See How Much Barbie Has Changed In 59 Years… The Photos Are Pretty Revealing.
Recently, Barbie has had a lot of backlash. Parents, teachers, and child psychologists feel that the doll with unrealistic body measurements does more harm than good. Ironically, her creator Ruth Handler wanted to inspire little girls. She felt that, "through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”
56 years later, the toy has had over 100 different careers, and a wardrobe that makes even adults jealous. Tumblr user tenaflyviper is still a huge fan of her childhood doll. She has compiled the changing looks of Barbie from 1959 to 2015. I admit, I looked for the images from the years when I was a little girl, it brought back happy memories.
In her early years Barbie had the glamorous look down. Arched brows, blue eyeshadow, and pouty lips were her style.
Barbie went from California girl, to disco dancer in the 1970's. Her smile began to show her teeth as well.
By the 1980's Barbie mirrored the times. She had bold make-up, big hair, and large accessories.
By 2004, Barbie shocked the world when she announced her breakup with longtime boyfriend Ken. Her style was sophisticated and youthful.
In 2013, Barbie decided to 'sell' her Malibu Dreamhouse. The iconic doll continues to be a top-selling toy.
Have you seen Barbie with average proportions?