Every generation has a different sense of what it means to be an ideal woman in terms of her perfect body. It’s just another cultural trend, like anything else. It has evolved dramatically over the years mostly because of the rise of new superstars and fashions.
According to fitness blogger Cassey Ho, society’s perfect body form for women is quickly evolving. These rapid shifts in ideal body standards, similar to fast fashion, end up leaving women feeling confused, exhausted, and insecure. Like the other females, you could be putting in a lot of effort to get that thigh gap and bikini bridge. However, by then it will be too late, and you will need a curvy body with a huge butt and a tiny waist. So, Cassey decided to show her theory by tracing the evolution of norms of beauty and the perfect body across history.
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Cassey Ho chose to depict the evolving nature of beauty standards.
Big buttocks, broad hips, tiny waists, and large lips were all the trend from the mid-2010s until the mid-2018s.
Cosmetic surgery for butt implants has risen dramatically as a result of Instagram models posting belfies. Even doctors who specialize in cosmetic surgery have become well-known on Instagram for their skill in reshaping feminine forms via the use of plastic surgery. Between 2012 and 2014, the number of women who underwent butt enlargement treatments such as implants and injections increased by 58%.
When it comes to fashion in the mid-90s to 2000s, it was all about having big boobs, a flat stomach, and thigh gaps.
In 2010, the United States saw the highest number of breast augmentation procedures than any other kind of cosmetic surgery. It is the time of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Height and athletic build characterize her; she has long legs and a huge chest to go along with her petite frame.
In the early 1990s, being thin was the trend.
Early 1990s fashion shows and magazine covers featured models with angular bone structures who seemed skeleton and very thin. The term “heroin chic” has been used to describe it.
In the 1950s, the hourglass form became popular.
Elizabeth Taylor’s body measurements of 36-21-36 were perfect. Marilyn Monroe’s smooth and seductive appearance is much sought after. Tablets designed specifically for women that help them acquire weight were marketed as a remedy for ladies who desire to bulk up. It was during this decade that Playboy magazine and the Barbie doll were both created.
In the 1920s, it was fashionable to have a boyish, androgynous, and young appearance, as well as modest breasts and a straight physique.
In contrast with the Victorian era’s “Gibson Girl,” the women of this time period are more concerned with hiding their curves. Their chests are tied with strips of cloth to attain the slender form required for flapper outfits.
Having a round stomach, wide hips, and a full breast was all fashionable during the Italian Renaissance, which lasted from 1400 to 1700.
Being well-nourished is seen as a symbol of both wealth and status. People in low-income groups are the only ones who are thin.
It’s crazy that we treat our bodies as if they were a kind of fashion.
Stop treating your body as if it were a disposable item of fast fashion. Don’t let society’s standards of beauty dictate how you feel about your own body. Treat your own body with the love and respect it deserves.