This Video On Body Ideals Is Pure Gold

From voluptuous to willowy, the ideal female figure has changed dramatically throughout history.

A clever new video demonstrates the dramatic changes the ideal body type for women has had throughout history.

From voluptuous to willowy, the ideal female figure has changed dramatically throughout history.
From voluptuous to willowy, the ideal female figure has changed dramatically throughout history.

Beauty standards change so regularly it’s often hard to keep up.

Last decade everyone wanted petite behinds, this decade we’re all trying to supersize our arses (thanks, Kim K). There’s even a weird new facial treatment for your butt.

And that’s only the beginning.

The ideal beauty standard has transformed so dramatically throughout history, it’s no wonder a recent report revealed just two per cent of us would actually consider ourselves ‘beautiful’.

And the clever gals at Buzzfeed video have worked out an ingenious way to demonstrate this ever-confusing beauty metamorphosis in just a few minutes.

Check out just how dramatically the idea of a ‘beautiful body’ has changed for women throughout history in this seriously smart video…

Have your say: Do you think society’s ever-changing idea of beauty makes it hard for women to keep up?

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