By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
Published: 05:20 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 05:41 GMT, 7 January 2020
Over the past two decades, Victoria’s Secret models have been getting thinner while the average waistline of American women has been expanding, according to a new study.
The results of the study, which was published in the latest issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, were announced just weeks after Victoria’s Secret’s parent company announced that it had canceled its annual end-of-the-year fashion show.
The decision was made in light of recent trends in the fashion industry that show consumers’ tastes evolving to include more plus-sized brands that empower women of all body shapes.
The Boston University researchers compared bust size, waist and hip measurements of Victoria’s Secret models from 1995 - the year Victoria’s Secret debuted its annual fashion show - until 2018.
A new study claims Victoria's Secret models have become progressively thinner in the last 20 years while the average waistline of American women has expanded. From left: Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima; Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel in 2018