Film: TIN PAN ALLEYThe perfect figure. Many women dream of conforming to the current ideal of beauty. Themselves to put pressure on yourself In order to perhaps imitate the appearance of a prominent person, it often determines everyday life.
Glossy photos of the relevant Fashion magazines never correspond to reality. Who actually determines what the perfect female body should look like? Even more interesting is the fact that ideals of beauty keep changing over time.
If you look closely, you will see exactly at some point within the last hundred years to have met the ideal of the time. Just look at how the demands on physical qualities have developed over the years.
1. The 1920s – boyish women
Curvy figures weren’t really popular at that time. Size, Androgynous women corresponded to the current ideal of beauty. And so an attempt was made to hide what nature had given. The smaller the bust and the narrower the hips appeared, the more desirable the woman.
Fashion was geared towards this Underline appearance. And so dresses were designed that suggested a narrower hips due to the elongated waist. In addition, the bosom was literally pressed flat.
Women who this fashion dictates, mostly lived in big cities and were known as “flappers”. In rural areas, these ladies were rarely to be found. The focus here was on naturalness.
2. The 1930s – waistlines are in demand again
Unlike ten years earlier, in 1930 it was again important to emphasize the waist. Dresses were worn a little longer and asymmetrical cuts were very trendy. The silhouette seemed a little more feminine overall.
Even the bosom was at least partially recognizable. The trend became clear over the next few years towards a curvier look from. Even at that time, it was the media that had an impact on current fashion.
In a medium popular at the time, similar to today’s People magazine, Dolores del Rio was named Woman with the best figure in Hollywood excellent. Probably, many female fans tried to be similar to their idol.
3. The 1940s – broad shoulders are the order of the day
Whether it was the war years or other reasons, fashion showed broad shoulders during this time. Perhaps based on soldiers’ uniforms. Due to the scarcity of raw materials, it was common to do one or the other Converting a uniform into a woman’s costume. Necessity makes you inventive.
Women’s clothing became more masculine. And she herself too. Many of them were forced to take on typical male jobs. The soldiers were involved in the war.
Towards the end of the decade after the war was over the fashion style changed drastically. Women finally wanted to be perceived in all their femininity again. Luxury was in demand like never before and the fashion industry reacted to it.
4. The 1950s – curves over curves
The perfect female body resembled an hourglass now. Female curves were an absolute must. Sensuality was paramount. Those who corresponded to today’s ideal of slimness at that time had bad cards.
Too thin women tried to get through Supply of additional calories to get closer to her dream figure. Weight gain was more of an issue than losing weight. Playboy magazine also appeared for the first time in this decade. Man’s fantasies were stimulated.
Actresses like Elizabeth Taylor and Marylin Monroe shaped the image of women at that time. The fashion emphasized a narrow waist and wide-swinging petticoats made their way into most wardrobes. This fashion style is still in demand today and plays a major role in the vintage sector.
5. The 1960s – getting thinner
That changed in the 1960s Idea of the perfect female body complete again. Now it was once again the androgynous women like the English model Twiggy who could score. Curves were out. The less bust size was visible, the better.
Petite girls and women in particular shaped the streetscape. Short shift dresses were modern and that An indispensable part of the mini skirt. In order to meet the slim ideal, one diet after another was tried even then.
No wonder the beginning of the decade with the Weight Watchers one successful solution was suggested. Many women took advantage of this weight loss option.
6. The 1970s – slim and slim
Time of the discos. Women showed a flat stomach and an overall slim silhouette. Not quite so thin anymore as in the previous decade, but curves were not in demand. However, this should change soon.
A lot happened in terms of fashion. One saw the overalls more and more often at parties and celebrations. Mini dresses showed up with large, colorful ornaments. Maxim coats were more modern than ever. Everything was combined. Boots with a maxi dress and mini skirt were not infrequent. Bell bottoms not only conquered the catwalks.
Those were turbulent years not only exceptional in the fashion sector were. The hippie movement falls into this incredibly exciting decade.
7. The 1980s – appearance of the supermodels
The female ideal of this decade is shaped by models such as Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell. Long-legged, tall and slim they conquered the catwalks of this world.
Many young women emulated their preferred model and set goals for their bodies, that they could never reach. During these years the course was set for the beauty craze that has persisted to this day.
The fitness wave also started rolling. Self Jane Fonda joined the aerobics trend. From now on, muscular, athletic figures were no longer taboo for women. This was underlined by huge shoulder pads that were present in coats and jackets.
8. The 1990s – small and delicate
During this time, the model Kate Moss appeared. The young woman is significantly smaller than the supermodels of the 80s. She also appears anything but athletic. But exactly this type of woman was in demand at the time.
Even in Hollywood it was evident that the The time of over-trained girls is finally over was. Winona Ryder is an example of how starkly the image of the perfect woman’s body had changed.
The popular image of women became popular in fashion oversized blazers and jackets extremely stressed. In addition, the trend was towards crop tops. Tinted sunglasses were also totally in. Jeans in all kinds of washes were part of every outfit.
9. The 2000s – it’s getting sexy
At the latest when Gisele Bundchen floated over the catwalk, it was over. The time of rather gaunt and small modelshow they were popular in the 90s. Gisele was sexy, tall and not too thin.
It was allowed to again color in the face and on the body. A pale complexion was no longer in demand. This could also be seen from the fact that Hollywood actresses never walked the red carpet without using a self-tanner.
Dresses over jeans and capri pants belonged to the 2000s as much as much Glitter on the skin. Tight, figure-hugging tops were also indispensable in order to correspond to the current image of beauty.
10. The 2010s – especially female characters
Now more attention has been paid to the back. To have a big and plump bottom was the goal of many women. They didn’t shy away from any cosmetic surgery, which often led to rather grotesque results.
This trend has persisted for a long time. Jennifer Lopez in particular seems to be a role model here. The designers started in the 2010s High waist shortswhich were particularly popular in 2012.
But also Crop tops were back. And of course, the ripped jeans were a must to create a trendy outfit. Hairstyles often featured angled bangs. All in all, however, there was no strict fashion dictation.
11. Conclusion – every figure has its charm
So there is no point in chasing after the perfect female body. It is not a static issue. The view of things changes over time. Today it is the more androgynous women who supposedly have the perfect body. Exactly the opposite can be said tomorrow.
Every woman would do well with that to be satisfied with what nature has given her. Subjective opinions should not determine one’s own life. Feeling good in your body is a top priority. It doesn’t matter whether it is big, small, fat or thin.
The entire appearance of a woman convinced. Details play a subordinate role.