Seeing How Women’s Beauty Standards Have Changed In 3,000 Years Is Just Amazing. WOW!
The way people see beauty has changed throughout centuries, influenced by the culture of each historic period.
This video shows us how female beauty standards have mutated over the years, exploring the different popular canons of beauty from the ancient Egypt to the current postmodern era.
Movies, magazines and media force us to believe that a woman should look a certain way to be pretty, but personally we believe that there shouldn’t be an ideal aesthetic type in the first place, and that every woman should be proud of herself and her body, regardless of how beauty is seen in the times she lives.
1292 – 1069 B.C.: Ancient Egypt
Slender, narrow shoulders, high waist, symmetrical face.
500 – 300 B.C.: Ancient Greece
Plump, full-bodied, light skin.
206 B.C. – 220 A.D.: Han Dynasty
Slim waist, pale skin, large eyes, small feet.
1400 – 1700: Italian Renaissance
Ample bosom, rounded stomach, full hips, fair skin.
1837 – 1901: Victorian England
Desirably plump, full-figured, cinched waist.
1920s: Roaring Twenties
Flat-chested, downplayed waist, short bob hairstyle, boyish figure.
1930s – 1950s: Hollywood’s Golden Age
Curvy, hourglass figure, slim waist.
1960s: Swinging Sixties
Willowy, thin, long slim legs, adolescent physique.