The "ideal body": At some point in history, the perfect one was yours
Proof that the "ideal body" does not actually exist
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With the immense amount of pressure people face in terms of achieving the 'perfect body,' it’s easy to forget that these seemingly concrete standards of beauty are actually anything but.
While diet culture, plastic surgeons, and celebrities are busy trying to convince you that your body is anything less than perfect, they also miss the fact that our ideas of beauty are completely ephemeral, and have changed not only within our own personal timelines, but also massively across the history of humanity.
Intrigued? Click through to see for yourself how women’s 'ideal' body type has changed throughout history.
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