Barbie Expands Fashionistas Line with Three New Body Types


Dreams do come true. Mattel just added three new body types to its Barbie Fashionistas line—tall, curvy, and petite—as well as a variety of skin tones, hairstyles, and outfits.

This year, the line will feature dolls with four body types (the original sculpt and three new ones), seven skin tones, 22 eye colors, 24 hairstyles, and on-trend fashions and accessories. The original line, which released last year, included 23 dolls with a variety of skin tones, hair colors, and—for the first time ever–articulated ankles that would allow the dolls to wear flats as well as heels.

The new dolls are available now at in the U.S., and will be on shelf at major retail stores worldwide in the spring.

6 Responses to “Barbie Expands Fashionistas Line with Three New Body Types”

  1. I love it! My girls and I watch “Life in the Dreamhouse” almost every day, and I notice how they all look alike. I love, love that new body types are being introduced, and that looking “like barbie” may not be the goal anymore. The skin tones are great too. The world isn’t white. I think it’s great, and way overdue.


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