15 Beauty Standards That Women Are Starting to Throw in the Trash

6 months ago

Think about all those times someone told you what to wear, how to wear it, and why you should do it a specific way. How restrictive is it when someone thinks they have the right to control what you wear and how you act? That’s why so many women nowadays are proud to show off how much they don’t care about such beauty expectations.

1. You don’t have to shave if you don’t want to.

Singer Janelle Monáe defied beauty standards when she arrived at the 2022 Met Gala in a futuristic gown with fuzzy underarms.

2. Fashionable clothes aren’t only for thin girls.

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There is an opinion that it’s the body itself that can become the key to a stylish look. However, the ability to dress beautifully doesn’t depend on the type of figure — in modern stores, you can find trendy clothes in any size. You just have to determine the styles that suit you, your color palette, and then you have to learn how to emphasize your advantages with the help of clothing.

3. Shoes without heels are elegant too.

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We’re used to seeing actresses in high heels during movie premiers and other events. But Gal Gadot once wore flats on the red carpet and then continued to do so at other events. She shared in an interview, “I love wearing high heels — it’s beautiful, it’s sexy, whatever. But at the same time, especially stilettos, it puts us out of balance. We can fall any minute.”

4. Clothes don’t have an age limit.

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Many people believe that when you reach a certain age, you have to change your style of clothing. The secret is that women themselves came up with this rule. In the modern world, there are no age restrictions when it comes to the wardrobe, and clothes aren’t divided into categories of 30+, 40+, 50+ years old. Stereotypes about fashion restrictions are becoming a thing of the past, along with the rest of the rules about what to do and what not to do at a certain age.

Today, you can easily imagine an older woman wearing ripped jeans or a mini-skirt. The main thing to pay attention to is the relevance of the clothes but don’t regret experimenting with your style. If you have worn dresses all your life, and then realized that you were wearing them for your man, and decided to change to jeans, then this is a great solution for you. After all, our life is an eternal way of getting to know ourselves.

5. Aging is absolutely beautiful.

Sharon Stone gracefully embraces the natural process of aging, becoming a symbol of beauty and confidence for many. Her journey exemplifies self-acceptance, inspiring others to welcome the passage of time. She exudes elegance and charisma at every stage of life, a testament to the belief that genuine beauty goes beyond age and mirrors one’s inner vitality.

6. Oversized clothes don’t make you look bigger.

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A loose fit creates the illusion of a more delicate figure. To achieve this effect, you need to follow a simple rule for styling oversized clothing — clothes should be tight on at least one part of the body or one part of the body should be bare. Thanks to this styling, the oversized style has won the hearts of millions of women, because you can literally reshape your body. On some parts, there should be volume, and on the others, clothes should emphasize the figure — this is how the right body sculpting works.

7. You don’t need to have perfect skin.

With all the perfect faces shown to us every single day on TV and social media, it’s natural for many of us to feel like we’re not good enough. The truth is that no face is perfect and all women face breakouts every once in a while. Our hormones play all kinds of games with us, and there’s no shame in that.

8. People don’t always wear draping and voluminous clothes to hide body flaws.

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Draping and folds add volume, and loose clothing will hide the outlines of the body which will make it look several times bigger. Moderately fitting silhouettes or flattering elements will look much more polished. For example, a belt will help draw attention to a thin waist.

9. Not all noses have to be small.

Big noses have been getting a bad rap for ages now, and people have been rushing to plastic surgeons to fix them. However, the fashion industry and our society in general have made a lot of progress and don’t consider big noses unattractive. People feel less pressure to change that characteristic, and that’s how things should be.

10. Women over 40 don’t have to cut their hair short.

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There is no universal hairstyle for older women. If everything is alright with the health of the hair and length highlights the facial features, then there is no point in cutting long hair because you are a certain age. The main thing is your comfort and self-confidence. In addition, these hairstyles not only emphasize your advantages, but they also hide your flaws. For example, they are ideal for women with round or slightly full faces, as they visually lengthen it.

11. Women shouldn’t conform to “feminine” clothing.

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Some people are sure that girls should adhere to the style of classic femininity and not include any impudent or grunge elements in their look. It’s time to leave this rule in the past because there is nothing wrong with wearing not just jeans, but jeans with holes in the knees. Or replacing a boring trench coat with a rocker-style leather jacket and going to a parents’ meeting in it.

12. You don’t have to be afraid of being unusual.

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The musician and DJ, Questlove, attracted a lot of attention due to one detail of his outfit. His loose black trousers and the shirt of the same color were complemented by golden Crocs. This provocative footwear made the look appear less formal and added some freedom to it.

13. You can easily combine shades of green and pink.

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This rule appeared a long time ago, and it’s usually followed by well-read intellectuals. Over time, this color scheme started to be considered poor taste.

With all due respect what hurts one’s eye may seem like a pleasant contrast to the others. In addition, in nature we now and then see red and pink flowers framed by green petals. And these flowers are beautiful.

14. You don’t have to dye gray hair.

Many women feel obligated to obey the stereotypes prevailing in society, and in particular, to dye their gray hair. But now, mature beauty has been trendy for several seasons, and there are some not very obvious reasons for it. First, it demonstrates status. Second, women who are able to follow their own path, contrary to the imposed patterns, are worthy of respect. The main thing is that the hair and skin look well taken care of, smooth, and shiny, then the presence of gray hair will look appropriate.

15. Arm hair is also okay to have.

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Women are always expected to look flawless, meaning that no body hair should be visible on official outings. However, many famous women are starting to ignore this preposterous expectation and are choosing to flaunt their body hair.

Beauty and fashion standards differ depending on which country you visit, but thanks to the Internet, some of them exist all over the planet. Thankfully, many women are starting to break free from them and live more free lives.


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