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.
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Savannah Winters (Ancient Egypt) @itssavannahwinters
Sarah Portillo (Ancient Greece) @nocturnal_wonder / @Nocturnal_1der
Hannah Jun (Han Dynasty) @hannahEjun
Ryn Higgins (Italian Renaissance) @rynhiggs
Alyssa Noelle (Victorian England) @msalyssanoelle
Anna Halberg (Roaring Twenties) @AnnaHalberg
Sierra Santana (Golden Age Of Hollywood) @vivalasantana
Mackenzie Stith (Swinging Sixties) Vine - MackenzieStith
Laura James (Supermodel Era) @lauraellenjames
Courtney Soldan-Els (Heroin Chic) @courtneywasall
Sydney Ladd (Postmodern Beauty) @sydneyladd
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  • Pharoahs were north African and she is not ancient Egyptian at all

    mohamed elmetwallimohamed elmetwalliVor 9 Stunden
  • Who thought white font on white background was a good idea?

    Plot Twist After CreditsPlot Twist After CreditsVor 18 Stunden
  • them: *small feet* me: *size 13 nikes... men's, size 13 nikes*

    《《 That one youtuber 》》《《 That one youtuber 》》Vor 2 Tage
  • These dishwashers seem to fluctuate a lot. Meh, as long as it gets quieter

    BlancoBlancoVor 2 Tage
  • Totally inaccurate.

    xxaleenazxxxxaleenazxxVor 3 Tage
  • Well looks like we are due for another fatty craze

  • Now do a video on how relationships have changed. I bet it's more interesting.

    Lo7q7le7guste7mrtfLo7q7le7guste7mrtfVor 3 Tage
  • Notice they gave no facts, data, time frame, or reasons.

    Adam Swiggity Swooty _MAGA!Adam Swiggity Swooty _MAGA!Vor 4 Tage
  • 60,s and 90,s. Shapes are the hot ones in my book

    Metalhead of NorwayMetalhead of NorwayVor 4 Tage
  • Today's reality is the most saddening one...and it's sad to know that how a woman's figure has been looked/objectified every decade!

    Its_ashIts_ashVor 5 Tage
  • Remember everybody your body type doesn't define you.

    SavedForARainyDaySavedForARainyDayVor 5 Tage
  • 1920 The best

    MOD-MAJMOD-MAJVor 6 Tage
  • “All these racks give me a boner”

    Ga flippers OfficialGa flippers OfficialVor 6 Tage
  • My self confidence just shot up for no reason...any explanation?

    Mariella 123Mariella 123Vor 6 Tage
  • i really miss THIS buzzfeed videos

    Sora7414Sora7414Vor 6 Tage
  • buzzfeed should stick to doing more things like this tbh. i'm here for it.

    duhduhVor 7 Tage
  • ok but like go off

    duhduhVor 7 Tage
  • Take me back to ancient Egypt.

    Zx 10rZx 10rVor 7 Tage
  • 1980s body is best

    Errol Flynn's Swashbuckling RevengeErrol Flynn's Swashbuckling RevengeVor 7 Tage
  • "Women regularly get plastic surgery to achieve their desired look" Wrong in most part and thats a vague generalization... Women also worksout to get their desired body and f*** shortcuts

    BlueTaiga X17BlueTaiga X17Vor 8 Tage
  • Bruh stop tryna summon herobrine girls

    iCarlysmomiCarlysmomVor 8 Tage
  • well at least they didn't show lena dunham.

    dev0n jamesdev0n jamesVor 9 Tage

    moonstarmoonstarVor 9 Tage
  • Any sensible man with a functional libido would smash them all if they could.

    Logorrheic ___Logorrheic ___Vor 9 Tage
  • Sadly only supermodel era fits me , because I also have small boobs lul

    - Crepuscul-- Crepuscul-Vor 9 Tage
  • I never truly understood the beauty of a thigh gap...

    Everything MadiEverything MadiVor 9 Tage
  • Why were they all summoning demons throughout the video???

    1K subs with no videos?1K subs with no videos?Vor 10 Tage
  • Musta been hard in the 1960s & 1990’s ffs

    Megan XoMegan XoVor 10 Tage
  • Wasnt there one for guys?

    Nathan GamingNathan GamingVor 10 Tage
  • Is this some kind of sex party 😂👀👀😋

    Tamina MondalTamina MondalVor 11 Tage
  • this is super inaccurate. in the victorian era women wanted to look frail and sickly, because men found it attractive. they wanted to be susceptible to contracting tuberculosis because frail, unhealthy people were more at risk for getting it.

    Priyanka DuraiPriyanka DuraiVor 11 Tage
  • Girl at the end bending her leg to create an was lolll

    Roisin DubhRoisin DubhVor 11 Tage
  • Not to sound rude or offensive but I don't care about how a woman looks or how her body looks, but I don't want to date overweight women, not because I don't like them, not all women are bad, there are some who are good, just because it will be a little hard. I know this sounds offensive and hateful to some people but it's not intended to offend anyone. Everyone has a different sense of style, figure, taste etc. and that I'm okay with. Just be okay with yourself and don't let anyone make fun of you, just don't grow overweight, there are health risks for that.

    Ant ErichAnt ErichVor 12 Tage
  • 2020

    Norman ValdorNorman ValdorVor 12 Tage
  • I like roaring twenties and modern :)

  • another fakenews network video

    Stefan BStefan BVor 14 Tage
  • Ancient Italy and Greece wants them them thicc Ancient England wants them T H I C K

    chuuteachuuteaVor 14 Tage
  • Wildly Inaccurate. This video.

    Ric SumptonRic SumptonVor 15 Tage
  • The white text tho

    MrHyperVenom18MrHyperVenom18Vor 15 Tage
  • what a bollocks

    mdm visionmdm visionVor 15 Tage
  • Lol They tryna be cut They tryna be cut They want to be jubilee But they can’t cause they buzzfeed - sir Cartier

    Tim 14Tim 14Vor 16 Tage
  • WTF did I just watch.

    Nick T.Nick T.Vor 16 Tage
  • So great, now I know i was never considered attractive

    Emma MalloryEmma MalloryVor 17 Tage
  • 2018-2020 : THICC

    Steam BoarSteam BoarVor 17 Tage
  • I'm likely currently the Italian Renaissance body type, but if I can, I'd like to go down to either Ancient Greece or Golden Age of Hollywood. Don't have much interest in going down more than that.

    Christine LChristine LVor 17 Tage
  • Ideal by who???

    Sulaiman Ben NakhiSulaiman Ben NakhiVor 18 Tage
  • *Ancient Greece body type* You might want to check with Sparta on that

    Fernando CarreiraFernando CarreiraVor 18 Tage
  • This video is weird

    Jeremy BonillaJeremy BonillaVor 18 Tage
  • bad tekstabuk ekal eretz

    God emperor Of mankindGod emperor Of mankindVor 19 Tage
  • my body type was not beautiful at any time in the world, I feel kind of bad

    Barbara ZsvBarbara ZsvVor 19 Tage
  • why did people like fat girls? did they make bacon with them 🤣

    KyZe NickXKyZe NickXVor 20 Tage
  • Damn they thicc

    Soviet UnionSoviet UnionVor 20 Tage
  • I don’t like how they’re referring to the skinny people with words that have negative connotations, like waifish, willowy, calling them “heroic chicks” etc. and the fat women get words with neutral or positive connotations like “curvy” “ample bosom,” etc. Both aren’t good for you.

    Whovian HireathWhovian HireathVor 20 Tage
    • Clare Swanson oh, thanks for letting me know. But my point still stands

      Whovian HireathWhovian HireathVor 18 Tage
    • Whovian Hireath “heroin chic” was the name of the body type trend at the time, buzzfeed didn’t invent that

      Clare SwansonClare SwansonVor 18 Tage
  • Now its just ass on a stick. I miss 2000s...

    Krkek RkkekxjzKrkek RkkekxjzVor 21 Tag
  • me: +- 30kg loooooooool Eating disorder

    Cat CitroneCat CitroneVor 21 Tag
  • Aight boutta head to Ancient Greece

    Pitunia223Pitunia223Vor 21 Tag
  • It hits some accurate points, however, it's quite too general in perspective to take this as even a remotely factual picture. The techno/house/EDM music saves this segment from itself. With that said, ideal body types showcased in this three minute segment highlights the following: 1. Western verses Eastern/Orientalism ideals that shifted toward a globalization of beauty standards (hair, face, body) favoring European ideals. Globalization today dictates Western standards over Eastern, period. 2. Social and political attitudes vis-a-vis the role of women, i.e waves of feminism, nationally and abroad that shifted the perceptions of women, in relation to men. 3. Mass communication, advertising, marketing- ties as major factors that attempts to influence and conform the everyday woman, in relation to the 'other'. Make your own body happen- through surgery, exercise, diet, and/or a combination to be comfortable in your own skin. Or not.

    Myra IdaMyra IdaVor 22 Tage
  • Very inaccurate. Skips decades. Boo

    FauxyFurr Vintage + HandmadeFauxyFurr Vintage + HandmadeVor 22 Tage
  • Why 50's called golden age of hollywood ? What i know is, hollywood started to play around the world in 90's. And when in superhero era its become even more wild. Its literally just money sucking machine.

    Arif IgoArif IgoVor 22 Tage
  • wow so i'm only "beautiful" in the roaring 20's ok then

    Ali makes noice roblox videosAli makes noice roblox videosVor 23 Tage
  • Description for Han Dynasty, women's body type, read like a description of almost every disney princess.

    Space CaptainSpace CaptainVor 23 Tage
  • Me over here waiting for 2020

    Sarah LopezSarah LopezVor 23 Tage
  • Wer denkt sich solchen Unsinn aus? Das wohl mehr Wunschdenken irgendwelcher Künstler.

    Evangelische Berliner Schriften-MissionEvangelische Berliner Schriften-MissionVor 23 Tage
  • 80's woman was so hot 🔥

    sakti setiawansakti setiawanVor 23 Tage
  • This video proves that any body type is beautiful:)

    SeNpAI wIlL NeVer NOtIcE yOuSeNpAI wIlL NeVer NOtIcE yOuVor 24 Tage
  • 2050 - Non existent Take that joke however you want to

    Stressed MultifandomStressed MultifandomVor 24 Tage
  • bruh are they saying the 90's girl looks like a heroin addict

    Miles CamdenMiles CamdenVor 24 Tage
  • I have a feeling this got tailored to fit a bit larger sizes for possitivity's sake.

    StainStainVor 24 Tage
  • You idiots stop recording we are trying to summon C u t h u l u

    Jello FlanJello FlanVor 25 Tage
  • I thought everyone in the comments was overhyping how bad the "Golden age of Hollywood" was......Lmfao the comments are right. ps: That model still bad af tho. About to deep dive in her insta 😎

    Vasnic UnderpantsVasnic UnderpantsVor 25 Tage
Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History