Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beauty is Shape

Beauty is an ever-changing shape. The ideal figure that women have saught to achieve has been regularly changing throughout history. Women have always taken drastic measures to be perceived as beautiful in the eyes of their societies. This has always been fascinating, but the practices of the past were even more amazing in how incredibly severe they were. Just thinking about some of them is wince-inducing. These make me feel grateful that all we have to do today to feel flawless is squeeze into a soft, flexible, and glamorous piece of shapewear to look smooth and beautiful.
The different images of beauty that have existed and the methods women would commonly use to alter their shape in the name of fashion can be read on Fashion Era if you're interested in knowing more about it. Beauty is really quite the dangerous thing.

"Fashion is a shape, a changing shape. That shape is mainly formed and controlled by some device which affects part of the body's natural outline. What is considered beautiful in the eyes of one race may be thought horrific in another. Beauty then is in the eye of the beholder, and for centuries beauty has been shape."

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