Thousands of years ago, sculptures and artworks portrayed curvaceous, thickset silhouettes. More recently, in the late 20th century, thin, waif-like models filled the pages of fashion magazines. Now, shapely backsides are celebrated with “likes” on social media. How does the perfect female body should look like? It’s a question that has not been answered yet.
In ancient Greece, the goddess of sexual love and beauty known as Aphrodite was often portrayed with curves.
Artists continued to portray the “ideal” woman as curvy and voluptuous all the way through to the 17th and 18th centuries.
For instance, early tarot decks depict the Empress — an idealized feminine figure — in long, flowing attire that conceals a strong, curvaceous build.