The ideals of female beauty change from era to era. The standard of femininity of Ancient Greece can be understood by looking at the statues of Venus of Tauride and Milo. In the Baroque era, the magnificent female body was glorified by Rubens, David, an artist of the Empire period, gave the world a portrait of Madame Rekemier. And the modern standard of female beauty looks at the world from the covers of glossy magazines.
It is necessary
- - Height meter;
- - tape measure;
- - calculator.
But at all times, the proportions of the female figure were determined in approximately the same way. This is the ratio of height, torso, legs and waist position. The rule of the "golden section", discovered in ancient times, may well be applied to the female figure. If the height is taken as a whole, then the lower part - the distance from the waist to the floor, should relate to the height in the same way as the distance from the crown to the waist to the lower part: 3: 5; 5: 8; 8:13 … For example, with a height of 170 cm, the length from the crown to the waist should be about 66 cm, and the length from the waist to the floor should be 104 cm.
To understand without calculating whether your waist is in the right place for ideal proportions or not, do a simple test. Place one palm under your chest, then the other palm under the first. If the palm is right on the waist line (navel area), then your waist is low, if only half of the palm fits - the waist is in place, and if less than half of the palm, then you have an overestimated waist line.
Check the general body parameters according to the standards currently used, but compiled back in the 19th century by the doctor A.K. Anokhin. According to these standards, 1 cm of a woman's body should account for:
- neck - 0.18-0.2 cm;
- shoulder -0, 18-0, 2 cm;
- thigh - 0, 32-0, 35 cm;
- caviar - 0, 21-0, 23 cm;
- chest - 0.5-0.55 cm, and more is possible;
- pelvis - 0, 54 - 0, 62 cm;
- waist - 0.35-0.40 cm.
Multiply your height in cm by the numbers listed. Then measure your body parameters and compare the results. So you will understand how much you fit into the standard.
Find out how close or far from ideal your feet are. Those women are considered short-legged if the length of the legs is less than ½ of the height. The proportionality of the figure will be provided by legs with a length of more than ½ of the height. For a hypersthenic figure, the difference should be at least 2-4 cm, for normosthenics - 4-6 cm, and for an asthenic type - 6-9 cm. The length of the limbs is measured from the protrusion of the femur to the edge of the foot. Also pay attention to the structure of your legs. It is believed that ideal legs should have three gaps - at the ankles, under the knees and between the thighs.
Calculate the ideal weight for your figure. To do this, you can use the Quetelet index, Brock's or Cooper's method. The simplest is Brock's method: height in cm - 100. For people less than 165 cm, subtract 105, for people over 175 cm, subtract 110 cm. Cooper's method requires a little more calculations, but gives more realistic results: BMI (ideal body weight) for women = (height in cm x 3, 5: 2, 54 - 108) x 0, 453.