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Barbiecore is inspired by Mattel fashion doll Barbie. Barbiecore is the wholesome little sister to the more jaded, more adult Bubblegum Bitch.

The aesthetic also includes "girly" 2000s television series like Lizzie McGuire and Hannah Montana, which focused on middle class American families. These shows encouraged confidence, female friendships, and girl power. Other products produced for tweens and teens in the early 2000s, like LipSmacker, are also part of the aesthetic.

Imagery from a more upper class lifestyle created by the Barbie toy line and movies, which includes multiple cars, a private jet, huge house, multiple pets including horses, and a yacht, is also found in this aesthetic, especially when the items are pink.

Fashion

Fashion takes inspiration from the mainstream styles for girls and women in the late 1990s to early 2000s. With fashion inspired by specific Barbie movies, there can be crossover with Surf Crush, Equestrian, Fairycore, Princesscore, and Western aesthetics. The cutesy graphics can cause a crossover with Sanriocore or Unicorncore.

  • Baby tees or crop tops (may include graphics)
  • Marabou feathers
  • Low-rise jeans
  • Belly-chains
  • Miniskirts
  • Velvet track suits
  • Tennis skirts
  • Faux fur coats and jackets
  • High heels
  • Ugg boots
  • Knee high boots
  • Athletic sneakers
  • Tennis shoes

Accessories

Barbiecore accessories include:

  • Expensive plush clothing and shoes
  • Animal prints varying in shades
  • Pink and purple
  • Clear and holographic accessories
  • Heart shaped sunglasses
  • Tiny purses or shoulder bags
  • Plastic hair clips and jewelry

Makeup

Barbie is most often depicted as a white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. People who do not naturally look like this sometimes wear a blonde wig and blue contact lenses to be more recognizable as Barbie.

  • Lipgloss
  • Brightly colored nail polish
  • Glitter makeup like eyeshadow and nail polish
  • False eyelashes

Websites & Stores

Clothes from the 90s and early 2000s can easily be found on websites like Ebay. Look for items from mall brands like the ones listed below.

  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • Aeropostale
  • American Apparel
  • American Eagle
  • Fendi
  • Forever 21
  • Gucci
  • Hollister
  • Juicy Couture
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Chanel


Movies

Wholesome, kid and tween friendly media. If the movie focuses on adults, sex, violence, and swearing is not a part of it.

  • All Barbie movies*
  • Clueless (1995)
  • Passport To Paris (1999)
  • Bring It On (2000)
  • Our Lips Are Sealed (2000)
  • Legally Blonde (2001) and Legally Blonde 2 (2003)
  • Life-Size (2000) and Life-Size 2 (2018)
  • Winning London (2001)
  • Cadet Kelly (2002)
  • Get A Clue (2002)
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
  • 13 Going on 30 (2004)
  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • New York Minute (2004)
  • Mean Girls (2004)
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
  • Ice Princess (2005)
  • Aquamarine (2006)
  • Just My Luck (2006)
  • Enchanted (2007)
  • Hairspray (2007)
  • 16 Wishes (2010)
  • Letters to Juliet (2010)
  • Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)

*The total number of Barbie movies is disputed. Depending on those included, the number can range from 37 to 41.

TV Shows

  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
  • Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004)
  • Winx Club (2004-)
  • H2O: Just Add Water (2006-2010)
  • Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse (2012-)

Fictional Characters

  • Daphne from Scooby-Doo
  • Elle Woods from Legally Blonde
  • London Tipton from The Suite Life of Zach and Cody
  • Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical movies

Music

Playlists

Artists

  • Anna Nicole Smith
  • Ariana Grande
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Ayesha Erotica
  • Britney Spears
  • Fergie
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Hilary Duff
  • Katy Perry
  • Ke$ha
  • MARINA
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Paris Hilton
  • Spice Girls
  • Slayyyter
  • That Kid

Music Videos

Gallery


Resources

  • ModernGurlz YouTube channel discusses many 1990s and 2000s movies as well as fashion trends from the time
  • FYRetroBarbie Tumblr dedicated to 90s/2000s era Barbie
  • Style Dollz.com - popular graphics from the early 2000s featuring Barbie and Bratz doll-like cartoon women

Outfits/Makeover

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