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

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 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 typeslight and pale typified the ‘heroin chic’ look of the 1990s


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


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

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