Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder.


        Introduction and Psychology                                           Page 1

        Psychology and Christian Dior                                         Page 2

          Paul Poiret and Conclusion                                                             Page 3

          Conclusion                                                                                         Page 4

          Reference Pictures 1                                                                         Page 5

          Reference Pictures 2                                                                       Page 6

          Bibliography                                                                                     Page 7

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
For this short essay I will be writing about how fashion influences what we perceive as beautiful. There are many things that contribute to this. The materials used, the colours that highlight skin tones or eye colour, the cut of the garment, the list could go on.   I am going to focus on the body shape and how designers highlight this. There are many different body shapes, the classic hourglass shape, the most common, the pear shape, the slim figure which is know as a rectangle. I am going to focus on two, the hourglass and the rectangle. This is to show the vast difference between the two but also to show how similar they are. How designers take on board the shape and how clothes flatter the figure. We always want what we can’t have. This can lead to very serious and very dangerous health problems. Striving for a flat stomach or boney hips is not safe. The woman’s figure is designed to have some curves. After all we are meant to carry children. We also have to understand that beauty occurs in many different shapes and sizes.
There is so much pressure nowadays to have the perfect body, so what makes the perfect body? According to scientists BMI is an important factor. The perfect BMI...