I was SUPER excited when Mattel announced the new body types they were releasing for Barbie. finally I was able to find some in my store. since everyone seemed to be clamouring for Sweetheart Stripes, a Curvy doll given the number 27, I went ahead and bought her as soon as I found her in my local store.
the back of the box features all of the dolls in this wave, and there are quite a few. there are even 3 Kens in this line.
her fashion is 2 pieces. the top is black, white, and magenta. the yoke is magenta netting that makes a sweetheart neckline with a black and white striped section running between the two black sides that look sort of like a corset. the bottom of the shirt flares out and is made with a shiney plasticky material that connects with the rest of the top via a magenta waist ribbon. the skirt is navy with magenta top stitching for detailing.
her shoes are a nice sensible pair of black wedges. I always get a bit of a thrill when Barbie is wearing shoes I would actually wear. as a balance challenged person, you will never catch me in stilettos!
the shoes have stud detailing on the ankle straps. the detailing runs down both sides of the shoes and across the toes. the wedge part also has smaller studded detailing.
her final accessory is a pair of very large translucent purple sunglasses. they have square shaped lenses. I think these could use a little paint on the arms and on the frame part.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: new body type! clothes have good mix/match potential
The Bad: new body type probably won't fit most older clothes, little articulation
The Verdict: so far she seems to be the most popular doll in the line. if you like her look, I advise you grab her when you see her.