Barbie Fashionistas 2020 Review (Mattel)

Barbie Fashionistas 2020
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
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What It Is

Get ready for more fashion fun with the latest lineup of Barbie Fashionistas dolls. There are seven body types, nine skin tones, seven eye colors, 11 hair colors, 12 hairstyles, and on-trend fashions and accessories among the dolls in this new line. You can tell what style your doll is by looking at the printed number on the right-hand corner of the box.

Style 134 has a traditional Barbie look with blue eyes and long blonde hair. The doll wears what looks like a dress but is actually two pieces. There's a white skirt with large black polka dots and a black spaghetti strap top with small white polka dots, two cut-outs, and two bows. She accessorizes with strappy pink heels and a gold bracelet.

Style 135 is a petite doll with Vitiligo areas on her face, neck, and hands. She wears a striped dress with fanny pack and white sneakers. Her curly hair is piled high on top of her head.

Style 136 features a curvier body type and wears a pink sweatshirt dress with the words "Dream Often" printed on the front. White sneakers and sunglasses complete the look. Her rainbow-colored hair is mermaid-inspired but is pulled up in a hairstyle that reminds us of a unicorn.

Style 137 wears a color-blocked plaid dress with collar and ruffled hem. She accessorizes with white shoes and a yellow bracelet. Her brown hair is styled in waves, and she's got freckles on her face.

Style 138 is one of the male dolls in the lineup. He's rocking more of a casual surfer vibe with his long blonde hair, tie-dye tank, denim shorts, and white sneakers.

Is It Fun?

We do appreciate the diversity in this lineup. The inclusion of a doll with Vitiligo, a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches, allows kids who have the disease to see themselves represented through Barbie. That said, sometimes we're not always sold on the trendiness of the fashions, but we'll take Mattel's word for it.

Who It’s For

Barbie Fashionistas are for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Each doll is sold separately.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy