“Beauty has no size, no skin tone, no hair colour, no eye colour, no facial features, no muscle definition… For we are all uniquely beautiful, and the standards are unreal.” – Anonymous
Beauty is one of those social norms that shouldn’t even be a standard, and yet, here we are. Every ten years, a new idea becomes popular, and everyone tries to catch up with what’s thought to be the best.
During Marilyn Monroe’s rule in the 1950s, blonde hair and fair skin were in style. Almost no one cared what kind of body you had. If you meet the main requirements, you’d have to jump through a lot of hoops. In the 1960s, people loved women who looked like they were still in high school.
In the 1980s, women with toned arms and rounded bodies were all the rage. In the 1990s, women were expected to be very thin and have clear skin.
Since 2000, doctors (of all people) have said that a beautiful woman must have big br*asts, a big bu*t, a flat stomach, a thin waist, a gap between her thighs, and perfect skin. When you think of Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner, it doesn’t seem to matter how they got their beautiful bodies.
Even though big bu*ts and b**bs are the latest trend, fashion companies and modelling agencies have kept the standards from the 1990s. They still want women who are very thin, tall, and have well-defined face features.
Think Olga Sherer, Kim Noorda, and Kaia Gerber. So many women have put themselves through some of the worst kinds of pain to get to this ultra-thin body size, but luckily, strong calls are being made for a review of these standards.
She had big bre*sts, a skinny waist, and big hips. Even though the ideas are similar, science has a clearer picture of what an ideal woman should look like.
Researchers at the University of Texas say that the ideal body for a woman in the 21st century is one that fits the standards of the 2000s. The perfect woman is 1.68 metres tall and has a 99 cm bust, 63 cm waist, and 91 cm hips. That’s also 5’5″ tall, with a 38.9-inch bust, a 24.8-inch waist, and 35.8-inch hips.
Do you have someone in mind who has these numbers right now? Think about Kelly Brooks.
Kelly Ann Parsons is an English model, actress, and media figure who goes by the name Kelly Brooks on the job. Kelly is exactly what the scientists said she was, and she has made huge waves in the fashion and modelling businesses over time.
The 40-year-old is a style icon all over the world. In 2005, FHM named her the sexiest woman living, and she has been modelling since she was 16 years old.
Kelly’s job as a model wasn’t always a smooth ride. She was sometimes turned down by agencies because they thought she was “too fat.” They always looked for the thinnest women they could find, and Kelly didn’t fit the bill. Kelly is the poster girl for perfection, according to science, and she still has a successful job thanks to ads she does for big companies.
Why is the 99-63-91 standard so important?
Several old and new studies have shown that most men are more drawn to women with more curves. This is because men unconsciously associate young curves with being able to have children.
The ability to have children is a big part of what makes someone beautiful. Because of this, the most attractive women are those who look like they would be good mothers. The phrase “childbearing hips” comes from this.
With a height of 1.68 m, the 99-63-91 form has what are called “fertile and youthful” traits. In truth, a woman’s level of fertility is determined by a number of things, and her body type only plays a small role. No matter what size a woman is, she could have problems getting pregnant.
However, fat has been linked to infertility, miscarriages, and problems during pregnancy in women. The experts might be on to something, but beauty will always be very subjective and based on what each person thinks is beautiful.
Find out the truth about the best body type for modelling.
Jennifer Lee, a fashion expert who worked with Chanel’s top designer, the late Karl Lagerfeld, says that models are picked only based on the clothes they will show off.
Modelling and fashion aren’t really interested in what people think is beautiful. Most of the time, thin women are chosen because they are less likely to draw attention away from the clothes. Ms. Lee says that if larger women were hired to show off clothes and sell accessories, people would be more interested in their bodies than the things they were selling.
In conclusion, everyone is beautiful, and we should all try to be people who don’t adapt to unrealistic beauty standards made by people. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone had the same body type, skin colour, hair colour, and even facial traits. It would be a very dull place with no interesting things to do.
This means that everyone’s body type is important, and women can hold their heads high and love themselves to pieces because we are all beautiful in our own way.
“The history of the ‘ideal’ woman and where that has left us” CNN, March 9, 2018, Jacqueline Howard.
“Women Strip Down to Their Underwear to Protest Outside Victoria’s Secret Store in London.” People. Maura Hohman. December 7, 2018
“A curvy body is like a d*ug to men.” NCBI. Charles Q. Choi and Jeraldine P. 10 Février 2010
“Obesity as a disruptor of female fertility” Reprod Biol Endocrinol. Erica Silvestris, Giovanni de Pergola, Raffaele Rosania, and Giuseppe Loverro (2018)