with love and respect and don't fall for the standard of beauty. Embrace your body, for it is your own perfect body."