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This video shows there really isn't one 'ideal' body shape

Love your unique self.

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FROM CURVY HIPS to thin waists, and buxom breasts to flat chests, the ‘ideal’ female body shape has differed in many ways over the years.

This Buzzfeed video zooms through 3,000 years of history to show us how different societies’ views of the ‘ideal’ or desired shape has changed. Suffice to say, it’s an eye-opening watch.

ancient greece body

While some societies favourited ample curves, the trend for the 20s and 90s, in Western societies anyway, was to aim for a female body that was lithe and curve-free.

We’re not all built the same, so it’s not as though everyone during those eras looked the exact same. But these ‘ideals’ show how perfection can mean different things at different times.

Plus, can there be an ‘ideal’ body shape when everyone is built differently, particularly when that ‘perfect ideal’ keeps changing?

What do you make of the video?

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