Before the '90s kids came of age and invented millennial pink, another pink was already etched into our conscience – the vibrant fuchsia that was quintessentially Barbie. Maybe the 1959 doll wasn’t a beacon of feminism quite yet, but her vivacious, unapologetic choice of color would become a style symbol for girl bosses who rejected the notion that pink was inherently incompatible with power – Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods, Nintendo’s kick-ass Princess Peach, and — though somewhat less admirably — Mean Girl’s Plastics clique.
Now, at a time when girl power is more the rule than it is the exception, Barbie’s all-pink aesthetic seems to have become de rigueur for musicians-slash-actresses-slash-supermodels this summer. Everyone from Zendaya to Celine Dion is busting out with head-to-toe pink ensembles ranging from satin slip dresses to '80s-style belted blazers. Gigi Hadid even debuted the sweetest pink leather outfit complete with studded pink heels, which goes to show that neither Barbie’s nor Lizzie McGuire’s legacy has been forgotten.
With the lush color palettes of the summer season, what better time is there to channel your inner Barbie girl? Scroll down to see the prettiest-in-pink outfit inspo from our favorite it-girls and girl bosses. Shop our selection of all-pink looks perfect for dressing yourself instead of your Barbie.
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