Snaps to Buzzfeed for another video commentary on the standards of beauty as it relates to ideal body types. In their latest video, they explore beauty standards from the past 3,000 years and across different cultures.
From the Italian Renaissance (when it was all about that bass) to the roaring twenties (when a boyish body was the most feminine of all), you might just experience whiplash when you see how drastically the ideal body type has changed over time.
The video is a good reminder that beauty is not one static characteristic. What’s considered desirable now may be the complete opposite in a mere decade. It’s fluid and subjective—not even in modern times will you find the exact same opinion on what or who is beautiful across the globe.
What’s the universal feature between all of the beautiful ladies in the video? Each one of them emanates crazy high confidence.
In conclusion, screw the ideal! It’s not the be-all and end-all of what’s beautiful, perfect, right or wrong. You do you, lady! What’s important is that you’re comfortable in your own skin, regardless of what’s “in.”
Watch the video below: