Fashion is something that’s expressive and individual, so clothing is a hot-button topic. However, a woman’s ideal body shape and type go in and out of style, as well. In the past 100 years, some looks were considered attractive, but they faded to what you see today. Often, the shifts are subtle, but there have been moments in time when they’re staggering.
Society often dictates a person’s ideal body type, and that’s how celebrities became famous. Is it still like that in today’s modern world? Let’s check out different body shapes and styles throughout the years to see how things change.
The Gibson Girl of the 1910s
Companies often used illustrations to advertise their products in the early 1900s. It was more expensive for magazines to publish photographs. Charles Dana Gibson was a top illustrator at the time, often showing women in corsets and long gowns.
Camille Clifford was one of the proteges for the Gibson Girl persona because she was a beautiful actress and model. All the ladies at the time wanted to mimic her 18-inch waist. However, that required wearing a corset under a long gown!