Barbie vs Real Life Curves | A NEW Study in Comparison

Barbie in Real Life

Just in time for my seemingly monthly Barbie beauty feature, artist Nickolay Lamm has yet again brought us another fascinating study on the wildly inaccurate bodily proportions of a Barbie doll compared to those of a healthy young woman.

I just LOVE looking through the artist’s comparison photos. I think Nickolay’s version looks modern, fit, and healthy, and I don’t see why the toy market doesn’t have room for dolls that represent a more well-rounded vision of the world around us.

Click through the link below to see the 15 side-by side photos…

Barbie vs Real Women: Nickolay Lamm’s Latest Study in Comparison


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  • crystal

    July 5, 2013 |

    I’m going to be honest, I had never looked at a barbie and felt bad about myself for not looking like her. I never even thought of that until I became a mother and everyone else started talking about it. Does that make me abnormal?

  • Mana

    July 5, 2013 |

    I never felt bad about myself because of Barbie either. I never felt bad about myself until kids at school started picking on me. Even now as a mother, my son plays Barbies with his girl cousin and I don’t worry that he thinks women should look like Barbie.

    I don’t think it’s about the doll, I was taught by my parents that I should be proud of who I am and how I look. I am teaching my son that all people are individuals and look different. The media and Barbie only affect children if the parents let it.

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  • Anonymous

    July 5, 2013 |

    The Barbie on the right looks a lot better/more beautiful IMO. I don’t like looking too thin/slim. I like looking ‘healthier’.

  • J.

    July 7, 2013 |

    I would absolutely have to agree with you! Interesting comparison though, so very happy someone did this!

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