Clothing is a contentious subject because fashion is something that is expressive and personal. The ideal body type and shape for a woman, however, are also fads. Some appearances were deemed appealing in the previous century, but they have since faded to become what you see now. The changes are frequently minor, but occasionally they can be startling. A person’s ideal body type is frequently prescribed by society, which is how celebrities rose to fame. Is that still the case in the contemporary world? Let’s examine various body types and fashion trends across time to see how things have changed.
1910’s ‘Gibson Girl’
In the early 1900s, businesses frequently utilized illustrations to promote their products. The cost of publishing photos in magazines was higher. Leading illustrator of the period, Charles Dana Gibson frequently portrayed women wearing long gowns and corsets.
This dress is the literal definition of femme fatale, it is fancy and elegant yet seductive and eye catching. Who doesn’t love off-shoulder dresses paired with gloves??
Camille Clifford, a stunning actress and model, was one of the Gibson Girl persona’s proteges. The 18-inch waist that she had at the time was the envy of every woman. Yet to do it, a long gown and a corset were required!
This dress is the perfect mix of modesty and chic. A long black turtleneck dress that shows the person’s figure is bound to make some heads turn.
In the 1920s, the globe witnessed the Flapper look after the Gibson Girl persona. The previous image had undergone a significant change. These women wore hats, short hairstyles, and loose clothing. During this period, the government also approved the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote!
Now with this era of clothing we say goodbye to tight figure showing dresses, and hello to flowy and free dresses, if you ask us this era of clothing looks more fun than the last one.
When Margaret Gorman won the title of Miss American in 1921, everyone thought she had the ideal body type for the time. She had a boyish aspect because she was long and thin. The hourglass body of the preceding decade had undergone a significant change.
This look is more tomboyish and cool rather than elegant and fancy. Despite her still wearing a dress and necklace she still manages to make it look boyish rather than girly.
1930’s ‘Soft Siren’
The world experienced another change in fashion for the 1930s only ten years after the Roaring ’20s. Women eventually reverted to form-fitting attire that emphasized a more feminine look. A factor in the development may have been the 1929 stock market collapse.
Just when we thought we were done with fitted dresses, here they come back in a new light rather than looking modest it becomes more seductive but in a softer tone.
Dolores Del Rio
Dolores Del Rio was a well-liked woman at the time. She embodied the old Hollywood glamour look that many yearned for in the 1930s. In fact, Photoplay magazine called her “roundly turned”!
With looks like that! no wonder she was well-liked. She looks so serene and elegant, she looks as if the moon would shine just for her.
1940’s ‘Star Spangled Girl’
Everything in the 1940s was altered by World War II. It had an impact on everything in America, including what women wore. It was excellent to have long limbs and broad shoulders. Moreover, torpedo or bullet bras gained popularity because they were the only choice.
If you ask us this is the pure definition of a pretty girl. Not only is the clothing modest but it is also extremely feminine, while also providing comfotability to the person wearing it.
In the 1940s, Betty Grable was viewed as the ideal woman. She was actually every man’s ideal partner, and the majority of males had her pinned up somewhere. She frequently appeared in military footlockers, ready to brighten a soldier’s day with a smile.
If you ask us Betty Grable’s main charm point has to be her adorable smile, and cute stature we can see why people would have her pinned up in their homes.
Even though curves had been in style for decades, the Gibson Girl image returned in the 1950s. Having returned, the hourglass figure pushed the thinness and broad shoulders outside. Even weight gainers were advertised in magazines to help women broaden their hips!
These small waist certainly hold true to the hourglass name given to it. and honestly we can see the appeal.
There is no need to introduce Marilyn Monroe. Because of her hourglass figure, she is arguably the most famous lady in the entire globe. She is also impossibly beautiful, especially by modern standards. Monroe continues to be the most well-known Hollywood celebrity today!
Marilyn is the perfect mix of innocent and seductive with her ability to play a cute dumb blonde whilst looking like a seductive siren.
In the 1950s, having a broader body type was the main objective, but in the 1960s, everything changed! The hourglass shape was no longer in vogue. The best option at this time was extremely long and slender.
You required a slim waist and slender hips to blend in! Just when we thought the body standard wouldn’t take another drastic change.
Lesley ‘Twiggy’ Lawson
In the 1960s, Lesley Lawson was a prominent model. She popularized the rail-thin body type under the name Twiggy. She actually altered the fashion scene at the age of 16 since everyone wanted to be as slim as her!
It’s amazing to think that a 16 year old is capable of moving the fashion scene! but hey props to her for doing so!
1970’s ‘Disco Diva’
Even while rail-thin fashion remained popular into the 1970s, curves were once more welcomed. Women were more moderate than they were in the 1950s, and there was greater equality. Disco divas were all the rage, dancing the night away in beautiful outfits.
Now these clothing styles look more chic and cool, looking more similar to the clothing we have in the modern day.
One of the most well-liked movies of the 1970s, Charlie’s Angels gave rise to several great actors. The ideal female body shape for this decade was displayed by Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett, and Kate Jackson; it was a combination of long, lean, and voluptuous!
Unlike the previous fashion trends for the body, this one looks possible to achieve, especially when you compare it to the hourglass era and long and skinny era.
In the 1980s, the Supermodel look was first popularized. That was the name given to models with very long legs and towering stature. The style was everywhere on television, thanks in large part to MTV, who made it such.
This look screams fun! more than the previous trends did.
At under six feet tall, Rachel Hunter towered over everyone. She dated Rod Stewart for a while, but because he was short (5’10”), their interactions were frequently awkward. Nonetheless, she has displayed her incredible body in Sports Illustrated magazine and music videos.
No matter which way you put it height is an assest, so whether or not it’s on trend height is still something very attractive.
Elle Macpherson exhibited the traditional 1980s Supermodel appearance as well. She even gained the moniker “The Body” in Time magazine, but she didn’t lose her notoriety. In 2014, Macpherson appeared in Sports Illustrated, and she still looked fantastic.
Though Elle Macpherson’s body doesn’t necessarily look cute and feminine, what it is, is strong and athletic, giving a more independent vibe.
From tall and voluptuous to the waif-thin look of the 1990s, fashion underwent a drastic shift. Because it appeared that these women had lost weight from drug use, most women referred to it as “heroin chic.” It was entirely the opposite of the Supermodel style!
Now this is a fashion trend we can’t quite wrap our heads around as to why people of that time found it attractive but nonetheless each trend has their weird sides.
In the 1990s, Kate Moss personified the emaciated image. Calvin Klein is the brand where this icon of fashion got her start. Most people hold her responsible for the size-zero fad, which persisted for much too long. Yet, she was successful, earning $9.2 million in a single year.
Kate Moss belongs to that small percent of people who would look good in this type of body shape without looking like they lack food.
With roles in some of the biggest box office successes of the 1990s, Winona Ryder was without a doubt one of the decade’s most recognizable actresses. She had only recently entered the field; in 1986, Rina, one of the main character’s pals, was cast in David Seltzer’s romantic comedy drama Lucas.
Winona Ryder no matter what she looks like or what she wears she is indeed a fashion icon!
2000’s ‘Buff Beauty’
The new millennium brought a lot of changes, and fashionistas threw those emaciated women aside in favor of athleticism. Women with toned arms and rock-hard abs were featured on magazine covers. There were still curves, just fewer of them.
Enough with the slender feminine beauties, let’s give way to our buff beauties with bodies that look like they’ve been carved by michaelangelo himself!
During this time, Gisele Bundchen emerged on the scene and introduced a new supermodel look: tall, long legs, and athletic. For many years, the highest-paid woman in the world was a Brazilian model. She is still regarded as the most beautiful woman in the world by some.
From the way she looks to the way she smiles we can absolutely see why people regard to her as the most beautiful woman.
2010’s ‘Booty Babes’
The most popular body type in the 2010s was curvy booties. Here, Beyoncé was without a doubt in the lead. Bootylicious was also released. The well-known song from Destiny’s Child, of which Beyoncé was a member, made everything official. In style were hips and behinds!
Now we’re getting closer to the fashion trend nowadays with big boobs and big butts.
Rihanna is a well-known musician. The Barbadian beauty dazzles the audience with her incredible vocal abilities, but she also has a stunning body and stylish sense. She now owns a fashion line and has shown herself to be a successful businesswoman.
Imagine how much of an icon you’d be if you looked amazing and was also extremely successful! it’s like a dream come true!
Speaking of booty babes would be incomplete without mentioning Kim Kardashian. She is given credit for popularizing the look in national media. While she naturally acquired her bodacious bottom, other ladies undergo cosmetic surgery to resemble her!
Kim Kardashian one of the people who can also strongly influence the fashion stage. There’s no denying her beauty.
Even if you just called her Jennifer, you would know she is stunning on the inside and out. Jennifer Lopez is frequently referred to as “JLo” or “Jenny from the Block.” She nevertheless serves as a superb illustration of the era because of her powerful and curvaceous physique. Also, her popular song Booty stated it all.
Though her eye-catching physique is certainly something to look at, let’s not forget her amazing skills in both acting and singing.
Nicki Minaj was an excellent rapper in her day, and she is now a legendary musician. She is adored by the public for her talent and superb sense of style. She enjoys flaunting her curves in films and catering to the audience.
Now this is someone who is confident and proud of the way they look! there’s no doubt anyone could find Nicki attractive.
A Change Of Mindset
Women today don’t wish to adhere to a particular ideal body type. The majority of individuals think that the internet is to blame for making periodicals dated. In this case, there isn’t one particular design or choice that is now the best.
Back then when we had a definitive body standard to follow or fashion trend to copy nowadays it isn’t that clear.
Being Body Positive
The focus has changed more toward body positivity in the 2020s. The purpose of doing so is to inspire women of all shapes and sizes to feel confident and beautiful. They are not required to adhere to a specific physical type that society or the media has established.
And this is one step closer to making the world a better place. Helping people accept themselves more and to love the way they were made.
The majority of businesses have adopted that ideal as well. Models for the well-known brand Aerie come in all different sizes, shapes, and body types. You can see the women in their authentic forms because none of the images have been altered.
Nowadays we can see bussinesses making adjustments to their product to provide service to different body types.
The Advent of Photoshop
There was a lot of photoshopping in the 2000s. Most people became aware of the situation and understood they couldn’t appear like the models. Natural and body positivity are still popular because magazines were trying to market unrealistic expectations.
Due to the rise of photoshop more and more people edited themselves in order to appear more attractive and beautiful to those around them.
Many filters are available on social media sites to assist you to change how you look. On Instagram, it’s more popular, and because of the modifications, the people might not be identifiable. This causes a distorted view of beauty and body dysmorphia.
This can cause people to feel dissatisfied with the way they look because they feel as if they look better with a filter on.
A software called FaceTune allows users to gently edit their images. Although there are some striking filters, they are not as striking as those on other social media platforms. Even still, women could feel inadequate if they don’t alter their photos.
Though it make look like small changes to a picture, it causes big changes to the person’s confidence and self-esteem always feeling as if their looks and appearance are never good enough.
Society’s Thoughts On Makeup
People posting pictures of themselves wearing and not wearing makeup was a common trend on social media. It was an opportunity to observe how cosmetics altered someone’s appearance and it encouraged accepting and embracing oneself just the way you are.
Wearing makeup though doesn’t neccessarily mean that you’re insecure, for some it’s a away for them to express their creativity and individuality.
Although it may not seem like a big deal, some people use cosmetics to the point where they go beyond simply wearing foundation and permanently change how they look. They drastically transform their appearance with cosmetic operations. Nowadays, young people have injections and fillers!
While some people use makeup to cause temporary changes to the way they look, some people use plastic surgery as a means to create permament changes to a person’s appearance.
It Goes Way Back
The majority of people believe cosmetic surgery to be a recent occurrence, although that isn’t entirely accurate. To make their children’s feet look more doll-like, parents were supposed to bind them in the traditional Chinese practice. The foot’s size and shape were altered, however, it is now prohibited!
Thankfully this practice was stopped, considering the amount of damage this practice has dealt to the feet of those who were practiced on, we can’t imagine how difficult walking would’ve beem.
A Certain Kind Of Surgery
America is often looked to by other nations to judge what is beautiful. Asian women therefore frequently have cosmetic surgery to alter the appearance of their eyelids. In South Korea, it’s fairly typical. They appear more “Americanized” as a result.
It’s sad to think that people would rather look like foreigners rather than look like a citizen from their country.
The French Standard
French women used to strive to be as beautiful as possible by concentrating on “three white things.” No tanning was allowed since they required white teeth, skin, and hands. It was also common to refer to the eyebrows (two) and eyelashes as “three black things.”
Here we have another difficult beauty standard wherein ladies need to be incredibly white.
Because women throughout the world frequently turn to Americans to see what is attractive and “in,” skin whitening operations are now very common. Also, there are lotions and serums that claim to help you feel lighter.
Now this is very sad, since some skin whitneing methods call for the person to bleach their skin, and trust us that hurts!.. alot.
Beauty Trends In The Future
It’s hard to predict what future females will find attractive. The standards for each era are influenced by a wide range of circumstances. As a result, it is difficult to predict what might be popular over the coming ten years. Enjoy your life, be at ease, and cherish who you are!
Choose to love yourself, no matter what society says you should look like, choose to be your own true self without the comment of other people.
Plastic Surgery Trends
People have started paying a lot more attention to their appearances and comparing their looks to other people they’ve seen online since the rise of social media. This, combined with the fact that many procedures have become far cheaper.
This has resulted in a major increase in plastic surgery and therapies. Here are some of the most important trends in this sector, many of which have been influenced by social media.
Fat freezing is accomplished via cryo-lipolysis devices, which employ temperatures below zero to freeze fat cells, causing them to die and then be “flushed away.”
Because it is a non-surgical process, it has gained popularity. However, as model Linda Evangelista discovered, some issues can be difficult to undo.
Natural Chest Augmentation
While silicone breast augmentations were popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, individuals are now looking for a more natural-looking answer.
Fat transfer augmentations and low-profile implants have become increasingly popular, providing a more modest appearance than previous implants.
Double Chin Injections
Double chin injections are performed using deoxycholic acid injections that dissolve fat. It is very common for people to do this injection in the chin area to reduce the appearance of their “double chins.”
This is an area that many people find uncomfortable, so it appears to be a relatively non-invasive solution. As always, consult with a doctor before attempting any of this.
Liposuction has been one of the most popular treatments since its introduction to the public, and it is expected to stay so in the future. Liposuction removes stubborn fat and offers patients a better-sculpted appearance with natural-looking outcomes.
Of course, a plastic surgeon must evaluate your situation to see whether you are a good candidate, as this is a major surgery.
Many people believe that plastic surgery and treatments are only performed on women, yet this could not be further from the truth.
In fact, the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has increased by 325% since 1997. Facelifts, gynecomastia (male breast reduction), eyelid surgery, and nose jobs are among the procedures available.
The Rise of Injectables
Many more people are resorting to injectables as a solution for things they are self-conscious about due to social media.
This includes anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to add volume to the face, which can be done all over.
Lip injections have become quite popular, and many people attribute this to influencer Kylie Jenner. When she radically transformed her appearance with lip fillers, it sparked a big fad.
Millions of individuals rushed to get the same injections to plump up their lips.
Most Popular Worldwide
When it comes to the most common operation performed worldwide, there is a clear victor, which is anti-wrinkle injections, regardless of gender.
Breast augmentation is the most popular operation for women, while eyelid surgery is the most popular for males.
Most Cosmetic Procedures
While cosmetic treatments are performed all throughout the world, particular countries have a far higher rate of occurrence.
For example, the United States performs 20% of all cosmetic procedures, while Brazil ranks second. Japan, South Korea, and Mexico round out the top five countries.
Surgery Capital City
Regarding which city in the world has the most plastic procedures, Seoul, South Korea, takes the top spot. Plastic surgery advertisements are widespread throughout the city, as are many offices where the procedures are performed.
Cosmetic surgery is so widespread here that some consider it an investment in improving their employment prospects.
While plastic surgery traditionally entails going under the knife, there has been a significant increase in non-invasive treatments.
Double chin injections, lip injections, Botox, CoolSculpting fat freezing, and dermal fillers are among the procedures available.
Ultherapy, THERMIsmooth, and Sculptra are some of the techniques available for skin firming. This treatment seeks to make clients look younger by minimizing sagging skin, and jowls, and creating a more defined neck, among other things.
This minimally invasive procedure is becoming increasingly popular.
Botox For The Younger Set
While Botox is not new, what is new is how many younger people are interested in beginning a Botox regimen to prevent skin aging even before it occurs.
That means that people in their twenties and thirties are starting to undergo Botox.
Facelift Without The Surgery
Ellacor is a surgery that may be of interest to anyone who has been considering a facelift but has been hesitant to go under the knife. This affects the lower face by stamping the skin with multiple hollow-bore needles, with each pass destroying 10% of the tissue.
According to dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank, “fractional micro coring creates dozens of little holes in the skin, like tiny punch biopsies,” which can take up to two days to cure. It’s more of a weekend procedure, with some downtime of approximately two days.”