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Size 16, a 36DD and a 34 inch waist how Mrs Average 2017 shapes upWomens’ body shapes have changed dramatically in the last 60 years with their waistlines growing six inches14:07, 15 MAR 2017Updated06:39, 16 MAR 2017An average 1957 woman (left) was a lot smaller than the 2017 woman (Image: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)
And with no mod cons such as washing machines and dishwashers to take the strain out of household chores, elbow grease to get jobs done meant women were more active weighing a trim 9st 10lbs.
They slipped into size 12 dresses and could expect to live for 73 years.
But in just six decades, the typical British woman has added two inches and three cup sizes to her chest with the average bra size now a buxom 36DD.
The biggest change is to waistlines which have thickened by six inches to 34ins sending dress sizes up to an average size 16.
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But the good news is modern women can expect to live to the ripe old age of 83 ten years longer than their Fifties counterparts.
And they earn much more a week compared with a week in 1957, according to research by lingerie firm Bluebella.
Back then screen legend Natalie Wood who made the iconic Hollywood movie Rebel Without a Cause with cult hero James Dean embodied the womanly shape of the era with her nipped in waist and slender frame.
Experts say pop diva Beyonce and reality TV star Kim Kardashian are typical of today’s curvier female shape.
Yet Miss Average 2017 is more health and body shape conscious than 60 years ago,
exercising twice a week.
However, modern eating habits mean women today are consuming 500 more calories than 60 years ago with meals and snacks totalling 2,300 calories while three square meals a day meant women had just 1,800 calories.
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Bluebella chief executive Emily Bendell said: “It is extraordinary how much Miss Average has changed over the last 60 years.
“She has gone from being quite petite with what would be considered quite small breasts by today’s standards to a much more fuller figured silhouette.
“That has presented real challenges for designers and lingerie brands.”
Bluebella has designed bras for larger breasted women with cup sizes up to 40G and Ms Bendell said: “Today’s women see lingerie and nightwear as fashion crossover pieces, a trend not seen back in the 1950s.