Barbie still has it

Wedding Dresses
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From left: Dan Lecca, Courtesy of Mattel

Barbie always had everything—the coolest car, the hottest guy, the most beautiful house, and of course, the best clothes. While you might be a little past playing with dolls, it seems like Barbie has grown up right along with you, and again, has it all. The Romanticist, the new Barbie doll from Mattel's Vera Wang Bride collection is dressed in a strapless, mermaid style gown with lace-like accents giving it a chic, Mexican fiesta vibe. And where did Ms. Wang get her inspiration for the gown? Her own bridal collection we assume. If you want to dress just like Barbie, try Vera Wang's Audrey dress. The strapless mermaid gown is fused with Chantilly lace appliques and a pleated organza fan-tiered skirt. Prices range from $10,000-$13,000, but for around $150 you buy own your own miniature version at barbiecollector.com. —Cari Wolfert

Wedding Wisdom: When purchasing collectables, make sure to keep everything in the original packaging. Removing it will lessen the value.

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