What might our social ideal of beauty in 50 years?
July 23, 2011 10:03pm CST
In the Stone Age, the ideal of beauty was ample, in Rubens times also, in the Renaissance forms and cozy with female in 1880 and slightly plump. The ideal was not always thin and androgynous, which has only existed for Twiggy, in the 20s only was the beauty ideal androgynous slim and light, after the war might be the female form, in the 60, he was years ago a woman like Marilyn Monroe with a dress size 42 is not too thick and since Twiggy, our ideal of beauty has evolved towards a sexless anorexia model. (I have a report on the changing ideals of beauty) What is our common ideal of beauty in 50 years?
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24 Jul 11
I think beauty is not only in physical look of a woman. Beauty should also be looked at from the character of a woman. Some woman look beautiful but they have bad character and they are not wife material. To address your question on the common ideal of beauty in 50 years. I think beauty has changed from what it was. In the past, Nigerian men like fat women and fatness symbolizes good health, wealth etc but many Nigerian men are turning away from that concept. They now prefer slim women. I also think many Nigerian men also want an educated woman with a good job including a good character. So I think beauty is more than the physical look it also means what a lady has to offer from the inside and from the outside. Many Nigerian men are looking for very successful lady to get married to.
25 Jul 11
Hello Naija my friend, I must be honest to hope that the concept is not much different now. I prefer the classic look. And the important point that I get from your comments is beauty is not only seen from the appearance of the body. It was a blow to the lovers of fashion maniacs who are willing to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars just to make a good nose. Have a nice day my friend, and greetings to your friends in Nigeria.
24 Jul 11
Well in 50 years I hopefully am sure that it won't be super boney bodies that would be the trend. To me the ideal of beauty is rather more culturally influenced than whats in the mainstream so however advanced the future might be there would still be different traditional ideals like most Asian culture idealizes porcelain skin while Western countries think a tanned and dark skin is highly preferred. But just to give my two cents on this I probably would guess that the whole alien look would suffice the huge slanted eyes with a small face type. I think bodies which are slim, with smooth curves and long disproportional limbs would be all the rage in an highly technological driven future.
24 Jul 11
Televising I've seen people that are all re-measured, she has become wider and thicker. will therefore be the ideal beauty also change or they can not sell their fashion. rich will be announced and the fashion of the 20s, 30 years old, for many women and sack-shaped, for all men and far less, perhaps the knickebocker come back and the junker style
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24 Jul 11
Slightly plump was desired in 1880? Sorry but I have to disagree with that one - the extreme hour glass figure was the ideal in the 19th century (think about the essential women's undergarment of the day: the tight corset). Anyway, I can't really make a prediction of what the beauty standard will be in 50 years. That is a long time away and anything could happen. In our world today, no one can predict which trend will be next. We don't know if it will be totally new or a revival of an older trend. What we do know is it will probably be crazy. Perhaps the ideal will be green hair and rainbow eyes (via contacts). Maybe the ideal with be a straight as rail, or maybe the hourglass waist will experience a revival. For men, the bodybuilder's massive look might come into style. It could go in any direction in any way. I just hope that whatever the beauty trend then is, that it will be healthy. The six inch heels that are high fashion for women today are not healthy for the foot. The extreme slenderness for both genders is obviously NOT healthy - just look at what anorexia does to a person! As the saying goes, fashion is painful. I just hope the fashions of the future are healthy.
25 Jul 11
Ok, I agree with you, fashion is painful. Or maybe what I have experienced that just want to get a beautiful body is a costly and painful. Indeed I agree with you, nothing will be able to make predictions of the fashion trends in the next 50 years. It is not a short time. But I hope all tailored to the health of the body.
24 Jul 11
Chubby women were considered as ideal of beauty, wealth was a certain body but also a characteristic of wealth. Today, there are sports and, unfortunately, often too-thin women, because these days, a thin figure (she enjoys sports and can afford healthy food), a certain complexion (she has money to go on vacation or spending money on an umbrella, depending on whether tanned noble or pallor), and certain clothes (prosperity, good figure, seen in clothes made ??of more expensive or better?) at the top of the rankings are. Since we are in the age of electronic media are, I would say that in 50 years is considered ideal, who has a healthy complexion and even skin pigmentation, as a sign that this man is not the constant stream has succumbed, which takes place only indoors . The modern man goes out after the 2050s, feeding the ducks in the pond, playing with the dog, sitting in the sun on a bench and talking to strangers. He is almost a last avant-garde, so to speak;-)