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See How the Shape of the ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over the Last 100 Years

Over the last 100 years, the women we consider to be sex symbols have had a huge variety of body shapes. Check out this decade-by-decade description of what people considered to be a “hot body,”

Beginning with the 1910s Gibson Girl ideal inspired by the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson

Perfect Body Changed 100 Years

Camille Clifford

By 1920, the flapper girl was well in fashion and a trim figure was all the rage

Perfect Body Changed 100 Years

Alice Joyce

Hemlines fell in 1930 and curves seeped their way back into fashion

Perfect Body Changed 100 Years

Jean Harlow

With their men off fighting, fashion changed in the Forties and the curvy feminine look to cheer returning heroes became the order of the day

Perfect Body Changed 100 Years

In the Fifties, weight-gain tablets were promoted in magazines to help women fill out their curves

Perfect Body Changed 100 Years

Elizabeth Taylor