Eugene Lee Yang of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures has created an interesting visual narrative regarding the history of ideal female bodies and how these standards of beauty changed throughout the centuries. Yee used a diverse group of models to portray examples from such eras as Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.), where “Women are shown as slender, with high waists and slim shoulders.” to current day aka Postmodern Beauty (c. 2000s – Today) where “Women should be skinny, but healthy; they should have large breasts and a large butt, but a flat stomach”.
This video shows over 3,000 years of women’s ideal body types as determined by their societies’ standard of beauty.
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