The woman reveals what her body would look like if she had the ‘perfect’ figure of the past seven decades
A body confidence writer has revealed what her figure would look like if she had the ‘perfect’ figure of the past seven decades.
From the 1950s, Alex Light, 31, from London, used the Facetune application on her cell phone to transform herself and emphasize that ‘ideal’ body types are fleeting and unrealistic.
The beauty worker, who edited the same straight-on and profile photo of himself every time and split the results Instagram, led to a conversation about how people tend to view their self-image according to trends.
Alex told how she came up with the idea while reading an article about the dangers of Brazilian bum lifts.
Alex Light, 31, from London, decided to date her body in several decades. She started with the hourglass figure of the fifties
Alex then changed her body to match the popular ‘thin’ and ‘willow-like’ figure that became popular in the 1960s and 1970s
In the 1980s Alex found the fame of the model that Elle MacPherson gave to the longer, tight and athletic body
She said: ‘They are so dangerous and people go to great lengths to get a figure that is unrealistic and it is just a standard for the moment.
“So I read this article and I think it’s crazy because, think of the standard of beauty back 10 years ago and 20 years ago. They are all at odds with each other and it is crazy and we seem to follow each of these trends blindly.
“So I thought it would be good to emphasize that what may be in the trend right now will not be in fashion in 10 years, so just be who you are instead of following a trend – especially if it’s dangerous consequences. ”
Alex tended to discover that the ‘ideal’ body revolved around who was in the spotlight at the time.
In the fifties, the ever-growing popularity of Marilyn Monroe led to the hourglass figure, while the ‘thin’ and ‘petite’ image of Twiggy and Farah Fawcett was made in the sixties and seventies.
In the 1990s, Alex discovered that women were trying to change their bodies to fit a more thin and feminine ideal
From the year 2000, women tried to achieve the ‘healthy’ washboard abs and tanned look
In the 1980s, the athletic look of models such as Elle MacPherson was in vogue, followed by “heroin chic” in the 1990s, of which Alex called the “thinnest female ideal in history.”
In the early 90s it returned to washboard abs, this time with a thigh slit and large breasts, followed by the Kim Kardashian-like ‘bootylicious’ hourglass figure of the 2010.
Alex finished with 2020, in which she shared the raw photos of her body as it is, and said that she felt better about her own image after the project.
In 2010, Kim Kardashian’s growing popularity led to the larger back and an exaggerated hourglass figure
She said: ‘I actually felt better about myself because I thought it had absolutely nothing to do with us or our body or what our body lacks or which standard they don’t meet, it has to do with a distorted perception of perfection that actually changes.
“It’s like a fleeting ideal and it changes and transforms, and we can never live up to all those ideals, so why not just be who we are?”
Speaking of the pressure young girls are now feeling to conform to an ideal body type, Alex added: “With social media, we now have so much more access to plastic surgery.
‘I think that with Instagram, unfortunately, people don’t even change their bodies through plastic surgery, but they change through Photoshop and edit apps that are very easy to use.
Alex (depicted as himself in 2020) said that young girls felt they had to live up to a certain ideal that was unrealistic
“It is creating and sustaining this ideal that young girls feel they have to live up to, and that is why they go to great lengths to do this. I think that we as human beings are wired to want to fit and to fit the norm. ”
Alex now hopes to continue spreading her message about body self-confidence and the dangers that social pressure and dietary culture have for young women.
She added: ‘I would say that you are absolutely fine. There is no need to change anything, trends will come and go and we believe that when we meet this ideal, that perfection, we are a gong to be happy, but that is not where happiness comes from.
“It comes from building a satisfying life – that’s where real satisfaction lies, and looking in a certain way won’t be your legacy, so don’t spend your time and energy on it.”