For Victoria Beckham, her perspective on body image has changed drastically over the years. And now, she’s opening up about how beauty standards have changed in society—for the better.
In a new interview with Grazia, the mother-of-four explained how being “thin” isn’t the type of body that women desire anymore, instead, discussing that they opt to be more accepting of their body as is.
“It’s an old-fashioned attitude, wanting to be really thin. I think women today want to look healthy and curvy. They want to have some boobs—and a bum,” she told the publication, adding that she personally is striving to achieve “as good a bottom as I can get”.
Looking back on a recent trip to Florida, Victoria explained how her time abroad allowed her to witness other women embracing their curves. And she hopes that after seeing society’s new perspective on what a ‘perfect’ body looks like, her 10-year-old daughter Harper will feel the same one day.
“There are a lot of curvy women in Miami, and they really own it, you know?” she said.
“They walk along Miami beach with not a lot of clothes on, and they look fantastic. They show their bodies off with such confidence. I found both their attitude and their style really liberating. And as a mother, I loved that Harper was around women who were really celebrating their curves and enjoying how they look.”
As the years have gone by, Victoria explained that it has allowed her to find a balance when it comes to her health, with a newfound fitness journey teaching her what’s going to work best for her.
“It’s not about being a certain size,” she explained. “It’s about knowing who you are and being happy with who you are. I have found my own balance between wanting to have fun and being disciplined about eating healthily and working out. When you’re younger, you fight against that balance.”
As for said fitness routine, the fashion designer revealed that she’s switched up her exercise plan, going from doing “tons of cardio” to lifting heavy weights up to five or six days a week, alongside her husband, David Beckham, and personal trainer.
“I’ve always been a bit scared of weights, but it turns out I love them,” she admitted. “I’ve even got those special gloves to wear! It’s good to switch things up and keep your body guessing. I’ve got so much more muscle tone now.”
There you have it, another famous face proving that society's outlook on the female body may be changing after all.
Diandra MalivindiDiandra Malivindi is the Digital Beauty Writer for ELLE and marie claire Australia.