This video depicts women beauty concepts changes 3000 years

It is true that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and as the eyes of the beholders change in different ages; the standards of beauty also changes. There is nothing universal and absolute in the realm of beauty. What is considered to be the standard in some period has been taken over by some other concepts in some other ages. The three minute video embedded on this page depicts the changes of women’s beauty in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Victorian England etc to the present day beauty standards. Watch it and enjoy.
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Ancient Egypt (c. 1292-1069 B.C.)

– Slender
– Narrow shoulders
– High waist
– Symmetrical face
Ancient Greece (c. 500-300 B.C.)

– Plump
– Full-bodied
– Light skin
– Women were considered “disfigured” versions of men
Han Dynasty (c. 206 B.C.-220 A.D.)

– Slim waist
– Pale skin
– Large eyes
– Small feet
Italian Renaissance (c. 1400-1700)

– Ample bosom
– Rounded stomach
– Full hips
– Fair skin
Victorian England (c. 1837-1901)

– Desirably plump
– Full-figured
– Cinched waist
– Women wore corsets to achieve the ideal body shape
Roaring Twenties (c. 1920s)

– Flat-chested
– Downplayed waist
– Short bob hairstyle
– Boyish figure
Golden Age Of Hollywood (c. 1930s – 1950s)

– Curvy
– Hourglass figure
– Large breasts
– Slim waist
Swinging Sixties (c. 1960s)

– Willowy
– Thin
– Long, slim legs
– Adolescent physique
Supermodel Era (c. 1980s)

– Athletic
– Svelte, but curvy
– Tall
– Toned arms
Heroin Chic (c. 1990s)

– Waifish
– Extremely thin
– Translucent skin
– Androgynous
Postmodern Beauty (c. 2000s-Today)

– Flat stomach
– “Healthy” skinny
– Large breasts and butt
– Thigh gap
– Women regularly get plastic surgery to achieve their desired look

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