Over the decades the debate about how realistic Barbie’s measurements are is always a hot subject of conversation. The stature Barbie has is one that most women do not carry. The full bustline, tiny waist and perfectly sculpted hips are an image that little girls all over the world play with as children. Some argue that being exposed to this at such an early age can conjure up issues of self esteem and especially body image concerns.
But Barbie is not the only one that could be blamed for this. There are so many sources besides this plastic doll. In any case, for the sake of this post, I’m talking about Barbie. Particularly because an artist has created a doll that emulates what Barbie would look like based on the measurements of an average woman.
Artist Nickolay Lamm created this 3-D model of what Barbie would look like with the measurements of an average 19-year-old. A standard Barbie would likely be approximately 110lbs and would have measurements of 36 bust, 18 waist and 33 inch hips – very unrealistic. The average woman weighs about 145lbs and has measurements of 38 bust, 34 waist and 40 inch hips.
Lamm used the measurements of a 19-year-old so that would certainly be slightly smaller than a more mature woman. However the image still gives an impact as to what a difference between Barbie and the average female. What are your thoughts?