It’s not a secret that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Moreover, the perception of beauty has dramatically changed over the course of human history. But has it been for the better or for the worse? Viewing beauty from the standpoint of modern tastes is monkey business because every epoch had its own ideas of what defines beauty. We’ve compiled a timeline of major body type trends starting with Ancient Egypt up to the 2000s. Check out how the standard of female ideal body has dramatically changed over the centuries.
The art of ancient Egypt represents goddesses as slender women with high waists and narrow shoulders. Smokey eyes and long braided hair were also important elements of beauty.