How Women’s Beauty Standards Have Changed Through The Eras: 3,000 Years In 180 Seconds

Feb 3, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How Women’s Beauty Standards Have Changed Through The Eras: 3,000 Years In 180 Seconds

Feb 3, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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 Over the last few years we have seen the industry going against too skinny, too Photoshopped and just plain too western beauty standards. For me it is always amazing to that the beauty standards that we hold as glorious today are actually pretty short  lived.

The team at Buzzfeed produced a 3 minutes video going all the way from ancient Egypt till nowadays showing how beauty standards have changed. It was not alway about being thin. Actually during the renaissance skinny meant starving and the general concept of beauty was pretty full.

Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.)

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Ancient Greece (c. 500 – 300 B.C.)
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Han Dynasty (c. 206 B.C. – 220 A.D.)
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Italian Renaissance (c. 1400 – 1700)
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Victorian England (c. 1837 – 1901) beauty-through-eras-05

Roaring Twenties (c. 1920s)
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Golden Age Of Hollywood (c. 1930s – 1950s) beauty-through-eras-07

Swinging Sixties (c. 1960s)
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Supermodel Era (c. 1980s) beauty-through-eras-09

Heroin Chic (c. 1990s)
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Postmodern Beauty (c. 2000s – Today)
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P.S. if you find this interesting you may wanna check vidoe about 100 years of different hair and makeup styles in just one minute

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6 responses to “How Women’s Beauty Standards Have Changed Through The Eras: 3,000 Years In 180 Seconds”

  1. David Liang Avatar
    David Liang

    A persons tastes can change as they grow older, over 3000 years I’d be shocked if there was no change.

  2. Stefan Nilsson Avatar
    Stefan Nilsson

    I get the point – people shouldn’t feel bad or obsess over our body because ‘beauty’ changes over time. However, in my view, they fail to accomplish the goal. Several of their models doesn’t come close to what the beauty back then was. Does that look like Monroe or Hepburn? Or do a search for Victorian England fashion and compare.

  3. mzungu Avatar
    mzungu

    So, our idea of what beauty from the past is based on paintings from a few surviving artworks, so in a few decades do they wonder if woman from the 30’s and 40’s all look like Picasso’s “The Weeping Woman”?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Picasso_The_Weeping_Woman_Tate_identifier_T05010_10.jpg

  4. John Elkins Avatar
    John Elkins

    Mind the gap please

  5. Jordan Christopher Avatar
    Jordan Christopher

    I like em all.

  6. jon Avatar
    jon

    This is pathetic.. How narrow mush your mind be…. Shoot, I’m straight and I know this is a ‘failed’ model from the 90sss…..