Ironically (not), arguably one of the most, er, inflated visual portrayals of the female body, Playboy—another 50s-era invention—has adopted the opposite concept: According to a study published in British Medical Journal, the magazine’s models have slowly evolved from Marilyn Monroes to more like Maria Sharapovas, in that the look has become more androgynous, perhaps coinciding with our society’s steadily growing obsession with fitness. By analyzing the centerfolds’ body measurements between the span of 1953 to 2001—grueling work, we’re sure—researchers found that bust and hip measurements have decreased and waistlines are comparatively less whittled for a straighter body, just like say, a tennis player’s body might look.
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