Post Reply the definition of beauty over the past several hundred years
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so I was reading about what people think a ideal shape for a woman is. only since the 1900s has it become what we think today, besides the large breasts. at some points a larger stomach was ideal because it meant wealth and being well fed. other times it was a heavier body over all. particularly since the 1950s the slim hip line flat stomach large breasts has become the ideal look of today. " the ideal size of both the breasts and buttocks increased. From the 1950s to 1960 that trend continued with the interesting twist of cone shaped breasts as result of the popularity of the bullet bra. In the 1960s, the invention of the miniskirt as well as the increased acceptability of pants for women, prompted the idealization of the long leg that has lasted until today. Following the invention of the push-up bra in the 1970s the ideal breast has been a rounded, fuller, and larger breast. In the past 20 years the average American bra size has increased from 34B to 34DD. Additionally, the ideal figure has favored an ever lower waist-hip ratio, especially with the advent and progression of digital editing software such as Adobe Photoshop" I also blame media and magazines for this, in reality the "ideal" shape now in un realistic what are your thoughts of what a ideal body is?
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Seems that it differs from place to place in general.

http://aminoapps.com/page/omg/174565/these-ideal-body-types-for-women-around-the-world-are-seriously-interesting-to-see

Personally, I don't really have in image of an "ideal" body shape. I have plenty of (often seemingly arbitrary or stupid) preferences, and consider that which falls outside those preferences to be "less pretty" or even "ugly," but it often combines facial features, voice, attitude, intelligence, and even smell.

(I know, it sounds crazy, determining beauty in part by smell, but I'm a weird guy.)

I think it's never really going to be subjective, just an aggregation of trends to make it seem subjective. For example, in the page I linked, people from the listed countries will undoubtedly be all, "hell no, that's not what I consider ideal."
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It's always to do with fertility, wealth / status and obvious gender traits.

I think how people display their wealth / status is much more interesting
achievement points, rank, job titles, jewellery, surgery as a form of jewellery, brands, fashion
Posted 1/24/16
I like a toned body. I don't like rolls of skin or layers of skin, but some people like to define this as "real" female body. I don't think it's real, I just think it's unhealthy.
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I dont see there being an "ideal" figure even though most women have that "ideal figure" image in their head. I personally think its stupid to call a figure the ideal one to have.
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I think all sizes of female bodies can be ideal. Whether you're on the bigger or skinnier side, someone will love you.
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ayesharocks wrote:

I think all sizes of female bodies can be ideal. Whether you're on the bigger or skinnier side, someone will love you.


Not at all. There comes a point on both sides (fat or skinny) where it's not only unsightly, but unhealthy, and quite obviously not ideal.
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In the past 20 years the average American bra size has increased from 34B to 34DD.

I call BS
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FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:


In the past 20 years the average American bra size has increased from 34B to 34DD.

I call BS


It's based on an interview conducted by some underwear store, but very likely flawed or outright lies, yeah.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/bra-size-survey_n_3645267.html
Posted 1/24/16 , edited 1/24/16

sarteck wrote:


FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:


In the past 20 years the average American bra size has increased from 34B to 34DD.

I call BS


It's based on an interview conducted by some underwear store, but very likely flawed or outright lies, yeah.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/bra-size-survey_n_3645267.html


They would lie? How Bra-zen.
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sarteck wrote:


ayesharocks wrote:

I think all sizes of female bodies can be ideal. Whether you're on the bigger or skinnier side, someone will love you.


Not at all. There comes a point on both sides (fat or skinny) where it's not only unsightly, but unhealthy, and quite obviously not ideal.


I said can. I didn't say they all are, but someone will love you despite your flaws. Obese people get married, no?
Posted 1/24/16
It has changed quite a lot. Some beauty trends I will never understand.
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The ideal figure is a two-dimensional one.
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Posted 1/24/16
Everyone has different preferences, and therefore there can never be an overwhelming 'ideal' body.

Just find what works for you, and get to the body YOU like best for you.

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Hey as long as they aren't land whales, look like they work out and run 10k a day I am a happy man. Fat people are disgusting after all.
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