From tall and slim to petite and curvy, women from all over the world come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, it is not surprising that all countries have their own standards of beauty that often stand out from the rest.
And among them, some nations have such an unusual way of looking at the beauty that it simply leaves us speechless.
We brought together 10 countries from around the world that have unusual concepts of feminine beauty.
Ideal Woman In Different Countries
In most western countries, a perfect smile is often associated with beauty, but for Japan, things work the opposite way.
In this country, young women go to dental clinics to make their teeth appear crooked and multilayered.
This semi-vampire look, or yaeba, is considered really cute there, as the Japanese believe it to be a symbol of natural beauty and youth.
Statistics show that Iran has the highest percentage of nasal surgeries in the world. And that’s not really surprising: Since women can’t use their other body parts to attract men, they tend to spend a lot of time working on their faces, especially the nose.
Rhinoplasty is also very expensive in this country; So if a woman went through it, it means that she can really afford it, being from a wealthy family.
Because of this, many Iranian women wear their bandages long after the actual surgery, only to show that they are rich enough. And some even use fake bandages to pretend they have a nose problem.
The idea of a perfect woman in South Korea is defined by flawless white skin, a pointy nose, a small face, and large eyes.
But most important is the shape of the face – it should look like a heart, with a narrow chin, and it should be wider at the top. To achieve this ideal, many Koreans spend hundreds of dollars on plastic surgery.
French women always look for natural beauty in all its aspects: they hardly ever wear makeup, they rarely wear perfume and tend to keep their hairy body parts unshaven.
They believe that true beauty is reflected in a woman’s skin and, instead of makeup, they try to use more creams and lotions to make their face perfect.
In Tajikistan, bushy eyebrows, that are merged above the bridge of the nose, have long been considered the standard of beauty for women.
Some time ago, there was even a common superstition: the closer your eyebrows are, the closer your husband will be to you. Furthermore, it is considered a symbol of purity and innocence in women.
Although things are changing today, you can still find many Tajik women with only one eyebrow.
And even those who have lost the unibrow gene try to simulate it and use herbs to grow the necessary hair or draw eyebrows to look more beautiful.
The eyes are the mirror of a person’s soul: women in Saudi Arabia give another meaning to this old saying. Since they cannot show most of the face, due to their religion, they generally pay close attention to the beauty of their eyes.
To make them more attractive, they use all kinds of makeup and tools and spend huge amounts of money on them.
For Chinese women, pale skin is considered a true standard of beauty. This trend really goes back to the past, when skin color was related to the social class to which a person belonged.
If the skin was dark, it meant that the person worked in the fields and was poor. Chinese girls don’t want to look poor today, so they’re ready to do anything to keep their skin snow white.
This addiction to a pale face goes far beyond avoiding sunlight. To get rid of “black skin,” women in China also use all kinds of facial creams that often contain bleaching agents.
For Kayan people living in Myanmar, the long neck is considered a symbol of well-being and beauty. That is why local girls wear brass coils around the neck from the age of 5 years.
First, they put 6 rings on their neck, and then their number increases by one each year. At the time of the wedding, the number of rings reaches its maximum when they stop adding them after the wedding.
As a result of the use of these coils, the woman’s neck can reach up to 40 cm. And sometimes the entire construction is so huge and uncomfortable that it’s hard for a girl to turn her head. However, they never complain: beauty requires sacrifice, right?
In New Zealand, tattoos are not only used to decorate the skin but indigenous people, Maori, use a tattoo technique called ta moko to make a kind of identity card with black and dark blue patterns on the face of a woman.
Maori women traditionally tattoo themselves on the chin during adolescence and try to make their tattoos as orderly and detailed as possible to show their social status.
When another person in the tribe looks at this tattoo, they can easily “read” the user’s full story and estimate how beautiful a woman is.
In this country, when a woman reaches childbearing age, people remove her 2 lower front teeth and make a piercing in her lower lip. Then they insert heavy clay or a wooden disk in this hole.
As she grows up, larger and larger discs are placed to further stretch the lip until it reaches a full-size plate. Surma natives see this lipstick as a symbol of female maturity that draws men into marriage.
Local people also use weights to stretch their earlobes until they have enough to touch their shoulders. They think: the more the earlobe stretches, the more beautiful they are.
How is the ideal woman in your country? Tell us in the comments!
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