What is unique about beauty standards in Pakistan?
Pakistan’s history has a strong influence on its beauty standards. Beauty standards that have persisted are largely rooted in its colonial past, where feminine beauty was defined as having fair skin, almond eyes, long hair, and a petite figure. Standards in Pakistan and America definitely vary; America has a diverse population which means the concept of beauty is more heterogeneous. In Pakistan, since there isn’t a lot of ethnic diversity, the yardstick for what is ‘beautiful’ is fairly homogenous.