Why is thinness in women currently considered attractive? It is as far as I know relatively new - in older ages women were supposed to be voluptuous - and invoking evolved instincts doesn't make sense either, since back when we were still hunting and gathering, carrying some extra fat would have been an asset. I have this theory that we like it because it is "unnatural" - it gives someone a bit of an otherworldly look. It's striking to the senses. It's probably the same reason we like white-blond hair and blue eyes. It looks like a "heightened" or "saturated" version of more usual human colouring. Just a theory. Thoughts?