For half a century, the standards of female beauty have undergone dramatic changes, with each decade throwing fashion from one extreme to another.
If we compare a woman in 1957 and 2017, the contrast is obvious: a larger volume of breasts and buttocks instead of graceful "hourglass", the ladies also became taller and larger.
The most obvious is the increase in waist size: from almost 70 centimeters to 86 centimeters for the average woman. Even the foot of a modern girl is larger: 60 years ago, on average, it was 36th size, and now it is 39th. Here's the evolution of the female figure since the 1950s:
Known for her roles in Miracle on 34th Street and West Side Story, actress Natalie Wood is rightfully considered the model lady of her generation. In the 1950s, she became a symbol of femininity and a role model for many American women.
American film actress, singer and sex symbol of the 1950s is Hollywood blonde Marilyn Monroe. The actress was short - 162 centimeters. The waist circumference is 58 centimeters, and the chest and hips are 96 each.
The 1960s French icon Ursula Andress had the proportions of 97-64-89. The first Bond girl to star in the 1962 film Doctor No. The scene in which she emerges from the sea in a snow-white bikini became iconic and impressed not only men, but also women.
Millions of women around the world wanted to be like the American actress Farrah Fawcett. The peak of her popularity came in the 1970s, when the blonde's lush hairstyle was asked to be repeated in every hairdresser.
The Italian actress Ornella Muti went down in history as a standard of natural beauty. In the 1970s, women sought to repeat her appearance and achieve the same figure parameters. The artist was distinguished by her lush breasts, she was slim, but not thin.
In the 1980s, the world became addicted to fitness: aerobics, running, all kinds of group activities. It was then that the ascent to the top of the glory of the top model Cindy Crawford began: her tall stature, endless legs and medium-sized breasts were considered ideal.
Supermodel Kate Moss became the symbol of the 1990s, famous for her excessive thinness - the so-called heroin chic. “The most delicious thing is to be thin, ” she said. In pursuit of her boyish figure, the girls stopped eating.
But in the 1990s, the owner of a lush chest, Pamela Anderson, also shone. Filming in Rescuers Malibu, which lasted from 1991 to 2001, turned this blonde into a real sex symbol of her generation.
Also in the 2000s, model Tyra Banks, one of the most successful models of Victoria's Secret, reached the peak of her fame. Tall and athletic, she constantly graced the covers of fashion magazines.
For fans of more modest volumes of beauty, the model Emily Ratajkowski serves as a reference point. The fragile figure of a girl is also considered a reference.
Since 2015, non-standard models have come into fashion. Girls like Ashley Graham are becoming symbols of freedom from stereotypes and rigid diets. According to many, it is naturalness and relaxed exercise, combined with a healthy appetite, that can be a new landmark for women.