Women’s Ideal Body Types throughout History

What does it mean to be a beautiful woman? This is a subjective question. The answer varies from culture to culture. BuzzFeed offers this video highlighting feminine beauty standards in different countries and periods of history, including ancient Egypt, China during the Han Dynasty, Victorian Britain, and 1960s America.


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It’s clear from this video that both now and several hundred years ago that we’re on a constant quest for beauty but still haven’t managed to realise that the definition of beauty is too broad to be confined to a single box...Which seems easier...To create your own standard of what’s beautiful to you or chase after a beauty ideal that’s virtually impossible to achieve?' ...Read an interesting take on this vid here: http://bit.ly/1Dhutv8
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To quote a good friend of mine years ago when I was opining about this very thing, how the definition of beauty had changed significantly throughout the centuries... he replied "Well, no matter what body type/shape was seen to be ideal, one thing has always been (and probably always will be) considered beautiful... youth"
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