Can we stop treating our bodies like fast fashion trends?
@blogilates So can we stop treating our bodies like fast fashion k thx #beautystandard ♬ Blade Runner 2049 – Synthwave Goose

I saw a pic of Khloe Kardashian recently and wow does she look different. I mean, she looks incredible, but people are claiming she removed her butt implants! Which made me think…uh oh…it’s time for a shift in the female beauty standard 🙄 Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the headlines to confirm this might actually be happening. So… let’s talk about body trends.

Body trends are nothing new.

Let’s revisit this experiment that I originally published in 2018:

What I would look like if I followed body trends and had the “perfect body” throughout history.

2018-2020s

Small waist, big butts, wide hips, thicc thighs, tiny waists, and full lips are in! There is a huge surge in plastic surgery for butt implants thanks to the rise of Instagram booty models. Even cosmetic surgery doctors have become IG-famous for reshaping women.

2010s

All I remember is someone asking me for a thigh gap workout on Tumblr. I didn’t even know what that was. Then…the thigh gap became a full fledged obsession for girls all across the internet.

2000s

Big boobs and flat stomachs are in for this body trend. Breast augmentation is the highest performed cosmetic surgery in the United States in this era. 👙 It’s the age of the Victoria’s Secret Angel.

1990s

THIN IS IN. Having angular bone structure, looking emaciated, and being super skinny is what’s dominating the runways and the magazine covers. This body trend was called “heroin chic” (cringe).

1950s

The hourglass shape is in. ⏳ Elizabeth Taylor‘s 36-21-36 measurements are the ideal. Marilyn Monroe’s soft voluptuousness is lusted after. Women are advertised weight gaining pills to fill themselves out. Playboy magazine and Barbie are created in this decade.

1920s

Appearing boyish, androgynous and youthful, with minimal breasts, and a straight figure is in! Women are hiding their curves, and are doing so by binding their chests with strips of cloth to create that straight figure suitable for flapper dresses.

1400s-1700s

The Italian Renaissance – Looking full with a rounded stomach, large hips, and an ample bosom is in. Being well fed is a sign of wealth and status. Only the poor are thin.

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And here we are in 2022. Is the body trend shifting again?

An article in the New York Post claims that big butts and curves are “out,” and heroin chic is back. In the center of the cover photo is Kate Moss during the 90’s.

Social media went CRAZY seeing this post, because helloooo none of us want to return to this body trend, right?! In the 90’s, it was the root of eating disorders and trauma that some of us are STILL dealing with.

Trends are powerful and they’re dangerous. Our bodies were meant to be different! It should be a beautiful thing…not a source of insecurity. Trying to force ourselves to look like someone else because we’re told it’s “on trend” isn’t it.

I refuse to go back to the “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” life. And I can’t believe after all these years of body trends, we’re cycling right back. We know better!

Can we finally stop treating female bodies like fast fashion? It’s time.

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