Curvy Barbie vs Original Barbie

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My new Curvy Barbie, Charlie! 

Ever since Mattel announced that they were going to be making Curvy Barbie dolls, I knew I had to have one.

Now, while I do not ‘collect’ Barbies anymore, I found that with the new body types my interest was picking back up again.

I wanted to wait to post about the differences between Curvy and Original Barbie until I had received some custom made clothes for my Curvy Charlie, but I have not yet received them and really wanted to share this review with you all!

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As you can see, Curvy Barbie has fuller thighs and hips than your traditional Barbie doll. Here is a side by side comparison:

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Viewing from the side, you can see the Curvy Charlie has a much fuller bottom than Original Barbie, a.k.a. Kitty, and she also has a nice, more natural looking ‘tummy’. From the front you can see that her hips are wider and her thighs are thicker than Original Kitty’s.

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Here is the back view! Curvy Charlie has such a cute, round bottom, as compared to Original’s.

Because of the difference in size, most Original Barbie clothes will not fit Curvy. Tops/shirts will fit, but bottoms such as skirts and pants are the issue here. I’ve found a couple Original Barbie skirts that slip over Charlie’s wider hips, but not many. That’s why I had to order custom clothes from Etsy.

What do you think of Curvy Barbie? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!

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One thought on “Curvy Barbie vs Original Barbie

  1. Tee hee…I bought one too last summer; it’s my souvenir from Calgary AB. I myself am very curvy. So she is realistic. However I’m so glad I didn’t have realistic dolls when I was growing up, as I escaped into a true fantasy world. No one had curves in that world!

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