Beauty Tips: How Beauty Really Started

Let us look back in ancient history and relive the world’s ever changing view towards the human aesthetics.

1.     Renaissance Era
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Thin was never in during the 1400s to the early 16th century. Through the pages of your old history book, you will most likely see full figured women on famous paintings. If thin-stick models are the ones shone in runway today, curvaceous, fair-skinned women were muses of world-renowned painters in this era. One painter who loves his ladies with some meat in them is Italian painter Titian.
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2.     Victorian Era: From 1837 to 1901This was a painful period for women to be attractive because it was all about having the small waistline. Corsets and layered petticoats were made popular to emphasize a skinny waist and a large derrière. Their skirts would have hoops and bustles to create an illusion of having a big butt.

3.     Late 19th century
This period was all about the recognition of a woman’s curves. Her breasts are highlighted but with no sight of a cleavage. Her waist was cinched and ankles were shown.


4.     1920s
Women were told to play games, involve in dance classes and even exercise thus, the boyish frame emerged. Some would even bind their chest for a flatter, slimmer silhouette.Make-up choices were bold to emphasize the eyes and the lips.



5.     1940-1950s
“Femininity” best describes beauty during these two decades. Women were back to embracing their curves but with a healthier, more body conscious point of view. The hourglass figure was then popularized (look at the ad below). Hair was starting to be a girl’s crowning glory and was beautified through waves and curls.
6.     1960s
The slim, rail thin look was in. No more corsets and pointed bras because the body was, based on historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg, “becomes something for you to control from the inside, through diet and exercise, instead of exterior control through the corset.


7.     1970-1980sBeing women were weight conscious and made to appear toned. As for hair and makeup, the line “a little goes a long way” was never correct because everything should be over the top.


8.     1990sThis decade introduced the “grunge” or the unkempt look and being thin was still in.


9.     2000s - present
Now, beauty is based on self-expression and freedom, and can be achieved in an instant. If women wanted to have fuller chests, they’d undergo plastic surgery. To look young, women either eat right and exercise or they get Botox for immediate results.
[sources: stylecaster.com and news.discovery.com]

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