3,000 Years Of Women’s Beauty Standards In A 3 Minute Video

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Everyone has heard the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” right? While this is true, everyone’s eyes perceive things very differently depending on when and where they are. In the video above, live models demonstrate the concept of what was thought to be the ideal women’s body type throughout history.

Obviously the women from these time periods might have dressed a bit different than the women in the video, but the point of the video is to demonstrate what the ideal body type was for woman during that time period. The bathing suit helped them articulate the differences between body types, without distracting everyone with jewelry or clothing. Do you think a certain historical period “got it right”? Let us know in the comments below!

Ancient Egypt (c. 1292-1069 B.C.)

  • Slender
  • Narrow shoulders
  • High waist
  • Symmetrical face