Body Shape Through the Ages.

Surprise! Models and actresses are skinnier than the general public. But how skinny and how do their body shapes change throughout history?

Diet Blog has the timeline:

The 1920s and 1960s both bucked the trend of the curvaceous woman. Ann Bolin, an anthropologist at Elon College suggests that "during periods of liberation, like the 1920s, when women had just gotten the vote, and the 1960s, when the Pill became available, the ideal shape for women deemphasized their reproductive characteristics--the nourishing breasts, the wide, childbearing hips."

Other measures of physical beauty show a very clear trend towards slimness.

* Waist measurements of winners of the Miss America pageant went from just under 26 inches (1920) to around 24 inches (1980s).

* During the period from 1979 to 1988, 69% of Playboy models and 60% of Miss America contestants weighed 15% or more below the expected weight for their age and height category.

Link - Thanks James!


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uhm doesn't wearing a corset make any shape woman look hourglass?? cus i heard that was the point of wearing it to get that shape...
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Man Sid, that was a horribly cruel thing to say. It's that sort of attitude which pressures women to keep completely screwing themselves over just so shallow guys can get it up. It's not about being prettier, it's about being yourself! If a woman never meets a guy who can accept her for who she is and not how well she sexually competes, then she's a lot better off being an old maid. She may be alone, but at least she didn't become some guy's object (a far worse fate).
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Jami, if you don't like corsets, don't wear one. Just recognize that a lot of guys think that women look hot in them or in other clothing that accentuates the female shape. So, if you want to compete, you'll need to step up your game in some other area. If not, you may need to resign yourself to spinsterhood.
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