Very few of us women seem to feel completely happy with our bodies.
Despite all the talk about pep useful as it gets "every woman is beautiful in its own way," we know, deep down, that's not really true. Right?
There really are "attractive" and "unattractive" body types, and we could all use some help. So, here's how to get that figure any woman would want:
Before you take a gram and a half of Oyl of foxes, Oyl of lilies, and fat capons … -
Oh, wait. This is not the 17th century.
Advice 300 years ago
But three hundred years ago, there was a lot of advice for women who want to look more attractive and have perfect figures.
One of these sources was "The Ladies Dictionary-Being a general entertainment for the fair sex," a book written in 1694, which has recently raised in a library book dealer in Yorkshire.
And by the way, the "fox Oyl" and the rest of the ingredients mentioned above are just the beginning, and the result is a pest than a slap on the trunk to melt the excess fat and make your breasts less saggy.
Does it work? Well, there is report-not just a fox more cooperative.
The good news, especially given the current oil shortage Fox, is that it is a great reminder of how to change beauty standards.
Skinny women are considered "Scragged, sad-looking and handsome." Make-up should be avoided because "a painted face is enough to destroy the reputation of her that uses it."
Diet Tips Back Then
Apparently the low-carb craze was popular then, too. You were best off fill of "new eggs, veal, mutton, and capon."
Surprisingly, it was recommended at that time too, especially before meals. "Chase your body as far as possible, that the blood can be mixed in the veins and skin sit more loose."
Men can also have some helpful advice from such a book, written in 1661, sold in the same auction Dictionary of the Ladies'.
Want some tips on how creative compliment a woman on her figure? Just to let you know "her breasts are a pair of maiden worlds not yet conquered." Or that they are "twins where lilies grow."
(So guys, the next time you meet a beautiful woman in a bar, please report on the manner in which these lines work for you).
The bottom line?
Times are changing. Standards for physical perfection are often quite arbitrary. What is today's "hot" can only be tomorrow "Scragged", so try not to get too caught up in it!
Perfection can never be fully grasped either then or now.