Even though the idea of female beauty has changed throughout history, and it has ranged from celebrating maternal curves, to imposing the ideals of skinnier women, there are some beauties that are considered timeless.
The image of the female beauty was going through a transitional period in the 1900s to 1920s, and it was heavily influenced by the rise of cinema, photography, and mass media.
It was a time when some of the most iconic looks in history emerged to the surface. However, time are changing for the best and if there is one thing we want to point out is that “No matter what shape or size you are, you should feel confident in your own skin. You should feel like a beautiful woman, no matter what!”
1. Maude Adams as Phoebe in Quality Street (1901)
2. Anna Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina
3. Cléo de Mérode, French dancer, 1903
Some of these women were at the forefront of the liberation that was taking hold, and even though they were elegant and feminine, they managed to change the position of women in society forever.
The interesting thing about these photos is that most of them have been taken more than 100 years ago, and they continue to inspire fashion trends even today!
4. Malayali woman, 1900s
5. Ethel Warwick
6. Pretty Nose, Arapaho chief
7. Carolina “La Belle” Otero, 1890
8. Miss N, 1903
9. Lily Elsie
10. Lina Cavalieri
11. Lone Bright Eickemeyer, Broadway actress, 1912
12. Marie Doro