Fitness blogger Cassey Ho knows that the ‘ideal’ body type that society grants on women keeps changing quickly. Like the subtle nature of fast fashion, where trends keep coming and going in a blink of an eye, these instant changes in a perfect body ideals are making women feeling confused, exhausted and always deficient.
Cassey Ho will take through the beauty standards and evolution of the body shape over the years.
If she had the “perfect” body throughout history, this is what she would look like
“Mid 2010s-2018 – Big butts, wide hips, tiny waists, and full lips are in! There is a huge surge in plastic surgery for butt implants thanks to Instagram models posting belfies.” Even cosmetic surgery doctors have become IG-famous for reshaping women. Between 2012-2014, butt implants and injections rise by 58%.”
“Mid 90s-2000s – Big boobs, flat stomachs, and thighs gaps are in. In 2010, breast augmentation is the highest performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. It’s the age of Victoria’s Secret Angel. She’s tall, sports an athletic body type, and she’s always got long legs and a full chest.”
“Early 90s – THIN IS IN. Having angular bone structure, looking emaciated, and super skinny is what’s dominating the runways and the magazine covers. There’s even a name for it: “heroin chic”.”
“1950s – The hourglass shape is in. Elizabeth Taylor‘s 36-21-36 measurements are ideal. Marilyn Monroe’s soft voluptuousness is lusted after. Women are advertised weight gaining pills to fill themselves out. Playboy magazine and Barbie are created in this decade.”
“1920s – Appearing boyish, androgynous and youthful, with minimal breasts, and a straight figure is in! Unlike the “Gibson Girl” of the Victorian Era, women are choosing to hide their curves, and are doing so by binding their chests with strips of cloth to create that slender body type suitable for flapper dresses.”
“1400-1700 The Italian Renaissance – Looking full with a rounded stomach, large hips, and an ample bosom is in. Being well fed is a sign of wealth and status. Only the poor are thin.”