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Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History

A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time.

This video shows over 3,000 years of women's ideal body types as determined by their societies' standard of beauty.

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Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 - 1069 B.C.)

Ancient Greece (c. 500 - 300 B.C.)

Han Dynasty (c. 206 B.C. - 220 A.D.)

Italian Renaissance (c. 1400 - 1700)

Victorian England (c. 1837 - 1901)

Roaring Twenties (c. 1920s)

Golden Age Of Hollywood (c. 1930s - 1950s)

Swinging Sixties (c. 1960s)

Supermodel Era (c. 1980s)

Heroin Chic (c. 1990s)

Postmodern Beauty (c. 2000s - Today)

Do standards of beauty stand the test of time?