Barbie With Realistic Body Types – Curvy, Tall & Petite

Barbie has always come under criticism for presenting an unrealistic body image to the girls that play with her. Now, 55 years later, Mattel has finally given in to societal pressure and will be producing the iconic doll in varying shapes, sizes and shades, just like actual people.

The dolls in the 2016 Barbie “Fashionistas” line come in three additional body shapes: tall, curvy and petite, (as if the original wasn’t tall enough already) seven different skin tones, 22 eye colors, 24 hairstyles, more outfits than you could fit in Kim K’s walk-in closet, and even flat feet that will allow her to stand normally, as opposed to the permanent stiletto curl that she’s used to.

Only time will tell which of the four body types will sell best, but it would be fascinating to see.

Barbie With Realistic Body Types - Curvy, Tall & Petite