We’re always striving to be the “perfect” woman, but does that woman even exist?
Perhaps the reason why we aspire to become the “ideal woman” is because we feel that beauty is one of the only powers granted to our feminine presence. Our bodies, our natural beauty, our intelligence, and our choices are constantly questioned, abused, and ignored, and so perhaps we compensate by attempting to match what society believes we should be. But how do we rise above this? How do we regain our inner power?
To find the answer, we have to go back to the earliest days of recorded human history. Travel with us from the discovery of an ancient bikini fresco to the "New Look" of Christian Dior in the 1950s to the "no bra, bra" of the 1960s.
As the role of women in history has evolved, so has our lingerie and the shape of the ideal feminine form.