The world’s most popular doll, Barbie turns 60 this year. The pop culture icon is known for her inimitable style and fashion sensibilities. She is trend savvy, yet also timeless. Ever the role model for young girls, she sets a fine example that you don’t need to show a lot of skin to look good or be stylish – Barbie wears a variety of hem lengths and necklines, and always looks classy. Here are some of our favourite looks.
Power dressing: Pink isn’t just for playtime. Keep it sharp and you can still mean business without compromising your femininity. Stay monochromatic, balancing a bold hue with subtle one, so it doesn’t look flashy.
She loves her fur, but opts for faux to stay politically correct. Team luxe fabric with casual denims for sharp AM outfits, that are dressy enough for PM dos. Stick to dark denims – they always look more chic.
Last year’s trendy nod to see-through outfits were trashy, and one we’d like to forget. But Barbie manages to make it look posh and fancy, by teaming a clear jacket with a nude bustier, and going for ladylike prettiness with a tulle skirt and dainty heels. It’s all about juxtapositions.
Here’s how to wear print on print: Scale – mix bold motifs with subtle ones.
Double wow: (Left) A Peter Pan collar gives a playful feminine touch to a sharp pantsuit – good for office or play.
(Right) Monochrome doesn’t have to be boring – add bright accessories for a pop of colour. Details like an interesting neckline or puffy sleeves, make a white shirt anything but basic.
We love this tribute to the 60s – the shift silhouette, bold geometric print and pale pink lipstick – so Twiggy. Aviator goggles give it a modern update and prevents this ensemble from just being a blast from the past.