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Video Shows Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History

It's no secret that women's standards of beauty are constantly changing.

The past year alone has seen Hollywood worship thigh gap, perfect hour glass figures and big butts à la Kim Kardashian while the fashion world continues to idolize thin, homogeneous women—although that's beginning to change.

A new video via BuzzFeed shows just how much the "ideal" female body type—as imposed by their societies' standards of beauty—has changed throughout history, beginning 3,000 years ago during the time of the ancient Egyptians all the way to the 2000s and almost every major era in between.

Check out the video above to see how much the "ideal" female body has changed.

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