Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History
A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time.
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Hannah Jun (Han Dynasty) @hannahEjun
Ryn Higgins (Italian Renaissance) @rynhiggs
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Courtney Soldan-Els (Heroin Chic) @courtneywasall
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  • mohamed elmetwalli
    mohamed elmetwalli

    Pharoahs were north African and she is not ancient Egyptian at all

  • Plot Twist After Credits
    Plot Twist After Credits

    Who thought white font on white background was a good idea?

  • 《《 That one youtuber 》》
    《《 That one youtuber 》》

    them: *small feet* me: *size 13 nikes... men's, size 13 nikes*

  • Blanco

    These dishwashers seem to fluctuate a lot. Meh, as long as it gets quieter

  • xxaleenazxx

    Totally inaccurate.


    Well looks like we are due for another fatty craze

  • Lo7q7le7guste7mrtf

    Now do a video on how relationships have changed. I bet it's more interesting.

  • Adam Swiggity Swooty _MAGA!
    Adam Swiggity Swooty _MAGA!

    Notice they gave no facts, data, time frame, or reasons.

  • Metalhead of Norway
    Metalhead of Norway

    60,s and 90,s. Shapes are the hot ones in my book

  • Its_ash

    Today's reality is the most saddening one...and it's sad to know that how a woman's figure has been looked/objectified every decade!

  • SavedForARainyDay

    Remember everybody your body type doesn't define you.


    1920 The best

  • Ga flippers Official
    Ga flippers Official

    “All these racks give me a boner”

  • Mariella 123
    Mariella 123

    My self confidence just shot up for no reason...any explanation?

  • Sora7414

    i really miss THIS buzzfeed videos

  • duh

    buzzfeed should stick to doing more things like this tbh. i'm here for it.

  • duh

    ok but like go off

  • Zx 10r
    Zx 10r

    Take me back to ancient Egypt.

  • Errol Flynn's Swashbuckling Revenge
    Errol Flynn's Swashbuckling Revenge

    1980s body is best

  • BlueTaiga X17
    BlueTaiga X17

    "Women regularly get plastic surgery to achieve their desired look" Wrong in most part and thats a vague generalization... Women also worksout to get their desired body and f*** shortcuts

  • iCarlysmom

    Bruh stop tryna summon herobrine girls

  • dev0n james
    dev0n james

    well at least they didn't show lena dunham.

  • moonstar


  • Logorrheic ___
    Logorrheic ___

    Any sensible man with a functional libido would smash them all if they could.

  • - Crepuscul-
    - Crepuscul-

    Sadly only supermodel era fits me , because I also have small boobs lul

  • Everything Madi
    Everything Madi

    I never truly understood the beauty of a thigh gap...

  • 1K subs with no videos?
    1K subs with no videos?

    Why were they all summoning demons throughout the video???

  • Megan Xo
    Megan Xo

    Musta been hard in the 1960s & 1990’s ffs

  • Nathan Gaming
    Nathan Gaming

    Wasnt there one for guys?

  • Tamina Mondal
    Tamina Mondal

    Is this some kind of sex party 😂👀👀😋

  • Priyanka Durai
    Priyanka Durai

    this is super inaccurate. in the victorian era women wanted to look frail and sickly, because men found it attractive. they wanted to be susceptible to contracting tuberculosis because frail, unhealthy people were more at risk for getting it.

  • Roisin Dubh
    Roisin Dubh

    Girl at the end bending her leg to create an was lolll

  • Ant Erich
    Ant Erich

    Not to sound rude or offensive but I don't care about how a woman looks or how her body looks, but I don't want to date overweight women, not because I don't like them, not all women are bad, there are some who are good, just because it will be a little hard. I know this sounds offensive and hateful to some people but it's not intended to offend anyone. Everyone has a different sense of style, figure, taste etc. and that I'm okay with. Just be okay with yourself and don't let anyone make fun of you, just don't grow overweight, there are health risks for that.

  • Norman Valdor
    Norman Valdor



    I like roaring twenties and modern :)

  • Stefan B
    Stefan B

    another fakenews network video

  • chuutea

    Ancient Italy and Greece wants them them thicc Ancient England wants them T H I C K

  • Ric Sumpton
    Ric Sumpton

    Wildly Inaccurate. This video.

  • MrHyperVenom18

    The white text tho

  • mdm vision
    mdm vision

    what a bollocks

  • Tim 14
    Tim 14

    Lol They tryna be cut They tryna be cut They want to be jubilee But they can’t cause they buzzfeed - sir Cartier

  • Nick T.
    Nick T.

    WTF did I just watch.

  • Emma Mallory
    Emma Mallory

    So great, now I know i was never considered attractive

  • Steam Boar
    Steam Boar

    2018-2020 : THICC

  • Christine L
    Christine L

    I'm likely currently the Italian Renaissance body type, but if I can, I'd like to go down to either Ancient Greece or Golden Age of Hollywood. Don't have much interest in going down more than that.

  • Sulaiman Ben Nakhi
    Sulaiman Ben Nakhi

    Ideal by who???

  • Fernando Carreira
    Fernando Carreira

    *Ancient Greece body type* You might want to check with Sparta on that

  • Jeremy Bonilla
    Jeremy Bonilla

    This video is weird

  • God emperor Of mankind
    God emperor Of mankind

    bad tekstabuk ekal eretz

  • Barbara Zsv
    Barbara Zsv

    my body type was not beautiful at any time in the world, I feel kind of bad

  • KyZe NickX
    KyZe NickX

    why did people like fat girls? did they make bacon with them 🤣

  • Soviet Union
    Soviet Union

    Damn they thicc

  • Whovian Hireath
    Whovian Hireath

    I don’t like how they’re referring to the skinny people with words that have negative connotations, like waifish, willowy, calling them “heroic chicks” etc. and the fat women get words with neutral or positive connotations like “curvy” “ample bosom,” etc. Both aren’t good for you.

    • Whovian Hireath
      Whovian Hireath

      Clare Swanson oh, thanks for letting me know. But my point still stands

    • Clare Swanson
      Clare Swanson

      Whovian Hireath “heroin chic” was the name of the body type trend at the time, buzzfeed didn’t invent that

  • Krkek Rkkekxjz
    Krkek Rkkekxjz

    Now its just ass on a stick. I miss 2000s...

  • Cat Citrone
    Cat Citrone

    me: +- 30kg loooooooool Eating disorder

  • Pitunia223

    Aight boutta head to Ancient Greece

  • Myra Ida
    Myra Ida

    It hits some accurate points, however, it's quite too general in perspective to take this as even a remotely factual picture. The techno/house/EDM music saves this segment from itself. With that said, ideal body types showcased in this three minute segment highlights the following: 1. Western verses Eastern/Orientalism ideals that shifted toward a globalization of beauty standards (hair, face, body) favoring European ideals. Globalization today dictates Western standards over Eastern, period. 2. Social and political attitudes vis-a-vis the role of women, i.e waves of feminism, nationally and abroad that shifted the perceptions of women, in relation to men. 3. Mass communication, advertising, marketing- ties as major factors that attempts to influence and conform the everyday woman, in relation to the 'other'. Make your own body happen- through surgery, exercise, diet, and/or a combination to be comfortable in your own skin. Or not.

  • FauxyFurr Vintage + Handmade
    FauxyFurr Vintage + Handmade

    Very inaccurate. Skips decades. Boo

  • Arif Igo
    Arif Igo

    Why 50's called golden age of hollywood ? What i know is, hollywood started to play around the world in 90's. And when in superhero era its become even more wild. Its literally just money sucking machine.

  • Ali makes noice roblox videos
    Ali makes noice roblox videos

    wow so i'm only "beautiful" in the roaring 20's ok then

  • Space Captain
    Space Captain

    Description for Han Dynasty, women's body type, read like a description of almost every disney princess.

  • Sarah Lopez
    Sarah Lopez

    Me over here waiting for 2020

  • Evangelische Berliner Schriften-Mission
    Evangelische Berliner Schriften-Mission

    Wer denkt sich solchen Unsinn aus? Das wohl mehr Wunschdenken irgendwelcher Künstler.

  • sakti setiawan
    sakti setiawan

    80's woman was so hot 🔥

  • SeNpAI wIlL NeVer NOtIcE yOu
    SeNpAI wIlL NeVer NOtIcE yOu

    This video proves that any body type is beautiful:)

  • Stressed Multifandom
    Stressed Multifandom

    2050 - Non existent Take that joke however you want to

  • Miles Camden
    Miles Camden

    bruh are they saying the 90's girl looks like a heroin addict

  • Stain

    I have a feeling this got tailored to fit a bit larger sizes for possitivity's sake.

  • Jello Flan
    Jello Flan

    You idiots stop recording we are trying to summon C u t h u l u

  • Vasnic Underpants
    Vasnic Underpants

    I thought everyone in the comments was overhyping how bad the "Golden age of Hollywood" was......Lmfao the comments are right. ps: That model still bad af tho. About to deep dive in her insta 😎