questionsare there modest barbie clothes?

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I like those but after shipping its almost 10 bucks

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These are very cute though thanks.

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There are some fairly inexpensive new barbie clothes on ebay and there is a princess collection (three dresses) that covers all of the lady bits.

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I believe all 3 can be found in your local Toys R Us if shipping is too much.

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@wootmango22: Sweet under 5 bucks with shipping. I like

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I'll dig around. Something in the back of my brain is waving about modest Barbie clothes being made by someone upset with "ho-ish" fashions for both Babs and the Bratz dolls (Ugh! Dislike the Bratz, but will always adore Barbie & her Friends before they went all pole-dancer on me.)

Having tried to make clothes for my Barbies when I got to be 10 or 11, I think they are worth every bit of the ten dollars if it's a complete ensemble. I stuck myself with a sewing needle over and over trying to make those tiny fashions.

Edit! ETSY!! http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=for+barbie&search_type=handmade&ref=auto that was just a search "for Barbie." They have lots of reasonable stuff and I know there are places on line where you can buy accessories like purses and shoes.

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Like @lavikinga , I was gonna suggest Etsy.
Most seem to be around $4, with $2 shipping.

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"My daughter is 2 and we will be giving her a dollhouse and barbies for her birthday. I need 2 Barbie outfits."

Just a few suggestions to consider...

Have you considered going the Polly Pocket route? Polly Pockets are smaller & the clothes snap on & off and they are sooooo much less expensive. They are easier to manipulate for a 3 yr old because they require less fine motor skills. They come with all sorts of fun houses/amusement parks etc.

Another doll you could consider is going with Barbie's little sister Kelly and her friends - also a smaller doll and easier to manipulate.

Barbie can be a bit frustrating for little hands... My Little Pony can provide all the grooming/play set/social interaction without the clothes issue and it's especially easy for very young kids to handle

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My personal experience with Barbies has been that, no matter what clothes are available, Barbie spends most of her time as a nudist.

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@dosquatch: I would agree. However in my house it will be a rule keep your barbies dressed or I will take them away its simple. I agree that she may be a bit young for barbies etc... However, we got the doll house for free and spent time fixing it up and painting it. It also came along with the free barbies a big exciting gift that costs me just the barbie clothes is a pretty good deal.

And as much as it pains me to admit it I expect my 4 year old son will get some use out of the toy as well. Though he has full size marine barbies to compensate. I am hoping he launches assaults on the doll house but I fear more likely he will play withe barbies I suppose hes only 4 so no big deal. It just doesn't sound manly to admit it out loud I suppose.

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I have two daughters-- 2 1/2 and 4 1/2, and they're not too into Barbies; they prefer Strawberry Shortcake and the Little People.

My oldest wanted a Barbie because of Toy Story 3 (and then we had to get another for the younger one since their at the age where they want what the other one has) but they really haven't played with them recently. At age two, Barbie clothes may be too hard to put on and take off.

Are you sure she is old enough/interested enough in Barbie? If you're looking for a higher-caliber toy, have you looked into Calico Critters?

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@matthewjfazio: That's why I am buying only 2 things of clothes. I intend to put them on and for them to stay on. As she gets older if she takes an interest to them then she can have more clothes and accessories.

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@djbowman: marine barbies? Yikes. They used to call them GI Joes.

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When my daughter was that age (2) and having no older siblings, Raggedy Ann & Andy, but especially the baby doll type, were what she & her friends enjoyed. How times have changed. Eventually we had all of the stuff - houses, airplanes, beauty shops, etc.

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@djbowman I am not one to ask but looks like the other deals girls came through with some nice stuff. I have no babies yet (sad face) and I was a troll doll kid.

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@klozitshoper: Barbie broke up with Ken, Ken got self-conscious about his body, worked out, went to a stylist, had plastic surgery, and came back to woo Barbie. I'm not sure if they're back together, but apparently Barbie gives body image issues to not only live girls but also inanimate males...

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/02/09/ken.barbie.reut/

I (as a boy) used to have a Strawberry Shortcake cookbook, which I enjoyed. Particularly because it taught me to make banana-peanut butter sandwiches. Also while my sister did play with my little ponies, they used to have some stegosaurus friend that was mine, which I used to play with her -- so it's not unimaginable that you can have your children can play together with the same set of toys (if you're the type to be concerned about gender roles).

Personally, I love when kids (of both genders) play with toy power tools. It's a skill all kids should have (as is cooking).

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As a note, my stegosaurus was not one of those scary looking my little dinosaurs with hair... who puts hair on dinosaurs?!?

Also, I found some my little ponies that you may approve of your boys playing with: http://culturepopped.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-little-pony-madness.html

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@chaosamoeba: A thousand years ago, when my son was five-ish, I overheard a conversation he had with a neighbor-boy while they compared what kind of toys they liked.

Son: I like to play with dolls sometimes, too.
Friend: You mean like G.I. Joe, right? Not real dolls.
Son: I like G.I. Joe sometimes, but I also like a baby doll I got for Christmas. I like to play that I'm the daddy and I'm taking care of him while his mommy is at the store.

He grew up to be a really nice, independent, strong man who chose (or was chosen by) a really nice, independent, strong woman to wed. They both know how to use power tools, and they both cook well, as do his parents. I think kids need toys that facilitate imagination and role-playing, and we always tried to maintain an attitude that toys were gender-free.

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My Barbie married G.I. Joe. He had a REAL beard AND a Jeep!

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@magic cave: I like to hear stories like that! The best toys that my sister, brother and I received were Tinkertoys (the all wood ones that may have been made by Ideal), Toss Across, Lincoln Logs, etc. We all played with the HotWheels (great weapons, those orange tracks) and Rock 'em Sock'em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos, KerPlunk, Battleship, etc. The toys that everyone could enjoy seemed to be the most fun.

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@djbowman: my son used to take my daughter's Barbies & Kens and switch the heads... thus preforming a sex change.

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@combustiblekitty: My kids tried to do the same thing, exception with Ninja Turtles. Two years ago on a family trip to visit my folks' cabin my 20 year old boy/girl twins rediscovered their stash of toys. It was very bizarre to see the both of them "playing" My Little Ponies. There was a lot of "OH! I remember this!" as they dug through the box. A lot of my Dad's toys from the 40s are still in that box as well. I swear that cabin is like a time machine.

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I guess its ok he plays with dolls. Thank you for your support.

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@chaosamoeba: I am so sorry about the break-up, but then again I pretty much thought that Ken was rather insipid. My exposure to that entire genre was from a neice and a daughter. I grew in a neighborhood where I was the only girl. My mother puchased every kind of doll you can think of - brides, babies, Story Book (now you REALLY know how old I am). I was only interested in sports - football, baseball, and I was good enough to play on the teams. In high school I was often sought out by girls to fix them up with my friends! My mother sadly found all of the dolls when she moved out of her house decayed in the attic and chewed to bits by squirrels probably. I am always so glad to see children playing with one another without being sterotyped as to what they "ought" to do or be interested in.

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@lavikinga: Ah, memories. I forgot about Tinker Toys, and there were Lincoln Logs for which you were probably too young when they were popular.

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My sister and I have been selling jewelry at local craft shows, and a lot of them have hand-made doll clothes, including Barbie. Most of those are things like princess dresses in modest designs. If you sew, there are Butterick/McCall's patterns for Barbie - my girl scout troop did that to earn a patch, many years ago. You can't get too revealing with home-sewn Barbie clothes - there wouldn't be enough fabric to hold the stitches!

You could always go with my sister's favorite from when we were kids, a couple of kleenexes and a twist tie to fashion a crazy toga-type dress :)

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@klozitshoper: I played with my Dad's. In fact, I think they made the move from his parents' home to his when they closed my grandparents' home. I'm thinking MY future grandkids will get to play with them eventually.

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@emilyb0902: lol on the klenexes we did that too as well as made them out of baby socks that were old(normally ours)cut the end off cut two arm holes-yarn belt Wala outfit(make sure the bend in the sock is on the butt side LOL)
I owned one barbie and she was passed down from 2 sisters-so I learned to make due with what I had to dress her(my grandma always said the naked Barbies would catch cold so they at least had to be wrapped up-LOL)
Pieces of fabric with belts of yarn we always in fashion,I also learned how to crochet at an early age(my DAD taught ME) and I made barbie some prety wild outfits with all that 70's colored yarn,ahh think granney squared Barbie.
Also look in your local paper for Taylors some of the older ones I knew made barbie clothes as a hobby to use up scraps of fabric they had around
Craft fairs also some elderly ladies I knew made them to support themselves and would sell them at xmas time every year-this was years ago so I am not sure
Thanks for the memories!

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14,000 listings for Barbie Clothes on Ebay,and I thought there was a lot of Tupperware-good grief!

How about Kimnos??
They look descent and are probably easier to use than traditional clothes?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Barbie-Doll-Clothes-Dress-Handmade-Japan-6-Pcs-Kimono-/300488969041?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f689cb51

One more thing to there are a lot of "collections" of Barbie clothes on ebay if you want easy to dress,budget friendly, non hoish fashions think about emailing one of the larger sellers-more than likely you will find one who will help you in your quest-Happy shopping!

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How will the Government protect us from terrorism if we teach our children modesty?

Given the example of a barbie that must be clothed, it will be truly damaging when the TSA agent Nude-o-Scans and molests your child at a security checkpoint. Set the right example now, a naked detained barbie is a barbie safe from terrorism.

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@dosquatch: as a decapitated armless nudist.
@jnc: and a naked detained (handcuffed?) barbie is SOOOO HOT! OMG!!!!

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funny story. while in abu dhabi, UAE, i came across burqa barbie... does that even count as modest? or as something far different...?

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@woothulhu: havent you heard, marine barbies got DADT rescinded...

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get a ken at the thrift store:
1. you now have jeans and a t-shirt for barbie
new problem:
2. you have to hide a naked ken.

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If you don't mind buying from a muslim website they sell modest barbie clothes.over 160 outfits handmade and beautiful.mormons,catholics,orthodox jews,muslims etc buy from them.first go to the site muslimtoysanddolls.com and then click on dolls and accessories and then click on Islamic doll clothes.they are all styles but modest.and reasonably priced compared to barbie clothes and handmade.I hope i did not offend anyone.

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Excellent suggestion thank you

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i know a site that all different religions go to for handmade modest barbie doll clothes and over 160 different choices and all styles.muslimtoysanddolls.com and go to dolls and accessories and then to Islamic doll clothes and you will be so happy.

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I would be happy to offer you some of the dresses and gowns I originally created for my granddaughters . I agree that stores offer expensive, cheaply made, and risque styles. I do not have a website , though I can send you pictures by email if interested. My specialty is creating gowns, dresses, & accessories by deconstructing little girls outgrown fashions. How does 2, 3, or 4 dollars for most dresses and their accessories, plus shipping sound? FYI: sallyk@aol.com