Eugene Lee Yang of BuzzFeedVideo has created an interesting visual narrative regarding the history of ideal female bodies and how these standards of beauty changed throughout the centuries. Yang used a diverse group of models to portray examples from such eras as Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.), where “[w]omen are shown as slender, with high waists and slim shoulders.” to current day (c. 2000s – Today) where “[w]omen 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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