The ideal of beauty in different peoples is very different.
The ideals of beauty have changed more than once, and it’s hard not to notice – quite recently, many girls starved themselves with diets to literally glow with thinness, and later began to actively work to gain muscle mass and become more embossed.
The concept of “ideal appearance” is now very vague, because a lot of information is spreading through the Internet, people catch new trends and pay more attention not to fashion, but to forming an individual style.
Meanwhile, experts in the field of beauty have found a type that is called the ideal of beauty of the 21st century.
Who is the standard of beauty
According to experts, the appearance that fits the noble face type will be considered ideal for a long time to come (translated from English, “noble” means majestic, and face – “face”).
People with this type are natural – that is, their appearance has not been changed by plastic surgeons. The noble face type can be recognized by noble facial features, expressive eyes, high forehead, harmonious nose and natural lips.
It is noteworthy that the current ideal of beauty is not only the outer shell. For a person to be truly beautiful, he must also be endowed with intelligence. It is the presence of an extraordinary mind that helps girls realize their natural beauty, emphasize it and be proud of it.
It is worth noting that the external ideal of beauty 2022 has already been determined by the online magazine Nubia. Journalists conducted a global poll for 5 months – more than one million votes from 116 states were counted. According to a survey, the most beautiful woman in the world this year was recognized as a South Korean actress and singer – 27-year-old Kim Jisoo.
The ideal of beauty in different eras
In ancient Greece (3rd millennium BC – 600 AD) and in ancient Rome (753 BC – 476), the beauty of the body was appreciated. In Antiquity, a proportional and symmetrical body was considered beautiful, they did not hesitate to flaunt it in all its glory. The ancient Greeks valued red-haired women, as well as the fair sex with white arms and wide hips.
In Europe in the Middle Ages (500 – 1500 years), the canons of beauty were dictated by the church for a long time, so it was not customary to show the charms of the body. The soul was in the first place, and the body was considered just its container. At that time, women were considered beautiful, who had almost no waist and had small breasts. It is worth noting that red-haired women were often called witches.
Men looked intently at the woman’s skin, if it was clean – it was believed that the woman did not suffer from some kind of infection and would be able to give birth to healthy children.
The concept of beauty in China was very different. In the Celestial Empire, it was considered ugly if the girls had big legs. The girls’ feet were broken and their legs were bandaged. As a result of the injury, the feet did not grow. This custom was popular in China from the beginning of the 10th to the beginning of the 20th century.
At the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Modern Age (lasted until the beginning of the 20th century), a cultural and philosophical movement developed, which was based on the heritage of antiquity and the ideals of humanism – it was called the Renaissance (Renaissance).
During the Renaissance in Europe, healthy people who had a slightly noticeable belly and sloping shoulders were considered beautiful. At that time, sunburn was considered a sign of ignoble origin, so the girls tried to hide from the Sun.
Later – by the 17th century, puffy girls were called beautiful. It is noteworthy that cellulite was one of the signs of beauty. It was believed that he testifies to a well-fed life.
In the 18th century, youth, a thin waist and a small leg began to be honored in Europe – ladies began to use rouge, shoes with curved heels and corsets. Being natural at that time was unfashionable. Later, ladies briefly abandoned corsets.
In the 19th century, it was fashionable again to enclose your waist in a corset. It was also considered beautiful if the girl’s shoulders were bare in the outfit, and curls of hair were curled near the temples.
At the beginning of the 20th century, girls with expressive hips, a thin waist and a magnificent bust were considered beautiful.
In the East, the ideals of beauty are different from those familiar to Europeans. Chinese women consider the most beautiful oval-shaped face, which has a smooth chin line.
Asian peoples are more inherent in a round face shape, but Chinese women do not give up and try to achieve their ideal by various methods.
In South Korea, slender and tall people with a small, oval V-shaped face, large eyes and fair skin are considered beautiful.
In Japan, short women with small breasts and thin arms are considered ideal. Since ancient times, fair skin has also been considered one of the signs of beauty in the country. The Japanese also like people with big eyes.
Concepts of beauty often changed, but it is worth paying attention to one fact – stoop was not in vogue. A beautiful posture has always adorned and adorns a person, as well as a high intellectual level, kindness and the ability to sincerely sympathize with others.