Valentine’s Barbie 2004
The 2004 Valentine’s edition of Barbie is called ‘Hearts and Kisses’ and the clothing she is wearing exhibits noughties fashion accurately due to the very low rise bootleg jeans that are synonymous with 2000s fashion. Moreover, the doll has a stylish belt which sits loosely on the hips and acts as decoration over the purpose of function. Girls often wore belts similar to this because it was the height of style and it is shown through this Barbie doll. The graphic top that is on the doll is very reminiscent of noughties style, especially popular amongst teenage girls. The one shoulder scrappy top is a signature 2000s style that fits into a girly hip-hop style.
Barbie dolls had an influence on the children that played with them, and in particular the appearance and clothing. What the Barbie dolls wore may have had an influence on what those who played with the Barbies would want to wear. The dolls exhibit and portray the styles and trends that were hugely popular at the time of their release and therefore they represent monumental fashion pieces.