It’s funny how things change. Last week I came across advertisement in this old magazine published back in 1950s. Apparently women back then had very different beauty concerns than us today. In fact, we wish to have this type of concerns. The advertisement below is not a joke, it’s real. Just look at this!
Skinny wasn’t cool back then. In fact, you had to make an effort or perhaps even buy a product or two to become like this happy girl to the right. Girls were proud of their feminine curves and made no excuse for that.
Cellulite wasn’t a concern either. In fact, cellulite was “invented” as a disease in April 1968 by Vogue, here is cellulite story. Nobody worried about cellulite before, nobody even heard of it before, the term cellulite was virtually unknown and no one even questioned these tiny dimples on the back of female thighs.
Ladies back then didn’t obsess about six-pack either. Here is a photo of Merilyn Monroe in the beginning of 1960s. Most of us would avoid exposing a belly like this but apparently it was good enough for Merilyn Monroe.
Keep in mind Merilyn never had children and died at 36 years old. She must be about 34 in this picture.
Here is more (have no idea how old Merilyn was when taking these shots)…
As you see, a bit of cellulite wasn’t an issue even for sex symbol like Monroe. And it didn’t prevent men fall in love with her either. There were a few suicides too.
I wish to see the tastes change once again. Maybe not exactly to what it was but something more realistic and healthy. In other words, more life and less Photoshop.