Breaking news! Mattel made a huge announcement today on the cover of TIME Magazine – Barbie has finally been given a new body! Those of you who follow me should know that I am a lifelong fan of Barbie and this news is incredibly exciting!
The new dolls have seven skin tones, 22 eye colours, 24 hairstyles and new clothes and accessories. They are available for order on website shop.mattel.com starting Thursday and in stores later.
The following are three dolls from Mattel’s new CURVY range of dolls:
What do you think of the new range of body sizes for Barbie? Do you think this will help change our perceptions of body image? Will the help to make a positive impact on the views of the stereotypical ideal of beauty in society?