If this summer’s blockbuster phenomenon made you want to lace up your rollerblades and head to Barbieland – US TOO! But as a compromise, we’ll settle for Barbiecore. Which is why we’re absolutely stoked about this Toronto boutique’s new gown collection.

A gown? For a ball? Sure, and you don’t even have to be back by midnight. 

Whether you’re hunting for the perfect prom 2024 dress, or you’ve got a bougie wedding, gala, or special event coming up, you really can’t beat the hot-pink energy these Barbie-inspired gowns are serving. Papilio Boutique definitely understood the assignment.

This downtown Toronto bridal and event gown store is riding the Barbie train straight into our hearts with a dreamy new collection that Margot Robbie would want to wear. And you can rest assured you won’t be making any compromises. Papilio Boutique’s gowns are handmade in Europe from the finest materials and lightweight fabrics. You’ll feel like you’re walking the red (or pink) carpet. It’s a luxury experience from head to toe.

Are you hyped yet? 

Here are just 3 of the unreal Barbie-inspired gowns that will have you serving Barbiecore energy at your next special event.

Pretty In Pink

Photo via Papilio Boutique

Pink! It goes with everything. This ultra-femme dress is everything we love about Barbiecore and then some. The tiered mini skirt even has a detachable train – depending on how extra you’re feeling. 

Style #825 is available in watermelon (shown above), light green, ivory, cherry, pink, purple, black, azure, and grey-blue.

One Dress, Two Looks

Photo via Papilio Boutique

Arrive at the party in one look, then change it up halfway through. Is there anything more Barbie? This style has a detachable A-line overskirt for maximum drama – and we’re here for it.

Style #836 is available in azalea (shown above), ivory, grey-blue, and dark blue.

She’s A Romantic

Careful, wear this, and Taylor Swift might just ask you to be in her next music video. We love how sweet and romantic this silhouette is with it’s voluminous tulle skirt. Just image how cute it will look when you twirl!

Style #817 is available in watermelon (shown above), light green, purple, ivory, pink, black, cherry, grey-blue, azure, and powder.

This is just a taste, but you can check out the whole Barbie-inspired collection on Papilio’s website. Fair warning: whether you have an event coming up or not, these dresses are hard to resist.

If Barbieland is calling, then you can use Curiocity’s special offer code: CURIOPROM24 to get 10% of the Barbie-inspired gown of your dreams. 

Of course, all Papilio’s gowns come in multiple colours…

But pink just looks so good on us. 🎶


Where: 784 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, by appointment only