Barbie Fashionistas Review (Mattel)

Barbie Fashionistas
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What It Is
Kids are all different, and now Barbie dolls are all different. The new Barbie Fashionistas dolls are devoted to the idea that there isn't one standard of beauty. The new collection of 33 dolls still features fashion-forward style but with four different body types: original, petite, tall, and curvy. Plus, the dolls have seven skin shades, more than 20 hair colors, 24 hairstyles, and more. 


One of the seven curvy dolls in the spring 2016 collection is the Barbie Fashionistas Curvy Chambray Chic doll. This blonde doll wears a sleeveless dress with a denim top, yellow skirt, and pink criss-cross belt. The doll wears Mary Janes on her feet.

Is It Fun?

The new Barbie Fashionistas Curvy Chambray Chic doll is a gorgeous doll with a cool fashion that will really open up the world of imaginative play to girls who like to play with Barbie and are also curvy. This doll sends the message that Barbie style isn't about body shape; it's about a proud attitude. After all, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and girls will appreciate that this doll reflects themselves and their friends while reinforcing the idea that there is no one set standard for "pretty".

Who It’s For

The Barbie Fashionistas Curvy Chambray Chic doll is for Barbie fans ages 3 and up. The doll will appeal to kids who like fashion and narrative-based play, and who also see a little of themselves in the doll's look or overall fashion sense.

What To Be Aware Of

Younger kids might not have the same understanding of body types that adults do. A child may pick up one of these dolls that looks like them or not. The whole point is that the child chooses a doll she responds to and wants to play with.


Some parents may want to use these dolls to talk about body types and diversity, but it's recommended that parents do so in an age-appropriate way and don't force the issues.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy