Barbie can finally be your realistic #BodyGoals
Yay for flats-wearing Barbie!
(SPOT.ph) For decades, little girls grew up wanting to look like Barbie—some even resorted to plastic surgery and not eating just to look like her. With her itsy-bitsy waist, long, thin legs, thigh gap, and petite frame, the doll has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy (and very idealistic) body image for women.
Thankfully, these are better days! Mattel, the toy manufacturing company behind Barbie, has released a new range of dolls with more realistic figures. That’s right—we’re talking about Barbies with three new body shapes: tall, curvy, and petite. Mattel said this will promote healthy and realistic self-image so that girls can “find a doll that speaks to them.” Including the classic ones, the full range now has four body shapes, seven skin tones, 24 hairstyles…and 22 eye colors. Also, their feet can wear flats, as well as high heels.
Although the doll has undergone proportion alterations in the past, this is her biggest transformation since her 1959 debut. "Yes, some people will say we are late to the game,” head of the Barbie brand Evelyn Mazzocco said. "But changes at a huge corporation take time."
Photos from Mattel.com