Ruth Handler, who was inspired to design these fashion icons by her daughter's love for playing with paper dolls, did leave the world with the greatest controversy of them all.
As she realized that young girls liked to imitate adult women around them, Ruth designed Barbie with an adult body. Her husband Eliot Handler, wasn't sure about this paradoxical business plan would sell.
However, after Barbie made her debut on the 9th of March 1959, there was no looking back for the toy company. Since then, the toy doll has been through innumerable changes in look, style and fashion. Her clothes have been coveted by older women and younger girls alike.
Quintessential Barbie dolls have always had blonde hair. However, as the company began expanding its markets and catering to the needs of the globe, these dolls have had a change in look. Take advantage of this, and let your hair be as they are. Now, wash your hair and condition them well. Very rarely will you see a Barbie without a hairdo.
However, with so many variations, picking one would be very confusing. Pick the Ballerina look, as it pretty much resembles the older versions too. Straighten out your fringes and tuck them to the left or the right. Tie the remaining hair in a pony and curl the ends inwards, to complete the hairdo.
For the Barbie ballerina look, pick a pink tutu that has a lot of net or tulle. These fabrics will give it the required volume. On top of the tutu, get a matching corset, to accentuate waistline and make the volume of the tutu look larger than what it is. The clothes typically resemble a Barbie clothes look, and the pink will give you Barbie like femininity.
Since this is the ballerina look in question, you will obviously have to wear ballet shoes or slippers. For the soft and feminine look, make the slippers out of satin. You can wrap your regular pumps in a pink satin cloth that rounds at the toes and crosses your foot to tie a knot at the ankle. Make sure that your footwear matches the shade of your dress.
If you have ever bought a Barbie, you would know that she always has some accessories. A Barbie without accessories is an incomplete one.
Since her inception into the toy world, Barbie has been a part of several controversies. Despite her anorexic built that worries psychologists the world over or her racist undertones, a lot of children are still fascinated by her surreal looks. Although being her size is inadvisable, the least you can do is to emulate her eternal style.