女性身材進化史:近60年來英國女性平均體型的變化


ANN@The China Post

據內衣品牌Bluebella研究發現,近60年來女性身材發生了驚人的變化。1957年,普通身材的英國女性身高為5英尺2英寸(約1.57米),體重為9英石10磅(約61公斤),鞋碼為3(相當於國內36碼),衣服尺碼為12。而到2017年,女性平均身高為5英尺5英寸(約1.65米),平均體重為11英石(約69公斤),衣服尺碼為16,鞋碼為6(相當於國內39碼)。

These two pictures illustrate the extraordinary way that women’s bodies have changed in the last 60 years. 上面兩幅圖顯示了近60年來女性身材發生了驚人的變化。

In 1957, the average-sized British woman was 5ft 2ins tall, weighed 9st 10lbs, had size 3 feet and was a dress size 12. 1957年,普通身材的英國女性身高為5英尺2英寸(約1.57米),體重為9英石10磅(約61公斤),鞋碼為3(相當於國內36碼),衣服尺碼為12。

She had a petite figure, with a slim waist of 28 inches and 34B breasts. Miss Average was expected to live 73 years and earned just £10 a week. 當時的女性大多身材嬌小,腰圍僅28英寸(約71釐米),胸圍34B。女性平均壽命為73歲,每週工資只有10英鎊。

But flash forward 60 years and the shape of the typical British woman has changed dramatically – most strikingly in her waist and breasts. 時光飛逝,60年後,英國女性的典型身材卻發生了巨大的變化,腰和胸部尤其明顯。

The 2017 version of Miss Average is 5ft 5in, weighs 11st, wears a dress size 16 and has a shoe size of 6. 2017年,女性平均身高為5英尺5英寸(約1.65米),平均體重為11英石(約69公斤),衣服尺碼為16,鞋碼為6(相當於國內39碼)。

Her bust has shot up more than any other part of her anatomy to a more shapely 36DD and her waistline has increased by six inches to 34 inches. 胸圍是女性身體變化最為明顯的部位,漲到了更加有曲線的36DD,腰圍漲到了34英寸,漲了6英寸。

Her life expectancy has shot up, too, by 10 years to 83 years and she is earning an average £530 a week. 女性平均壽命也延長了10年,達到83歲,如今的週薪為530鎊。

The graphics showing the difference in today’s Miss Average with the 1957 version were put together by the lingerie brand Bluebella, which researched data on changing body shapes from government statistics. 內衣品牌Bluebella將當今女性平均身材的圖片和1957年女性平均身材的圖片放在一起,顯示出兩者的差異。該品牌通過分析政府的統計資料研究身材變化情況。