Ideal body measurements for women have become smaller over the past century, with more of a focus on toned abs and sculpted legs. Exact measurements are dependant on a woman's height and body shape.Continue Reading
At the turn of the 20th century, tall women with relatively narrow waists and relatively wide chests and hips were seen as ideal. Women could achieve a similar look by wearing corsets and high heels. A curvy, hourglass figure was largely seen as the most attractive body type for the first half of the 1900s.
In the 1960s, a slim-figured model named Twiggy rose to prominence in the English-speaking world, leading the general public to see slender figures as the ideal shape for women. Later, throughout the 1970s and 80s, a more toned, athletic body was favored.Learn more about Fitness & Exercise