New Look for Barbie
Barbies become more beautiful?!
Barbie is a name familiar to everyone; they can be found in most stores around the world. They came in to business in 1959 and have been an aspirational standard for female beauty ever since. Ruth Handler, the creator of the Barbie doll said “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”
The dolls had long, straight, blonde hair, a slim body and tan skin, many girls became insecure that they did not have the same body as Barbie and started to suffer from low self-esteem.
However, recently, Mattel have released new Barbie dolls, which included a ‘curvy’ doll. Their new collection of Barbies included a tall, petite and curvy doll. It also features dolls with new hairstyles and skin tones.
We hope that with the new Barbie dolls, girls feel more confident in their bodies and never again feel the need to conform to the standards set by Barbie.
Charlotte, Y9 Student Ambassador, Press Team