Here’s How Women's Ideal Body Types Changed Throughout 3,000 Years

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Our understanding of beauty is vastly different from just a couple of decades ago, let alone going way back to Ancient Egypt and seeing what they found “beautiful”. If you wonder what exactly has changed throughout 3000 years, here’s a diverse cast of models that shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically!

1. Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 - 1069 B.C.)

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  • braided hair 

  • symmetrical face

  • high waists 

  • slim shoulders.

2. Ancient Greece (c. 500 - 300 B.C.)

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  • plump and full-figured bodies.

3. Han Dynasty (c. 206 B.C. - 220 A.D.)

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  • delicate, slim bodies

  • pale skin 

  • long black hair 

  • red lips

  • white teeth 

  • small feet

4. Italian Renaissance (c. 1400 - 1700)

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  • full hips and large breasts

  • pale skin 

  • strawberry blonde hair 

  • high foreheads 

5. Victorian England (c. 1837 - 1901)

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  • tight waist

  • long hair

6. Roaring Twenties (c. 1920s)

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  • curveless, boyish body

  • bob haircut

7. Golden Age Of Hollywood (c. 1930s - 1950s)

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  • curvy bodies with slim waists

8. Swinging Sixties (c. 1960s)

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  • tall and thin

9. Supermodel Era (c. 1980s)

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  • tall

  • slim

  • athletic

  • buxom

10. Heroin Chic (c. 1990s)

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  • thin 

  • withdrawn 

  • pale

11. Postmodern Beauty (c. 2000s - Today)

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  • skinny, but healthy

  •  large breasts 

  • large butt but a flat stomach

Source: BuzzFeed

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