Fashion often changes with different and new clothing options, but the ideal body type can also go in or out of style throughout the years. Over the last century or so, there have been changes as to what people think is most attractive and the best shape.
Sometimes, the shifts are very subtle, but the differences could be staggering between the decades. It’s quite interesting to see how the “best” body type can reflect on how society sees or views women. This is also true for who becomes the next big celebrity. Let’s take a glance at how the female body type has changed in the last 100 years!
Gibson Girl of 1910
During the 1910s, it was expensive to post photos in a magazine. Therefore, many companies hired illustrators to advertise products. Charles Dana Gibson was famous at the time, showing women wearing dresses and corsets to indicate an hourglass figure with a straight posture.
Camille Clifford was a model and actress best known as a famous Gibson Girl illustration model. She had an 18-inch wasp waist, which she achieved by always wearing a tight corset under her long gowns.