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    Default Why does Barbie need underwear?

    DH & I were discussing this a couple of weeks ago. One of Tiven's Barbie dolls has embossed underwear covering what would be her genital area and rear end. We were laughing about how there's nothing there to hide anyway, and how what she really needed was a good support bra because those gazzonkers wouldn't be nearly as perky in real life. We had a really good laugh about that! But then today I read this article about the Pink Princess Barbie that is wearing what appears to be a bustier! WTF? Why does Barbie need underwear?

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    I can't link to the post. But no way would she need a bra with rockin implants like those!

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    I guess I don't really get the question. Why does Barbie need underwear? Why does she need shoes, or a dress? I assume it's because they figure kids will want to "dress up" the Barbie, and most of us wear underwear when we're dressed. I don't really get why that's weird or a problem.

    Now, if the question is "Why does Barbie need sexy underwear?" I can see the issue. Although I don't really think of a pink Barbie bustier (at least the one I'm picturing in my mind, basically a plain plastic pink layer that covers Barbie's boobs and belly) as "sexy" any more so than I think a tankini is "sexier" than a regular bikini top. It depends on how it's done. If Barbie was wearing a g string, I would question it. If she was wearing a little see through black lace bra, I would question it. But this bustier in my head sounds pretty tame. The daughter thought it was a bathing suit.

    I'm not a huge Barbie fan (I also don't really think Barbie is evil.) I just don't really understand why it's a problem for her to wear underwear. I wear underwear. My kid wears underwear. What's wrong with underwear?
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    because it's fun to dress her up in whatever.

    My little girl didn't want to wear anything of what barbie wore... so it didn't really matter to me. She didn't want the shiny white leather pants, and so I'm thinking she wouldn't go for a bustier either lol
    I was kind of glad she grew out of barbie fast!!

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    I actually have an issue with Barbies undergarments at the moment, but its not the same one

    My daughter has received a number of Barbies lately (for example, the princess and the popstar ones at Christmas) that you cant take the shirts off of! When the skirt comes off there is an 'underwear' piece underneath that attaches to the top. Sort of like a bodysuit that is painted on her body. This really irritates me because these barbies will forever have to be 'the princess' or whatever. It takes away so much of the creativity and imagination of barbie. I remember the funnest part being dressing her up in different outfits and it annoys me that this has been taken away.
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    My 5 year old was wondering the other day if "Barbie had to have a period" so maybe that is why she is wearing underwear?
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    Kyla, that's exactly what the article I linked to is about!

    I wouldn't mind if Barbie came with *real* underwear because that's the fun of Barbie, dressing her up & undressing her. I don't like the embossed panties. You can't take them off, they're part of her, which seems to send the message that Barbie has something to hide. She doesn't. She doesn't have anything down there because she's not supposed to be real, she doesn't even look like any real woman. If we're going to cover up her nether region nothingness, then why not give her an embossed bra, too, and cover up the parts that you actually can see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    My 5 year old was wondering the other day if "Barbie had to have a period" so maybe that is why she is wearing underwear?
    OMG that's funny. Maybe the next Barbie accessory will be a tiny pack of Seasonique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    My 5 year old was wondering the other day if "Barbie had to have a period" so maybe that is why she is wearing underwear?
    That is funny!

    I have not seen any of the Barbies you guys are talking about but normal underwear that come on and off are normal. We all wear underwear. It is normal that barbie would too.

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    I never thought about it but I had I swear I had a Barbie like this as a kid. It never occurred to me that she had something to hide. I'm not hiding anything when I wear underwear, well not in the sense that I'm covering in shame. I always figured it is because underwear would be hard to put on Barbie.

    I hated when my dolls didn't have underwear. I have no idea why.

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