Standards of women’s beauty in Ukraine were found by Slavs. Peculiarities of their culture before accepting Christianity meant a relative freedom of a woman in comparison with norms of behavior accepted in Europe. A beautiful Slavic girl was always meant to be healthy. It means she should be fleshy and quite strong to make various domestic work. With the acceptance of Christianity and till 16-17 centuries, it means during almost the whole century these norms became a little bit more strict. However, in general they remained old-fashioned. And if in Europe an ideal of beauty was considered a slim and pale woman, closed in town walls who almost doesn’t see neither sun nor vitamins (by the way, inquisition that burned crowds of beautiful women has visibly spoiled a genofond of Europeans), in Ukraine healthy and a little bit chubby women were considered to be beautiful. It is interesting that this image was not changing till the 20th century. Despite an influence of a French fashion, Ukrainians went on valuing splendor of forms in a woman.
Now, when millions of girls in the whole world, striving to become more beautiful, turn to plastic surgeons and ‘live’ in gyms in order to gain the wished 90-60-90 cm, in Ukraine one laughs at this cliché. According to men’s tastes, such a model doesn't stand up to scrutiny, as the majority of men like women with a bit more splendid forms. Not many men are charmed by anorexic girls. Naturally, standard beauties looking from covers of glossy magazines attract an attention of the majority of men, but not of all of them. That’s why they can’t be called ideal.
A Ukrainian woman’s beauty now means openness and sincerity in everything: clothes, expression of feelings, tempting moves. A slim Ukrainian beauty with charming forms of about thirty-five is not afraid of demonstrating her sexuality, wearing short skirts and tight-fitting dresses with a deep décolleté. Almost every Ukrainian woman tries to emphasize a length of slim and long legs with high heels. Long fair hair, dark eyes, a bit suntanned skin – all these are attributes of attractiveness in Ukraine. However, despite all stereotypes, brunettes are loved here as well. If to speak about one’s figure, the local model of beauty means broad thighs, big breasts, long wavy hair, big lips and an upturned nose. Besides, there are legends about asses of local girls.
They are very feminine, beautiful, vulnerable and passionate, interesting and educated companions. They know how to emphasize their own advantages and conceal drawbacks. They are sexy and gorgeous. They are women one wants to carry in arms. A few words about Slavic women