Barbie has gone through many transformations over the years to look more like women in real life. The age old stick thin Barbie is often criticized for proportions that resemble a tiny fraction of the population. Mattel, the Barbie manufacturer, recently announced that Barbie would now be available in 4 different Body types, 7 skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. The 4 available body types are Original, Curvy, Tall and Petite
Worldwide, Barbie is one of the most popular toys for girls. The current portrayal of Dolls leaves unrealistic expectations of what Women should look like, especially on impressionable young girls. With these new Dolls, Girls would be able to relate to them easily as the new Barbie now looks like themselves or their close Friends.