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!

Dolls and Apologies

I am so sorry to all my fellow doll enthusiasts that I have not posted in quite a long time. I have been dealing with my own personal life stuff, and blogging hasn’t been high on the priority list. Dolls, of course, still are high up there and they are still involved in my everyday life.

Unfortunately, I do have some sad news: I have left American Girl at Indigo. I could no longer handle the almost 2 hour commute every day. I am going to be working at the Chapters Langley location starting late December. No, there is no American Girl department there, but they have Wellie Wishers in the Kid’s department so I will still have some dolly friends hanging around. LoL.

Before my departure from AG in Vancouver I had the great chance to train new Doll Stylists for the salon. They will be there ready to style your doll’s hair this holiday season and beyond!

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In other news, I decided I wanted a curvy barbie for Christmas. I specifically want Doll 48, Fashionistas Daisy Pop. She really makes me think of the 90’s:

I love that Barbie has finally gotten with the times and created dolls with different body types. What do you think?