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Dua Lipa will star in 'Barbie' and all we care about is her hair transformation

The singer announced her role (and blue hair) in the upcoming Margot Robbie film...

Dua Lipa at Versace Fall/Winter 2023 fashion show
Lauren Ramsay
Online Writer
April 4, 2023
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Barbie is officially going to be the most fashionable film of the year. Dua Lipa has announced she will star in the hotly-anticipated movie alongside Margot Robbie, and fans cannot contain their excitement.

Robbie proved she was the ultimate Barbie in the film trailer released in December, showcasing a slew of outfits that evoked as much sartorial serotonin as they did nostalgia. And Dua is the addition to the cast we never knew we needed.

From her 1980s Bond girl look to naked dresses and thong-baring backless dresses, the international megastar has cemented her place as one of the biggest fashion muses on the planet. So much so she was announced as a co-chair for this year’s upcoming Met Gala alongside Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel and Anna Wintour.

MORE: Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel and Penélope Cruz have been announced as Met Gala 2023 hosts 

RELATED: Margot Robbie is the perfect Barbie, and the new film trailer proves it 

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The Levitiating singer posted an image to her Instagram page that gave the ‘mermaidcore’ trend a whole new meaning. She wore the ultimate blue pearlescent shell bandeau that was reminiscent of the first mermaid Barbie's from the 90s. And though the original dolls kept the character's signature blonde locks, Dua rocked the wackiest blue curly wig that both Dolly Parton and Marge Simpson would approve of. It also proved she is capable of dazzling in absolutely any look. We know exactly what our next fancy dress party look will be…

A blue and pearl necklace and dangle earrings (another revived retro accessories style) completed her exceptional outfit, whilst a scintillating blue eye glam look made the case for last year's Y2K beauty trend to stay for summer 2023.

MORE: Margot Robbie's best Barbie fashion looks: see all the photos 

READ: Dua Lipa serves '1980s Bond girl' at Saint Laurent's Paris Fashion Week show 

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She captioned the photo “This Barbie is a mermaid!! #BarbieTheMovie @barbiethemovie

One user commented: “COME ON BARBIE LET'S GO PARTY” whilst others said “Another reason to watch this movie” and “crying shaking and throwing up” – our sentiments exactly.

We’ve been expecting the singer-cum-fashion icon to add ‘actor’ to her list of accolades since last year. Her debut movie Argylle – a spy movie directed by Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, was due to be released in 2022 but was pushed back to this year. 

A double dose of Dua in character awaits and we can’t wait.

Barbie will be released in the UK on July 21 2023.

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