What It Is
What It Is
Most of the dolls in the Barbie I Can Be... line show Barbie taking on a career. If you've ever planned a wedding, you know how big of a job that is so it's only fitting that one of Barbie's newest jobs/roles is that of bride.
Barbie as this bride wears a sparkly white halter gown with bright pink sash, tulle veil, and pink heels. Other accessories include a plastic bouquet of flowers and a hairbrush. The doll also comes with a special code that unlocks themed content online at icanbe.barbie.com for even more play.
Why It’s Fun
Barbie I Can Be... dolls and accessories let girls play out different roles and careers. One of the roles that little girls often like to play out is that of bride. With the Barbie I Can Be... Bride doll, girls can pretend to walk down the aisle and fantasize about their own big day. Added bonus: Barbie's left wrist even moves so that Barbie can properly show off her huge "diamond" ring.
Who It’s For
There's no doubt that the Barbie I Can Be... Bride doll is for little girls. The recommended age is 3 and up. This is particularly appropriate for little girls who may be asked to be the flower girl in a wedding.
What to Be Aware of
Barbie is often criticized for creating stereotypical roles for women. Our advice: Get over it. Understand that a little girl's fantasy is just that. She will learn more about her attitudes about marriage and relationships from what is modeled for her than she will playing with a doll. At 4, marriage is at best a romantic concept that's about being grown-up, glamorous and the center of attention. Let the kids play that if it appeals to them.