models show off 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
 
models show off 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
jan 28, 2015

models show off 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type

models show off 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
gifs by designboom / video courtesy of buzzfeedvideo

 

 

 

throughout the course of history, the standard of female beauty has significantly shifted, shaping the ways in which women look and are perceived. buzzfeedvideo has compiled a short feature with a diverse cast of models, who take the viewer on a journey through the last 3,000 years of beauty. from the curvaceous bodies of the renaissance period in italy, to the boyish, 1920s figures in america, the dramatic evolution proves societies’ standards are constantly unfolding. take a look at the video below to follow history’s course through trends following everything from full-figures to tiny feet.

 

 


women’s ideal body types throughout history
video courtesy of BuzzFeedVideo

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
women bombarded with different standards of beauty ‘should’ be skinny, but healthy, with large breasts and rear

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
slight and pale typified the ‘heroin chic’ look of the 1990s

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
from the 1930s through 1950s, women flaunted curvier bodies with slim waists

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
during the 1920s in the united states, beautiful women bore a curveless, boyish body

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
beauty in renaissance italy meant a full-figured body, including large hips and breasts

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
during the han dynasty period of chinese history, women were expected to have slim bodies and pale skin

video shows transformation of 3,000 years of women’s ideal body type
women in ancient egypt have been depicted as slender, with high waists and slim shoulders

  • Nobody should get mad about facts, and these are just facts, not opinions. Its a hard subject because it looks like we are trying to put people into boxes, but it is more a result of cultural studies.
    I am working on a similar project and i get some bad feedback too, all-tough originally i designed the infographic to give people perspective on beauty and therefore gain more body confidence.

    Frederik Drost
  • What negative comments!
    Appreciate the concept, the entire compilation.
    Why people twist their own crap ideals into another’s work is beyond me? Yeah, so you see it differently. Well, it isn’t YOUR IDEA! Judgement of others talents & gifts, because they aren’t yours, is whats wrong with the world today.

    Ruth
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