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Some individuals have asked whether extreme femininity is aesthetically desirable in women. This question is best answered by pictures.
The following series of pictures depict front, side and three quarters views of a European, an Asian and an African whose faces have been varied from the masculine side of the female average (first image on the left) to average (second image from left) and increasing levels of femininity to the right. Facegen modeler was used to come up with these images. Look at these images (click for larger versions ( 2000 x 430 pixels)) and pick the most attractive level of femininity. Since few women keep short hair, you may hide the top of the pictures while judging if it will make you more comfortable.
Based on numerous studies, most people find somewhat above average femininity (say 25-50% exaggeration of femininity from average, depending on other features) but not too feminine faces most appealing in women. There is, of course, individual variation. My own preferences are #3 (from left) in the European and Asian and #4 in the African. If the imagery showed more subtle variation, then in some cases the optimum for me may lie somewhere between #3 and #4. Different optimal preferences notwithstanding, there is an upper limit of femininity that is appealing for every person.
A similar scenario can be shown for the body, too. However, one of my computers with the necessary software is in a separate city at present, and it will take me a while to get it and work on the physique part. In the meantime, one can look at, say, the following woman with massive breasts.
Anna Song from Nadine Jansen’s site.
Anna Song is feminine and her breasts represent extreme femininity. I would find her more appealing if she had smaller and more proportionate breasts, and this is likely true of most people. A minority will like her humongous breasts, but even for this minority there will be an upper limit of the aesthetically optimal breast size.
Anna Song doesn’t have a small rib cage and has well-developed musculature and bones, which is why notwithstanding the extremely feminine appearance of her breasts, it is difficult to describe the woman as extremely feminine overall. A previous entry on sexually antagonistic selection addressed the problems related to the derivation of estrogens from androgens. To produce a very feminine woman, one would need above average estrogens and below average androgens, the underlying genetic profile of which does not favor men, and hence these genes will be uncommon. Therefore, women that produce above average estrogen levels will often also produce above average androgen levels, and this is why women with massive breasts often also have larger muscles, flatter backsides, a heavier bone structure and other indices of masculinization, and in this regard Anna Song is among the better looking ones. This has already been addressed on the “feminine vs. masculine” page. To understand how a woman with above average estrogens and below average androgens would look like, take a look at the following comparison of an ordinary woman with mannequins.
Nikki Schieler from Playboy magazine.
Note that the mannequins do not have a well-developed musculoskeletal frame, especially wide hips, especially large breasts or a hyper-feminine face. The breasts in the mannequins would correspond to a woman with a D-cup, which is nothing unusual. However, the mannequins look strikingly much more feminine because of the small rib cage and tiny waist as well as a more feminine face. Women with above average femininity who are closer to the looks of the mannequins will easily be found more appealing by most people than women with the following combination compared to the average: larger breasts, wider hips, more protruding backside but also a larger musculoskeletal frame. Of course, if the femininity of the mannequins is further exaggerated, then they will look increasingly cartoonish and their appeal will go downhill beyond some point.
If one could find, say, 1000 very attractive women with physiques approaching the mannequins’ (they don't have to be very close) and put their pictures in bikinis online, present day “beauty pageants” will be finished as they are and a huge bunch of “beauty queens” will be dethroned. These women can be found if one had sufficient resources. Wish me luck at acquiring these resources.