Meet the new and improved Barbie. No longer is the iconic doll just a blond-haired, blue-eyed stick figure, she now represents all shapes of real womanhood.
Mattel announced today the expansion of its Fashionistas line to include tall, curvy and petite dolls. These features will be included to the line’s already-existing array of skin tones and hair textures. Launching in spring, there will be four body types (curvy, tall, petite and “original), 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles, shares Fashionista.com.
“Now our squad is better than ever,” shared the company on Instagram. We agree.
Barbie has represented beauty for generations. This new, diverse silhouette is a step in the right direction in teaching young girls that beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes. It’s such an iconic moment that Time magazine is celebrating the new Barbie on its cover.
You can pre-order your doll now at Mattel.