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November 20, 2015

See How the Shape of the ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over the Last 100 Years

Over the last 100 years, the women we consider to be sex symbols have had a huge variety of body shapes. Check out this decade-by-decade description of what people considered to be a “hot body,” via Mail Online.

Beginning with the 1910s Gibson Girl ideal inspired by the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson

By 1920, the flapper girl was well in fashion and a trim figure was all the rage

Hemlines fell in 1930 and curves seeped their way back into fashion

With their men off fighting, fashion changed in the Forties and the curvy feminine look to cheer returning heroes became the order of the day

In the Fifties, weight-gain tablets were promoted in magazines to help women fill out their curves

In the 1960s, dresses shrunk to suit the favoured petite frame as sported by Twiggy

Back came the curves in 1970 - the era of the long, lean dancing queen

By the Eighties, the British woman was on the way to a healthy figure with Elle MacPherson being the ideal

The Nineties was the decade of 'the waif' popularised the 'heroin chic' look seen on Kate Moss

By the Millennium, women strived for an athletic figure like Britney Spears

Today, the Facebook generation look to body icons such as curvy, big bottomed Kim Kardashian

(via Mail Online)

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