The idea of having the ideal body has been around for a long time, but sometimes we forget that what society sees as ideal is constantly changing. This series of illustrations, courtesy of Greatist.com, shows the "perfect" body for each decade.
They range from the 1920's thin flapper physique, to the 1950's curvy, Elizabeth Taylor-esque body, to today's praise of the booty.
By breaking down these expectations by decade, we see that the pursuit of society's idea of a perfect body is, in a sense, futile, because by the time it has been achieved, it's already yesterday's news.
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