Women’s Differing, Ideal Body Types Throughout History

If you think about the phrase “ideal body type,” a slim and fit woman who has everything and nothing in all the right places probably comes to mind. Though that may be the modern day standard, it hasn’t always been the case.

Buzzfeed researched and created a unique video depicting over 3,000 years of women’s ideal body types that completely depended on their societies’ standards of beauty. From ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance to postmodern beauty, you will be amazed how varying and different each body type is as the timeline moves along throughout the 3-minute video.

This is a good reminder that the “ideal” body type is only contextual within a culture and period of time. There has never been one “ideal” body type and there never will be, because every body has been and should be celebrated for its beauty.

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