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The perfect body for a woman according to science

What is the perfect body for a woman?

This idea of the ideal body or the perfect body for a woman has been a long-debated topic. Throughout history, this idea of the perfect body and the beauty of a woman has changed from time to time.

What do you think is the perfect body for a woman? If you are a woman you might dream of having the ‘perfect body’ at least once in your lifetime. Most women all around the world may or may not admit this. But they all dreamed about having the ‘Perfect body or ideal body for a woman’ at least once in their lifetime.

There are many different notions given throughout the history of what an ideal or perfect body for a woman is. Is there really such a thing as the one true ideal body for a woman or a perfect body for a woman?

People may argue that body perfection is just a social construct and beauty is in the eye of the person who sees it. And people may say that beauty or body perfection is a relative thing from woman to woman.

Researchers all around the world did research about this topic throughout history. And they manage to find a couple of things. So, according to science, there is a standard measurement of an ideal body image or a perfect body for a woman.

According to science, researchers revealed that the perfect body for a woman should have a height of 1.68 meters or 5.5 feet. Also, the perfect body should have a bust-waist-hip measurement of 99-63-91 cm or 39-25-36 inches. An all “Natural body” without any alterations or surgeries is considered to be even more perfect for the body of a woman.

So do you think there is a woman who fits into these measurements?

Yes, there is one woman alive today who fits into these measurements and who we can look into as an example of this ideal or perfect body. She is a model, actress, and television personality, Kelly Brook.

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The woman that has the scientifically perfect body

According to the University of Texas researchers, the perfect woman should be able to fulfill the functions of evolution and procreation. The woman with the perfect body should fulfill the following criteria.

  • attractiveness to the opposite sex
  • Fertility
  • capacity for childbearing
  • overall health.

Researchers presented a bunch of female body images of a certain weight, height, body measurements, hair length, and face shape. Then they order the images related to perceptions of attractiveness to men and what women rate as their ideal body type.

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But this report from the University of Texas made a lot of heated arguments, mostly from feminists. Most of them argued that why are we even considering having a perfect body for a woman. And they also argued on why the perfection of a woman’s body anchored on trivial and sexist criteria such as attractiveness to males, and the capacity to bear children. 

And some people praise this finding. Because it erases the fact that the perfect body of a woman should be a body like stick-thin runaway and fashion models.  

Take a look at the pictures of Kelly brook. Her figure shows that a perfect body measurement promotes a curvy and full-figured female body. But this is the opposite of tall, slender women, what the fashion industry promotes. At some point, Kelly brook was also called ‘too plump’ by the people in the fashion industry.

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Are these criteria internal for the woman’s perfect body?

The answer is no because there is a possibility that this can change over the years since the result of this research based on public opinion and perceptions. And throughout history, the idea of a perfect body for a woman has been changed with the minds of people. Take a look at this video.

Men’s and women’s perception of the idea of a perfect body is totally different from each other

According to a large poll done by the lingerie company Bluebella, using 500 men and 500 women. They found out that the “perfect body” is not the same for both sides of the party. 

According to the results of the poll, men and women see the ideal body or perfect body types from a totally different viewpoint. 

Men prefer shapelier figures on both men’s and women’s bodies as the perfect body. But women prefer thinner bodies on women and men.

Researchers from Bluebella done the poll using celebrity examples. And using the data of the poll they crafted “the perfect body” according to female and male standards. 

So, according to the standards of women, the ideal or perfect body for a woman looks something like this.

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And according to the standards of the men, the ideal or perfect body for a woman looks something like this.

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As you can see in the crafted image, woman think that the perfect female body would have, 

  • Long, straight locks of Kate Middleton 
  • The facial features of Cara Delevingne
  • The not-so-amble bosom of Jenifer Aniston
  • Rock-hard abs of Gwyneth Paltrow 
  • Slim hips of Emma Watson 
  • Supermodel legs of Elle Macpherson.

So according to the men, they think that the perfect female body would have. 

  • Busty chesticles of Kim Kardashians
  • Face like Megan Fox
  • The wavy, sexy hair of Scarlett Johansson 
  • Toned tummy like Michelle Keegan 
  • Curvey hips as Kelly Brook
  • Long stems of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

So according to the results, we can see that women think they look hotter when they are skinny but not very curvey and on the other hand men think that curvier women are sexier. 

In as same as, the men and women both have a different vision about the perfect body for men too. So according to women, the perfect body for a man would be like,

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  • Hair of Harry Styles 
  • The sexy face of Jamie Dornan 
  • Amazing torso of David Grandy 
  • Best biceps of Brad Pitt 
  • Sexy legs of David Beckham

And according to the men, a perfect body for men would be like,

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  • Broader wolverine-trained biceps of Hugh Jackman 
  • Shredded torso of Ryan Gosling 
  • Soccer legs of Frank Lampard
  • The masculine face of David Beckham
  • Perfectly coiffed blonde hair of Brad Pitt 

So the founder of Bluebella, Emily Bendell said, “What the survey shows is that beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder”.

So what do you think about this article? share your thought on how beauty should be in the comment section.

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