Parents' Guide to

Barbie Fashion Show

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

A fun way for kids to play with fashion design.

Game Windows 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 4+

This game is really good. Most of the goirls like this game. girls also like this game. For that they have to download this game from given linkL

age 10+

Barbie Fashion Show

I have this game and it is an amazing game where you design fashions for certain events! it is very fun. You can suit the fashions to your own style which is amazing.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (58):

Barbie's friends have different skin colors that hint at ethnicity, but the faces all resemble Barbie's so this attempt at diversity is lukewarm at best. Cleverly, the program doesn't give players all the patterns and fabric options in the beginning -- they are unlocked gradually during the first 10 assignments. An easy-to-use interface and special brushes allow kids to combine fabrics; 80 different decals add pizzazz. Kids can even try to share their creations by uploading them to, where Mattel will select some of the designs to post.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games
  • Release date: September 29, 2004
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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