These beautiful photographs show how the ideas and the standards of beauty have changed in a century. From the winners of seaside beauty pageants to Miss Universe’s winner, these photographs offer a glimpse into these contests’ popularity – and the women who won them. During that time, women usually wore clothing that gave them a curve-less look. They even shortened their hair, leaving behind the long-held belief that long hair signified beauty and desirability.
Irish artist and photographer Matt Loughrey colorized these photographs.