06:10 GMT04 April 2020
Listen Live
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    • From Monroe to Kardashian: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout History
    © AP Photo /
    Known for her roles in the films "Miracle on 34th Street" and "West Side Story," American actress of Russian origin Natalie Wood is considered to be an exemplary lady of her generation. In the 1950s, she was a symbol of femininity and a role model for many American women.

    Over the past 60 years, the standards of feminine beauty have changed dramatically, each decade tossing from one extreme fashion to another.

    Compare two ladies from 1957 and from 2017, and you will see that the contrast is obvious. Modern women are generally taller and they opt for ample curves rather than fine "hourglass" figure. An increase in waist size is also significant: it has changed from 70 centimeters to 86 centimeters in the average woman. Foot size has grown in 60 years, too.

    Find out how ideal female body types have changed throughout the decades since the 1950s.

    Tags:
    beauty, women
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook

    More photos