See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Over the last 100 years, the women we consider to be sex symbols have had a huge variety of body shapes. Check out this decade-by-decade description of what people considered to be a “hot body.”

h/t: vintag.es, dailymail, greatist

Beginning with the 1910s Gibson Girl ideal inspired by the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson:

By 1920, the flapper girl was well in fashion and a trim figure was all the rage:

Hemlines fell in 1930 and curves seeped their way back into fashion:

With their men off fighting, fashion changed in the Forties and the curvy feminine look to cheer returning heroes became the order of the day:

In the Fifties, weight-gain tablets were promoted in magazines to help women fill out their curves:

In the 1960s, dresses shrunk to suit the favoured petite frame as sported by Twiggy:

Back came the curves in 1970 – the era of the long, lean dancing queen:

By the Eighties, the British woman was on the way to a healthy figure with Elle MacPherson being the ideal:

The Nineties was the decade of ‘the waif’ popularised the ‘heroin chic’ look seen on Kate Moss:

By the millennium, women strived for an athletic figure like Britney Spears:

Today, the Facebook generation look to body icons such as curvy, big bottomed Kim Kardashian:

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

3D Artist Sergey Aleynikov
Polish Artist Started Painting Just Five Years Ago, Here Are His Oil Paintings With The Particle Of Hope
A Shoe Polish Brand Won Big At Cannes For One Of The Most Delightful Campaigns
Relatable Illustrations Hilariously Reveal the Difficulties of Adulthood
Stunning Vintage Photos Of Women Modeling Bathing Caps With Faces On Them
Chinese Village Turns Artsy With Murals
Honest Illustrations That Reflect Contemporary Existence Of A Woman By Giulia Rosa
"Make the World Go Away": The Surreal and Inspirational Artworks of Ioana Harasim
What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival
"The Shards of Triptych. Observable Universes": The Collection of Creative Visualization by Sergey Maslov
What Lara Croft And Mortal Kombat's Jade Would Look Like As REAL Women
Riikka Hyvönen Captures The Beauty Of Bruises In Giant Artworks
The More You Connect, The Less You Connect
The Liquid Typography by Alex Valentina
Artist Avner Geller Perfectly Illustrates Things He Has Accidentally Overheard
"Something Wicked This Way Comes": Superb Illustrations By Jon Foster
Just Leaders: Creepy Illustrations Of Notorious Leaders By Gunduz Agayev
Between Fantasy And Realism: Artist Bo Bartlett Unmoors His Visions From The Everyday
Russian Artist Pepelangelo Turns Pepe The Frog Into Masterpiece Paintings
This Artist Draws a Maps of the World with Just Single Line
Anonymous Vigilante Is Fighting Asshole Drivers With This Parking Note
Artist Shows The Beauty Of Insects With Her Matching Eye Makeup Looks
Illustrator Shows How Tough Caring For Babies Could Be
A Millennial’s Guide To Cocktails
Digital Illusions and Dark Fantasy Artworks of Rahul Das
"Paint and Positivity – Ways to Stay Home in Style": The Superb Illustrations by Shahul Hameed
"The Art of (DE)Construction": The Superb Collages of Nicollages
French Artist Bruno Pontiroli Twists the World Around Him in His Paintings
Butterflies & Biotops From Polygonia: Stunning Digital Art By Chaotic Atmospheres
Hilariously Honest Comics That Perfectly Capture Annoying Everyday Moments