The second series about Barbie after Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, this series takes on a more realistic and less cartoony feel. In this series the characters are actual people instead of dolls, Barbie and Ken aren't together and they're going to school again.
Essentially, the show follows Barbie, her family, and her friends after they get a new technologically advanced Dreamhouse and all of the different adventures that they go on. The show is fairly episodic, with most of the continuity being references to previous episodes and slight character development.
A web spinoff, Barbie Vlog, takes place within the same continuity.
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Contains examples of:
- Adaptational Name Change: Nikki's surname is "Watkins" rather than "O'Neill". Renee's surname is "Chow" instead of "Honda".
- Adaptational Nationality: Renée is depicted as Chinese-American rather than Japanese-American, which is what she is in all the dolls and the movies pre-DA.
- Age Lift: Barbie is in her late-teens instead of her being twenty-something like in previous Barbie material.
- Because of this, Skipper is now younger than in her previous depictions, although she's still a teenager.
- Alpha Bitch: Tammy.
- Battle of the Bands: "Barbie's Dance Dilemma" has Daisy and Tammy duke it out to see who's going to perform at a school dance (Tammy was cheating, of course.)
- Big Eater: Renee, who even admits in one episode that she's only good at eating as a self-deprecating joke.
- Also, Stacie, though it's not as commonly lampshaded. It is justified, since she is an athlete and a preteen.
- Big Fancy House: Both the Dreamhouse and the Reardon's mansion.
- Black and Nerdy: The Dudes dress like stereotypical nerds.
- Canon Foreigner: Daisy, the Reardons, the Dudes, Tammy...
- Cheerful Child: Chelsea retains this from Life in the Dreamhouse.
- The Fashionista: Nikki, as her most defining trait.
- Hypocrite: A few examples:
- Stacie commonly joins in shaming her dad with her sisters for things like eating dog treats and other gross stuff, but in the spinoff movie, Barbie and Chelsea in The Lost Birthday, she eats some oatmeal off of her own arm.
- Whit and Poppy both look down on George and Margaret as neglectful parents, but they clearly aren't much better.
- Meganekko: Renée's sister as shown in her only appearance in one episode.
- Palette Swap: "Family of the Year"'s villainess, Family of the Year contest producer Gloria Vaughan, is literally identical to Tammy, except she's white, blonde, wears glasses and a slightly different outfit than Tammy's.
- Phoneaholic Teenager: Skipper is the resident phone addict of the Roberts family, even comically fainting when her mother wants her off her phone.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted. Ken and Barbie are now best friends, instead of the Official Couple seen in most merchandise. Barbie does have a crush on him, however.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Trey wears a pink shirt.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Barbie looks almost identical to her mother, Margaret.
- Tsundere: Not romantically, but Skipper is one towards Stacie and Barbie.