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The initial emphasis was on Barbie's appearance, which reflected American society's attitude toward women. Barbie was used as a "teaching tool for femininity" (Dembner "35 and Still a Doll"). As the ideal western woman with long legs and arms, a small waist, and high round chest, Barbie represented every little girl's dream of the perfect mature body. Although there was a controversy (and still remains) over Barbie's breasts, Ruth Handler stated "Barbie was originally created to project every little girl's dream of the future and that dream (in 1959) included a mature figure" (BillyBoy 22). Also, Barbie had freckle and blemish free skin with just the proper amount of make-up on.

Other clues to 1950's American society can be seen on her original box and in the fashion booklet that accompanied her. The box is covered in haute-couture style drawings making Barbie a very fashionable figure. The cover of the booklet (as seen in Figure 2) is of Barbie's profile. Her side-ways glancing look was set against a pink background creating an air of "remarkable sophistication" (BillyBoy 18). Also, her "bright blond ponytail and saucy red lips suggested Americana and youth" (BillyBoy 18). Since slumber parties were popular among teenage girls in the late 50's, the first page of the booklet shows Barbie in dreamy, fluffy sleepwear. The next outfits pertained to hygiene and homemaking, two important skills taught to teenagers. Barbie has a pleasant attitude toward cleanliness portraying it as a cheerful experience. Barbie is seen in a Bar-B-Q outfit showing the homemaking skills required for being a good wife.

Aside from the outer garments, Barbie also wore undergarments that symbolized adulthood. She had a girdle, which was a necessary garment to encourage good posture in women. Barbie's first wardrobe also included two strap-less bras, one half slip, and one floral petticoat (Johnson "History"). All private and embarrassing questions about growing up could be answered by dressing Barbie.

Other outfits of Barbie reflected American tradition and attitudes toward females. A popular outfit of the first Barbie was the wedding dress. In the 50's, marriage was a sacred institution viewed as a necessary step in adulthood. She also owned clothing for safe recreational activities such as playing tennis and dancing ballet. These were accepted sports for women to participate in.

Fashion developments of the 1950's appeared in Barbie's wardrobes. Mattel used the latest fabric innovations such as nylon tricot, nylon tulle, sheer nylon, and nylon net, as materials for Barbie's clothing (BillyBoy 27). As women were purchasing tights, Barbie was given her first pair in 1961 to keep up with current feminine trends.

Download Barbie Wallpaper

Download Barbie Wallpaper

Download Barbie Wallpaper

Download Barbie Wallpaper

Download Barbie Wallpaper

Download Barbie Wallpaper

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