But Polish costume blogger Karolina Zebrowska said these videos are leaving out reality.
“As a person interested in the history of fashion and beauty it really bugged me how inaccurate some of these [videos] are. The beauty standards they show are almost always our contemporary stereotypes of the past decades,” Zebrowska said on her blog.
So she made her own “Beauty Through The Decades” video, pinning the “ideal” against the “reality” of the times.
“To be frank, it was supposed to be just another ‘Beauty Through The Decades’ video. I saw lots of them already, but they all have seemed to show beauty standards in a very stereotypical and pop culture way, so I wanted to do a more historically accurate one,” Zebrowska said in a caption accompanying her video.
“As I was doing some research, I became more and more aware that beautiful faces and fashion we see on the photos, ads and fashion plates are just an idealistic version of reality. So here’s to reality.”
She also only covers white women in the west from 1900-1940, but we love how she shows the difference between the “ideal” and the “reality”.
H/T Huffington Post