This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

We all know that different people have different ideas of what beautiful is. But did you know that what the masses have thought to be the “ideal body type” has changed throughout history? I will always believe that the old saying holds true, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all probably have some idea of how women from all of the different historical periods in the video dressed, but the idea that there were different ideal body types may not have occurred to many of us. The uniform white bathing suits that all of the models in the video are wearing help accentuate the differences between their bodies, doing away with other potential historical elements that we might have focused on otherwise like clothing or jewelry.

You will find that what people considered to be beautiful though, through the last 3,000 years is very interesting no matter what you consider beauty to be.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

 In Ancient Egypt a slender body, with a high waist, narrow shoulders, and symmetrical face was thought to be perfect. 

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

In Ancient Greece, they appreciated full-bodied, light-skinned, more plump women.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

The Han Dynasty liked a slim waist, large eyes, pale skin, and small feet.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

 In Italy they went for full hips, a round stomach, fair skin, and an ample bosom.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

Victorian England loved a full-figured, plump women with a cinched waist. Hence the whole corset thing.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

In the 20’s, a flat chested boyish figure with a downplayed waist and short bob hairstyle was all the rage.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

During the golden age of Hollywood, a curvy hourglass figure with large breasts and a slim waist were the thing.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

The 60’s brought about a thin, willowy figure with long slim legs and an adolescent physique.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

The 80’s are thought to be the supermodel era and a tall, athletic, svelte but curvy body with toned arms was beautiful.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

The 90’s hit and an extremely thin, waifish woman with thin arms that were androgynous was thought to be beautiful.

This Is What 3000 Years Of Beauty Standards Looks Like

Lastly the 2000’s to present time. A “healthy skinny” women with large breast and butt, a flat stomach and a thigh gap are a lot of people’s ideas of beautiful.

This cool video shows the changes through history. 

After looking at beauty standards over the years, do you have any favorites? Are those favorites based on what you, or someone you love looks like? I bet a whole lot of women are thinking about what era they wish they were born into.

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