Evolution of Female Beauty is Captured on Video

Buzzfeed analyzed how the perception the ideal body type has changed over the last 3,000 years.

Buzzfeed made a 3-minute video, capturing changes in perception of the female beauty. To order to allow the audience to concentrate on various types of figures, the film directors dressed all the models in white swimming suits of the same design. The video depicts eleven periods in history, some of which were presented in the media like “Golden Age of Hollywood”, “Heroin Chic” and “Supermodel Era”.


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_01.jpg", "text": "Ancient Egypt (c.1292-1069 B.C.): slender, narrow shoulders, height waist." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_02.jpg", "text": "Ancient Greece (c.500-300 B.C.): plump, light skin, women were considered 'disfigured' version of men." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_03.jpg", "text": "Han Dynasty (c.206 B.C. – 220 A.D.): slim waist, pale skin, large eyes, small feet." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_04.jpg", "text": "Italian Renaissance (c.1400-1700): ample bosom, rounded stomach, full hips, fair skin." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_05.jpg", "text": "Victorian England (c.1837-1901): desirably plump, cinched waist." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_06.jpg", "text": "Roaring twenties (c.1920s): flat chested, downplayed waist, boyish figure." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_07.jpg", "text": "Golden Age of Hollywood (c.1930s-1950s): curly, hourglass figure, large breasts, slim waist." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_08.jpg", "text": "Swinging Sixties (c.1960s): willowy, thin, long slim legs, adolescent physique." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_09.jpg", "text": "Supermodel Era (c.1980s): athletic, svelte but curly, tall, toned arms." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_10.jpg", "text": "Heroin Chic (c.1990s): waifish, extremely slim, translucent skin." }


{ "img": "/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ideal_11.jpg", "text": "Postmodern Beauty (c 2000s – today): flat stomach, healthy skinny, large breasts and butt." }

New and best

297

123

76
201
Read more