Many things were told about figures of Russian women. She remains amazingly feminine, even if her owner gained some excessive kilos. No selection is able to breed such a curvy beauty – only a plastic surgery can save things: breasts can be expanded, lower ribs can be removed to make waist narrower. Russian brides, even being a chubby have a natural waist. Those who control their weight are like a sandglass.
Noble, feminine, brides from Russia attract men from the whole world: a Russian wife is a sweet dream of the majority of foreign men. However, a conception of a girl’s beauty changed in Russia many times as well. A national ideal of a woman’s beauty was formed in Russia from the ancient times. In contrast to western European ones, Russian ladies were called curvy and beautiful only when they had a weight of five poods (more than 80 kg), had a strong body, big breasts, were tall and had a proud port. White skin, bright long hair, bushy eyebrows were considered to be compulsory. A beauty should walk slowly, talk without haste.
Being thin was a big disadvantage for a brides from Russia of the former century. There was an idea in the folk that it could be easily removed due to a special lifestyle. Hexes and magicians knew special secret recipes. To ‘gain a body’ a woman was made to lay in bed for some weeks without standing up. Nobody was let to her room except nurses looking after them. A square meal and drink made their business. Drinking a snorter of vodka which stimulated appetite was considered to be healthy. Because of chubby figures of Russian girls in their clothing prevailed wide tunics and mantles which were noted for their brilliance. The clothing was not tight-fitting and didn’t emphasize forms of body making figure more static. And a curvy beauty dressed in furs is a wonderful combination of Russian advantages.