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1910: The Gibson Girl

From Gibson Girls to Bootylicious: how the 'ideal' female body shape has changed over 100 years

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Advertisements place oversexualized, beautiful, thin women in commercials and prints creating a stereotype of how women should look and behave. This data shows that 80% of women are affected by the media they intake. (findings)

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1920s: The Flapper, the body is meant to be petite and stream-lined. A drastic shift from hourglass figure of the 1910s.

See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years (It's Crazy!)

In other words, if Beyoncé lived in the she may have been overlooked by big-shot agents.

100 Years of Women's Body Image. This is why you shouldn't worry about your body type.

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Body Image 1980s -Cosmopolitan.co.uk

How the "ideal" body shape has changed over the last 100 years

The time of super models begins. Tall, leggy women are considered the new female ideal. Aerobics and jogging take off, and for the first time, muscles are acceptable on women, adding one more beauty standard to the list.

Magnificent How womens beauty have changed over the years

The Buff Beauty With the crop top trend persisting on the red carpet and on stage (thanks, Britney Spears), this dacade was all about perfect abs. Gisele Bundchen’s toned, tanned body becomes the envy of women everywhere and sales of spray tans soar.

A bad boy plays with his Devil's Serpent. I laughed so hard when I saw this.

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A bad boy plays with his Devil's Serpent. I laughed so hard when I saw this. are you kidding me!

#revistaestilo já parou para pensar em como os padrões de beleza mudam com o tempo? Pois o portal de saúde @greatist foi a fundo e acaba de divulgar um estudo detalhado sobre o tema. A equipe ilustrou o "corpo ideal" de cada década do último século. Na imagem, da direita para a esquerda, os anos 1910, 1940, 1950, 1980 e 2010. Ao fim, o recado é apenas um: seja feliz com o corpo que você tem, pois cada mulher é bonita à sua maneira. ESTILO apoia a causa!

See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed Over 100 Years - Body ideals, like everything else in pop culture, are a trend. Rather than chase that preposterous laundry list of attributes, embrace what your momma gave you!

In other words, if Beyoncé lived in the 1920s, she may have been overlooked by big-shot agents. #bodyimage #inspiration http://greatist.com/grow/100-years-womens-body-image

See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years (It's Crazy!)

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Designer Elvira ‘t Hart - a recent fashion graduate who translates 2D sketches to 3D laser-cut pieces

Designer Elvira ‘t Hart, fashion graduate who translates sketches to laser-cut pieces

The BMI of Real Women vs Celebrities

The BMI of Real Women vs Celebrities #infographic

Real Women’s Bodies Vs Celebrity Bodies [Infographic] - Also has great information on the evolution of beauty standards (and their implications) from the early century to the present day.

Body Image in the 1950s -Cosmopolitan.co.uk

How the "ideal" body shape has changed over the last 100 years