The new Barbie Fashionistas collection will be released in Spring of this year and features a diverse array of body types, fashion styles and skin tones.
The more diverse range of body types that Barbie is now seeking to represent came after a backlash against the brand, in which many commentators, parents and experts called out the unrealistic expectations that the original Barbie gave to children, particularly girls, about how they should look. Barbie Fashionistas reveals a range of body types including curvy, petite, tall and original -- while also offering dolls with varying skin tones. The collection comes with plenty of clothing accessories that children can mix and match and dress their dolls in.
Barbie Fashionistas new collection works to emphasize the brand's attempts to become more inclusive and representative of more people.