Trends. Society is driven by them. Manufacturers dictate them, and we live by them. We make clothing choices based on what’s “in.” Hairstyles, the vehicles we drive, even the cosmetic treatments that are developed, all revolve around what “they” say it means to be beautiful. The problem is, the perception of beauty changes right along with trends. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look!
- Women in the early 20th Century desired to look like The Gibson Girl, a creation of illustrator Charles Gibson. Although it was much easier to achieve this ideal figure on paper than in real life, that is precisely what women did, squeezing in to overly-tight corsets to get beautiful curves.
- In the 1920, the curvy figure went out of style, replaced by the love of the arrow-straight female form; one that would let the popular flapper style garner all of the attention.
- During the wartime era of the 1940s, fashion reflected strength, rather than the softness of a woman. Shoulders were sharp and cone-shaped brassieres made a point – literally – of drawing attention to a certain part of the body.
- The full-figured hourglass shapes adored in the 1950s were a sharp contrast to the previous decade’s trend, and the hits just kept on coming . . .
- Like women of the 1920s, those who paid attention to trends during the 60s and 70s received a loud and clear message that to be beautiful meant to be stick thin like the famous model Twiggy.
- Fast-forward to 2010, and you see the origins of the current trend of the day – the booty.
True Beauty is about YOU
To be beautiful doesn’t mean to look like everyone else, though media may tell a different story. We think that beauty is inherent; that, even if you need a little help, your facial and body structure are a foundation on which the right features can be accentuated, not altered altogether. You should be what drives the changes in your appearance, not current trends.
Your Englewood, NJ Plastic Surgeon Dr. D’Amico understands the value of timeless beauty, and can connect the dots between current trends and the appearance that will bring out the best in your face or body. To learn more about our services, call 201-567-9595.