Missguided recently released a “super cute” collaboration with Barbie, that featured a range of khaki, black, white and pink items baring the trademark logo and a shed load of nostalgia.
We’d be lying if we said, at the age of five or six, we didn’t enjoy decorating Bathtime Barbie with the coloured foam she came with, or squeezing Disco Barbie’s tiny feet into unbearably high fuchsia stilettos to totter round the kitchen floor with.
But for all toymaker Mattel’s attempts to diversify the world’s most famous doll, she has a lot of body image and inclusivity questions to answer for. For that reason, on the subject of wearing Barbie-branding fashion during adulthood, we’re out.
Here are some decisively more badass, but pinker than pink, high street items we’d rather wear instead. Thigh gaps not included.