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As the decades come and go, so do the fads that define each generation. Whether it’s the bellbottom jeans of the ’70s, over-plucked eyebrows of the ’90s, or cell phone culture of the new millennium, each decade has become known for what was in, and what was not.

The same can be said about body types. Although these days we embrace bootylicious curves flaunted by J.Lo, Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian, two decades ago we coveted the lanky heroin-chic look of Kate Moss and Courtney Love. Marilyn Monroe’s size eight form was considered flawless by many, but by today’s standards that could practically classify as “overweight.”

Find out what was considered a woman’s ideal body size throughout history, but just keep in mind: no matter your colour, shape or size, your body is beautiful, no matter the norm.