Some of our biggest celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, wear waist trainers and corsets because people still desire that hourglass figure. Most people know the dangers of corsets now, so they don’t wear them as often. Still, some people want to look good over everything and don’t care about the extreme health risks. Another example of Elizabethan fashion used today would be the process of building up material for a more “poofy” look. Tutus are used by ballerinas and just anyone who wants to wear it.
The early Victorian corsets had shoulder straps which supported the woman’s bust. But as the era went on these were replaced with more restricted styles. The hourglass figure was the one most desired and so this new shape was much shorter than the old styles. The bodice came up to the middle of the bust line which was then pushed and pulled upwards. The bottom area of the corset had a flared abdomen and hip area.
Her all responsibilities and duties were being consisted by her husband, her children and housework. For example, bearing and nursing children are unchangeable characteristics of woman but raising children and the things that are done within this progress are the duties of both parents. The Woman, again, was seen as a weak, sensitive and emotional figure in the society. She was always ignored
The female body portrayed in Disney movies, highly depends on the socio- cultural believes of how women’s form should look like in the certain period of time (Herbozo et al., 2014). Disney Princesses are representations of Western ideas of a beautiful woman, such as: slim, attractive, and young. The body image of each princess is idealized, where the lead female character has small waits, full bust, and delicate face features (England et al., 2011). For example, because of Cinderella’s small and delicate feet, her identity could have been revealed, and thus this helped her to find the price (Do Rozario, 2004). In the first era, the female beauty was summarized through hair, lips, and being able to sing and dance.
This term is loosely used to describe when young women want to have a physical appearance and lifestyle similar to Barbie. Most women that suffer this syndrome are pre teens and teenagers. Barbie has been a popular toy doll for just about fifty years now and has changed the image of what people see as 'beautiful '. Being a blonde, long legged, thin frame, busty female in this world is not very common. Women can come from many different shapes and sizes and no matter what females should
Dresses were essentially one straight line, giving a tubular silhouette to the woman’s body, with drop waist designs, sleeveless and short hemlines, ranging from mind-calf to just above the knee. 1920s fashion is most associated with the tiered, beaded, fringed 'Charleston ' dress, which gave complete freedom to the women to dance. During the depression years of the 1930 's fashion was driven by the fantasies of Hollywood. Hemlines dropped again to the ankles, and longer dresses were once again in vogue for eveningwear. The waistline rose to the natural waist, and dresses were now made of satin, chiffon, and soft crepe and draped along the body, often with bared
Her roles developed from just the sex object to eventually creating a type, ‘The Girl’ which Marilyn quickly became associated with. The roles that got her noticed by critics where roles playing sexual opportunists. She played Gold Diggers in The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry A Billionaire and in Niagara she played a sexual predator. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she played Lorelei Lee, which became her most famous role of a series that helped define Marilyn’s public persona. In these roles she played a woman who was selling sex, and thus she was figuratively selling sex as an actress.
In a magazine, you would see an edited version of that woman airbrushed, heavy photoshopping in order to sell the product by misleading the young girls making them believe that they need it in order to feel or to be beautiful and advertisers believe that thin models sell products. For almost a century, advertisers have appealed to and or contributed to women's insecurities in hopes of being able to sell them the product. An example of this is in 2009, an Olay ad for its ‘Definity Eye Cream’ showed a former model who was 62 years old, looking wrinkle-free and a whole lot younger than her age after using this Olay beauty product. Turns out the ads were retouched. Digitally altered spots were made in the ad, creating not only a bad misrepresentation of Olay products, but the ad's potentially gave a negative impact on people's body images(Sweney).
Is it JUST a Runway? “From sea to shining sea ”… Beauty pageants are thought to be a sign of skinny, tall, young women… “She reigns over all she sees”… but there’s more to it than swimsuits, flashy dresses, and pounds of hairspray… “She’s beauty and she’s grace…” From my experience, even in high school, women are seen as sex icons and symbols of lust, but women are so much more. Women are using the idea of beauty pageants to express so much more than how they look in a bikini or how well they can answer a question about “world peace”. Pageants are wonderful opportunities for women, of any size, shape, or race. The possibilities are endless for these young girls and women, it gives them the confidence “to shake what their mamma gave them”, it could potentially launch a career in politics, and make them feel empowered in this world of degrading stereotypes.
This was proven by the research which involved 245 girls ages 7 to 9 years old. Many attractive and thin women appear in the soap operas and music clips which results in an even wider exposure of the thin body image to girls who watches these videos. The beauty message provided by the soap operas creates an illusion that one needs to be attractive to be successful and happy. Girls who respond to this might feel pressured into being good-looking to achieve happiness. Therefore, these factors imply how more exposure of these will result in stronger internalisation of the thin ideal as supported by Borzekowski, Robinson and Killen (2000).
Women were now wanting to be an individual wave, making the water more diverse. The new diverse waters brought new fashion, along with film stars. The new fashion was more hip, loose, and revealing. This new fashion era brought a new type of woman(s) - The Flappers. These females were normally between the ages of 15 to 25.