Anyone can tell you that fashion trends come and go. There are times when it does not even take a year before something fades into obscurity! Pinterest boards can hardly keep up with the ebb and flow of the fashion industry. But garments are not the only things that seem to fluctuate in terms of popularity. It feels like the female body also goes through trends and fads. Over the years, magazines show us what is considered hot and not. There is often a famous female celebrity who is deemed to be the epitome of beauty in that era. Let us go back in time to see how the “ideal” body type of women has changed over the course of a century.
The Gibson Girl Of The ’10s
In the past, it was too costly to publish photos on the pages of magazines. Back then, companies would hire illustrators to bring their point across. Charles Gibson was a particularly famous women’s magazine illustrator. The artist created the piece that you are looking at! He depicted wealthy women wearing tight corsets that gave them an hourglass figure and a ramrod-straight posture.