It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years
Ideal Female Body Types - Marilyn Monroe - 1950s Sex symbols of the 1950s include Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Betty Page, known for their long legs and busty hourglass figures. Pin-up girls like Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot exuded glamour. "The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up," Monroe once said.
The prize for the most popular piece of pinup art during WWII went to Betty Grable, who posed in a white bathing suit and high heels, looking over her shoulder. Betty’s studio, Twentieth Century Fox, provided five million copies of this iconic picture to distribute to troops. And her success outlasted the conflict: after the war, Grable became not only the top female box office draw, but the most highly paid woman in America, earning about $300,000 a year.
Just when you think wearing eyeliner and lipstick poolside is excessive, we beg to differ! Channel a bit of Marilyn Monroe's glamour but make sure YOU are comfortable with it! If lipstick is too much, opt for a lip gloss that adds a bit of punch with coral or tangerine.