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The Ideal Beauty Standards For Men And Women During The 20th Century


Depending on the decade you live in, ideal man or woman look quite different according to the current beauty standards. For example, while men’s style is mostly focused on clothing, the 20th century beauty trends for women were influenced by the size and shapes of their figures.

As television and film were becoming more and more popular through the century, many Americans started looking up to 20th century beauty icons for fashion cues. Women started imitating Marilyn Monroe and Kate Moss, while men were imitating their favorite bulked-up screen stars.

Watching them with the modern eyes, these fashion trends in the 20th century might look outdated, but remember: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Let’s take a look!

1. The early 1900s championed voluptuous figures and stylish suits


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2. In the 1920’s, curves went out of fashion


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3. Hats were definitely having their moment in the 20’s


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4. 1930’s fashion was all about glam


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5. 40’s fashion highlighted shoulders pads


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6. Women started showing their hourglass curves while men lounged in leisure wear in the 1950’s


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7. An androgynous look in the early 60’s


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8. Hippies breaking all the rules in the late 60’s


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9. Texture and individualism took center stage in the 70’s


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10. Supermodels and super-fit bodies in the 80’s


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11. Thin was in during the 90’s


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