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More Diversity for Barbie

By January 28, 2016life + style

It looks like Barbie is evolving. After 55 years, the dolls we spent countless hours playing with are changing for the better.

Mattel has announced that little girls will have more choices when it comes to the iconic doll. Now your little one can choose between 4 body types (standard, petite, tall, and, curvy), 7 skin tones, 22 eye colors, and 24 hairstyles.


(Photo: Courtesy Barbie).

Mattel says the change is “radical”.  Senior Design Director Robert Best said, “This is radical because we’re saying there isn’t this narrow standard of what a beautiful body looks like. This is what the world looks like.”

We agree!

Here’s what the team that created the new dolls has to say about the vision:


The dolls will be available this spring as part of the “Fashionistas” collection and can be pre-ordered now

What do you think of Barbie’s makeover? Will you be buying one?


Stephanie Kemp is a writer, poet, natural hair lover, and social media specialist. Follow her on Twitter @stephanie_poet.