A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time. Fascinating!
Far from the idealized image usually presented, photographer Jade Beallhas chosen to show the reality and the effects of pregnancy on the body, in a desire to strengthen the self-esteem of women and celebrate natural beauty and love. Her project, "A Beautiful Body" is a series of very powerful photographs.
What began as physical insecurities and untapped artistic talent is now a unique art form of erotic graphic collages for Giulia, the artist otherwise known as @scientwehst. Growing up, Giulia recalls always being self-conscious of her image, ashamed of her curves and "thickness," until she learned to be appreciative of her body. It's this learned self-confidence that has become the center of Giulia's graphic collages, allowing her to push boundaries regarding sexuality and censorship of the female form. By strategically placing architectural elements onto images of the female body, Giulia is ever so slightly bypassing Instagram's strict censorship rules. Via: Design Your Trust
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,". Via: Mail Online.