There are many indigenous cultures throughout the country, and the women from these tribes rarely mix with foreigners.
They keep within their traditional ways of life, abide by very modest and traditional dress and make their crafts, which they sell in markets across the country, and in major cities like Quito, or in places that are known for tourism like Banos and Guayaquil.
Anecdotally, it is notable that designers and clothing in the fashion industry generally offers shorter and rounder clothing styles than are available in North America and Europe, and display mannequins are shorter with more rounded buttocks and busts to emphasize what is widely considered the more Latin woman’s shape.
While not all women conform to this shape, as is a common discrepancy in the fashion industry, it is notable that this is the example that South American and Ecuadorian women aspire to in beauty standards, rather than a slimmer and taller North American or European standard.
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