How does ‘Curvy Barbie’ compare with an average woman?

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Mattel has been praised for the release of three new types of Barbie – curvy, petite and tall. They've now gone on sale in the UK but how close do the dolls come to representing the average young woman?

Say the word "Barbie" and you'll probably picture a thin doll with make-up, a mane of straight blonde hair and garish clothes.

Now toymakers Mattel have released three new body shapes. Original Barbie is being joined by Curvy Barbie, Tall Barbie and Petite Barbie. The latest Fashionistas line also features a wide range of skin tones reflecting many different ethnicities.

With children's body image firmly on the agenda, the new dolls' arrival has been met by a broadly positive response. But how reflective are these dolls of young women in Britain and America?

If Barbie were a real woman…

Mattel says it doesn't have a scale that would give Barbie's full-size dimensions. But there is "playscale" – a ratio of 1:6 that governs the size of many toys. If you accept that as a ratio for Barbie then you can multiply all her dimensions by six to find the real-world size.

Like the first ever Barbie, Curvy Barbie is 11in (27.9cm) tall. Multiply by six and you find Barbie would be 5ft 6in. That's taller than the average UK woman at 5ft 3in and slightly more than the average US woman at just under 5ft 4in.

Real-life Barbie has often been credited as being 5ft 9in, but this may come from measuring the doll in its typical high-heeled shoes before scaling up. To simply take Barbie as 5ft 9in would produce a ratio of 6.35 and different measurements. Keep Reading

Indian state where a plane on the roof is normal

Punjab Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK

Photographer Rajesh Vora has been fascinated with the variety of sculptures – ranging from military tanks to animals to aeroplanes – that sit atop roofs of houses in rural areas of north India's Punjab state.

Mr Vora travelled more than 6,000km (3,728 miles) across four districts in the state to photograph the sculptures, introduced to Punjab by immigrants who began building homes in their villages back in the late 1970s.

The sculptures often represent the aspirations of their owners, along with some elements of their personal history, which is why aeroplanes were often a common theme.

The photographs are being displayed in an exhibition called "Everyday Baroque", organised by Delhi-based Photoink.

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Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK Offers “Instant Affiliate Websites”

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Darlene’s Sewing Etc is located at 2149 A 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79412. Store hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10AM-5:30PM and Saturday from 10AM-1PM.


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