19 Jul Women’s Unrealistic Body Image in 2020
The 2020 ideal woman’s body image is just as unrealistic as it has been for several years, decades, and centuries. This is because trends change so often. However, now more than ever, social media has become a HUGE factor in modern women’s “ideal” body image. We all want that “perfect” body, right? Well, we’re here to tell you that the body you have is the most unique and most natural body you should take pride in. Whether you’ve had plastic surgery, work out consistently, or don’t do anything regarding your body–that’s perfectly fine! “Every body is a bikini body!”
First and foremost, being comfortable in your own body is a tough thing to do and we know it! With Instagram models posting their banging bikini bods, it’s hard not beat ourselves down for not having that “perfect” shape. Nowadays, the ideal body consists of big boobs, small waist, and a big butt. Basically, a curvy hourglass figure is all we see on social media. Personally, all of those “hour glass” shapes are starting to look the same to me.
Many YouTubers and social media influencers, are very open about their Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL), breast augmentations, butt implants, and other procedures… it must be nice to be rich! However, because of this, many of them obtain a similar body figure.
We’re not here to shame on those “ideal” body types, we’re here to tell you that the “ideal” or “perfect” body image is an ever-changing trend that is not very realistic. Your natural body cannot be beat. It’s you–it’s beautiful. If you find it necessary to make changes to your body in order to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin, then by all means do what makes you happy! We just want to let you know that you’re unique; nobody can be you.
The unrealistic body image for women came about because of the capitalist society we live in. There are always new businesses arising, trying to sell you products that ultimately change the way you look in some way, shape, or form. For example, waist trainers are aimed to give you an “hour glass” figure, “whitening” creams are sold to those who want to lighten their skin tone, tanning lotions which are aimed to darken up your skin, and even anti-cellulite creams. The thing is, in this age and time, people always strive for something more, or to look like this or look like that. Businesses prey on those insecurities and sell to you something YOU DO NOT NEED. (Except clothes, we always need that).
How about you look in the mirror and tell yourself you love the person that you see, even if you don’t exactly feel that way at that moment. Learn to love yourself, your flaws, your imperfections, and everything that’s amazing about you! There’s only one you, and there is so much beauty in that. Don’t change your body for something that is 100% likely to change and evolve. Trends are in one day and out the next. Your body never goes out of style.
Don’t get me wrong though, “ideal” body goals/images are slowly but surely changing this year. So many celebrities and social media users are using their platform to be vocal about body image and the importance of inclusivity of all body types! People are learning to love themselves, be real, and confident in their own skin, despite these crazy body ideals. Even lingerie brands like Savage x Fenty by Rihanna, are more inclusive of models of different races, body shapes, and sizes which is absolutely beautiful and empowering.
Just a friendly reminder: f*** what others have to say about you, your body, or your lifestyle. Keep doing you, boo! You’re doing amazing sweetie!