Such a different beauty

The beauty of a woman is a magical power that bewitches and subdues men. Beauty is eternal, but its standard is changeable, like fashion. Every era has its own idols, its own role models.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, wide hips and lush breasts were considered especially attractive, but in 1926 the so-called “little black dress”, invented by Coco Chanel, came into vogue. The fashion for the dress influenced the fashion for girls who looked like guys: with short-cropped hair that was combed or fell over the face in waves. A relaxed gait combined with a short skirt is a new standard of beauty, embodied by the actress Greta Garbo.

In the thirties, blue-eyed blondes became fashionable. Hollywood divas wear wavy hair that reaches up to their shoulders, with one strand slightly covering the eye, eyebrows are shaped like a thread. Ruddy cheeks and tanning were also considered fashionable. Actress Marlene Dietrich is the one who stood on the beauty pedestal of that time.

The 40s are famous for their almost ascetic beauty. Fashionistas prefer straight-cut skirts to the knee, hair is hidden under mini-hats, nets or scarves. The image was complemented by feminine makeup: plump lips painted with lipstick, rich red shades and fluffy eyelashes. In the wake of this fashion, the star of Marilyn Monroe flashed – the embodiment of beauty and sexuality of the 50s.

In the mid-50s, the covers of magazines adorn the Italians Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren, the incomparable Elizabeth Taylor and, of course, Brigitte Bardot, the founder of the cult of bikinis and loose mane-like hair.

However, already in the early 60s, everything was changing rapidly: in fashion again a tall, thin girl, reminiscent of a half-age rather than a lady, with a thin waist and small breasts. The embodiment of the standard of beauty of that time was the actress Audrey Hepburn.

Towards the end of this decade, a new figure appears in the fashion world – Twiggy, a supermodel who weighed only 40 kg. Following her, millions of girls began to lose weight to exhaustion, copying the makeup and an extraordinary short haircut of the clear-eyed model.

Unfortunately, mod can be dangerous. So it happened with the image of Twiggy – her exhausted fans one after another ended up in the hospital with a new diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.

In the 70s, bright colors of suits, dresses, shorts became fashionable. Stylish girls no longer wear a neckline, but they bare their legs. The dominant style of dress is the style of the mischievous teenager. Folklore fashion and ethnic jewelry appeared. The beauties of the 70s sought to dress in hippie and military style.

Along with the 80s, women with muscles came to replace the image of a tomboy. Girls are fond of fitness and are gradually gaining weight.

The most coveted beauty of the time was the fit aerobics queen Jen Fonda. It was at this time that the “black panther” Naomi Campbell entered the podium.

The admiration for “strong” women evaporated when a new model appeared in the early 90s – 14-year-old Kate Moss, whose wolf-cub look, angular shoulders and thin waist that could be wrapped around with one hand immediately made her the standard of beauty and style. The girls again “got sick” with the dream of becoming a model, and the covers of magazines were adorned with photographs of Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.

However, this ideal of beauty is no longer relevant today. Now men are driven crazy by Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie – tall, slim, stylish. But at the same time, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, whose appearance is far from the generally accepted ideal, are considered no less attractive. They proved that each of us is beautiful in its own way. The main thing is to remember that you are unique. After all, who knows what the future will bring us?

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