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

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

By 1920, the flapper girl was well in fashion and a trim figure was all the rage:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Hemlines fell in 1930 and curves seeped their way back into fashion:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

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

In the Fifties, weight-gain tablets were promoted in magazines to help women fill out their curves:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

In the 1960s, dresses shrunk to suit the favoured petite frame as sported by Twiggy:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Back came the curves in 1970 – the era of the long, lean dancing queen:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

By the Eighties, the British woman was on the way to a healthy figure with Elle MacPherson being the ideal:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

The Nineties was the decade of ‘the waif’ popularised the ‘heroin chic’ look seen on Kate Moss:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

By the millennium, women strived for an athletic figure like Britney Spears:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Today, the Facebook generation look to body icons such as curvy, big bottomed Kim Kardashian:
See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

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