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Barbiecore is a hyperfeminine aesthetic inspired by Mattel fashion doll Barbie. Barbiecore is the more kid-friendly version of its more adult, jaded, McBling inspired sisters Bubblegum Bitch and Bimbocore. The main defining characteristic of this aesthetic, which can vary in fashion style, is the color hot pink.

The aesthetic also includes more "girly" 2000s television series like Lizzie McGuire and Hannah Montana, which focused on middle class American families. These shows encouraged confidence, female friendships, freedom, and girl power. Other products produced for tweens and teens in the early 2000s, like Lip Smackers, 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 Soft Girl and Pretty Preppy fashion, though with fashion inspired by specific Barbie movies there can be crossover with Key West Kitten, Fairycore, Princesscore/Pink Princess, Mermaidcore, and Equestrian aesthetics. The cutesy graphics can cause a crossover with Sanriocore or Unicorncore, as well as Bratzcore.

  • 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
  • Co-ords

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, but this is not necessary. Anyone of any ethnicity can be a Barbie girl just like there are Barbie dolls of all ethnicities.

  • Lip-gloss
  • 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

Media[]

Film[]

All Barbie movies as well as more kid-friendly movies that fit this aesthetic.

  • All Barbie direct to DVD/dtd movies
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Barbie (2023)

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

Television[]

  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
  • Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004)
  • Two and a Half Men (2003-2015)
  • Winx Club (2004-present)
  • World of Winx (2016)
  • Barbie life in the dream house (2012-2015)

Web-Series[]

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
  • Jennifer Check from Jennifer's Body
  • The Fashion Club from Daria
  • Barbie from Barbie

Music[]

Musical Artists[]

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Britney Spears
  • Boys Like Girls

Music Videos[]

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
  • Mina Le - A YouTube channel dedicated to discussing fashion commentary and the many aspects of media and culture.
  • Li Speaks - A Youtube channel whose main objective is to delve into the topic of lost media and semi-lost media from the 2000s, especially in child content.

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