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Beautiful Body Shapes Throughout History

The Most Beautiful Body Types Throughout History Will Inspire You

Even if you've never taken an art history class in your life, you know that a Rubenesque figure was the beauty standard in centuries past, and while bootylicious bodies may be on trend now, boyish shapes were in just a few short years ago. From fad diets to plastic surgery, who can keep up with being the "right" size? BuzzFeed Video put together a completely mesmerizing video showcasing trends in body types from 1292 B.C. (seriously!) up to modern day, proving every shape from plus-size to double-zeros has been desirable throughout history — and all are beautiful. Watch the video and see for yourself.

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