From tall and slim to petite and curvy, women across the globe come in all shapes and sizes. So it’s no wonder that every country has its own beauty standards that usually stand apart from the others. And, among them, some nations have such an uncommon way of seeing beauty that it just leaves us speechless.
We put together 11 countries around the world that have unusual concepts of female beauty.
A typical Irish woman usually has thick eyebrows, fair skin, and thin lips. But their most common features are a large forehead, green eyes, lots of freckles, and red hair. As the Irish people always stand for natural beauty, they highly appreciate all these traits in women.
In most Western countries, a perfect smile is usually associated with beauty, but for Japan things work in the opposite way. In this country, young women are heading to dental clinics to make their teeth look crooked and multilayered. This semi-vampire look, or yaeba, is actually considered cute there, as the Japanese believe that it’s a symbol of natural beauty and youth.
Statistics show that Iran has the highest percentage of nose surgeries in the world. And this is 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 their noses.
Rhinoplasty is also very expensive in this country, so if a woman went through it, this means that she can actually afford it, being from a wealthy family. Because of that, many Iranian women wear their bandages long after their actual surgery, just to show that they’re wealthy enough. And some of them even wear fake bandages to pretend that they’ve had a nose job.