In fact, I think it's safe to say these two may have the most idealized butts of our time. The article goes on to thank Kim Kardashian and Instagram sensation. Part of this is due to the fact that more revealing fashion trends such as the mini skirt came into popularity in the 1960s, and it's easier to wear a mini skirt if your butt is smaller — but also rose in popularity because the most popular model of the decade, Twiggy, was just super tiny all over. Although the article does , Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj, these women have been on the scene for years. Suddenly, they are willing to go back and thank the women that brought us the big booty. White women continued to dominate mainstream pop culture. You have your own built-in padding, which means hard chairs are no issue and you'll never have to pay for one of those special gel seats at spin class.
Photo courtesy of jlo on Instagram Larger butts have been part of black and Latino culture for a long time. When Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Christina Aguilera started dominating the pop scene in the '00s, their toned, round, but not super big booties became the most idealized butts in pop culture. Supermodel butts whether they were small and flat, small and round, or big-ish and round were the ideal booty type in the 1990s. When last year, the public was outraged — but when Victoria Secret angels sport thongs on the runway or on the cover of Sports Illustrated, they're basically revered as goddesses in human form. Why would anyone want a big butt? Before in 1974, a woman of color had never been featured on the magazine's cover — and that was barely 40 years ago. As androgynous fashion exploded in popularity, flatter,. For years, Vogue mocked the presence of a bigger butt in fashion, but they suddenly consider us to be in the era of the big booty? No one particularly cared about having a big booty.
Tyra Banks made history when she became the first black female to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1997, and artists like Jennifer Lopez and Sir Mix-A-Lot were able to do encourage big bootys as the ideal butt type in a very public way. Personally, while I know my butt will never be as big as the current booty standard calls for, I still think it's pretty rad that big butts are making a comeback — because for decades have been made to feel like they need to shrink themselves. But the whole concept of or the ideal body is what leads women and girls to wish for different body types in the first place. However, the fitness craze of the 1980s encouraged more than just fit, lean butts and actually went one step further. Today, a lot of women embrace the idea of being sexy. If you're plus-size, society tells you to be thinner. Most recently, , and and hugely problematic have publicly celebrated big butts, and the women who have them, in a way that mainstream pop culture hasn't seen for some time.
So, basically, the '90s was all over the place where the ideal butt was concerned — and that's kind of awesome. The biggest butt surgery, though, was buttock augmentations with fat grafting, meaning that fat was taken from other parts of the body to increase the butt. Many white women do not naturally have the exact body type of a slim-thick woman, which explains why so many have resorted to surgery. No white people particularly cared about having a big booty. . Well, probably because having one is considered sexy.
I don't know if it was all the influence of fitness pioneer Jane Fonda, and the seemingly endless string of she inspired — but like the 1970s, the 1980s praised and encouraged the athletic, female butt. How can women and girls not feel dissatisfied with the shape of their backsides or any other part of them for that matter when , predominantly centered on white women, and consistently unattainable for most women? The hourglass figure was pretty much worshiped, and that meant women were supposed to have boobs and booty to spare. Skinny women were shamed for their lack of shape and encouraged to take as a way to fill out their figures. Being too sexy used to be an insult, saying that a woman is not pure enough. Muscles on women started to be not only acceptable, but desirable, in the '80s — so muscular booties were considered desirable, too.
She was expected to work out to get rid of it, not and show it off even more. Of course, this booty standard still sucked, because the average woman doesn't get paid to do her squats like these celebrities undoubtedly did, but at least women weren't being encouraged to look like they were on a heroin diet anymore. Actually, it's kind of awesome that big butts are having a moment — because they're beautiful. Photo courtesy of kimkardashian on Instagram Once upon a time, if a white girl had a big butt, it was frowned upon. Of course, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Yes, these women have beautiful bodies, and, yes, they do have big, beautiful butts, but these women also have something else in common — they are not black.
Our society has been and and culture for far too long. We try to pretend that we are accepting and embracing black culture with our new beauty standards, but we are really. Well, would you look at that — white women are still at the center of fashion and Hollywood's beauty ideal. Women who were curvier , and they even went on starvation diets in order to look as curveless as possible. Butts were not something to look at in white culture. As The Flappers started to hit the pop culture scene in the roaring '20s, Gibson's curvy butts ceased to be the beauty ideal they once were.
Just to prove the futility of it all, here are 11 examples of over the years. However, other famous supermodels of the '90s, like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, were also celebrated as having the ideal booty of the time — and while their butts weren't necessarily big, they were round enough to fill out hot pants with ease. In fact, flatter everything was the beauty ideal back in the '20s. So why does Vogue only feel the need to thank them now? Major curves were majorly in style throughout the 1950s. Starting in the 1930s and continuing through the 1950s, were promoted in magazines as a way to help women get curvier backsides — and curvier everything else, too. The is your signature move, and shaking that thing can sometimes convince people you actually know how to dance. By the early 1900s, our beloved — but don't think that means there wasn't still plenty of emphasis on the badonkadonk.
Additionally, the '90s ushered in a new era where the booties of women of color finally began to be idealized in mainstream pop culture. So much so, in fact, that started to be sold in stores, and those that started showing up in the '30s were more popular than ever. There are plenty of things to enjoy about having a big booty -- who doesn't love curves? The 1930s ushered in the Golden Age Of Hollywood, 1930 through 1950s so the '30s saw the introduction of curves, but only slight curves, back into the pop culture beauty standard. . .