Did you know that the first ever Barbie created by Mattel in 1959 didn’t wear pink. In fact, she wore a bathing suit with black and white stripes. It’s weird because I always imagined the first Barbie wearing pink, which got me doing a little research on vintage Barbies. Turns out, some still sell at pretty sky rocketing prices, when they originally used to be available for about $3. Here are 5 Barbies that still appeal to our fashion aesthetic today.
This reproduction of the 1968 Barbie is inspired by the mod era. Her vibrant outfit and fishnet stockings are true to the ‘All That Jazz’ phase.
The outfit is a recreation of a 1959 Barbie, right at the turn of the decade. The brocade ensemble with faux fur trimmings is an outfit that was perfect for a night on the town.
The name says it all. The ’50s inspired Barbie represents the ultimate Parisian fashion of the time. We adore the bubble dress and hat with fur trimmings.
This one’s a perfect representation of ’50s suburban fashion. The spring dress and summer hat give off a vibe that used to stand for the American Dream.
This was one of the first ever black barbies and oh-em-gee, isn’t the outfit fabulous? This Barbie stays true to the popular African American Afro hairstyle, especially popular in the ’80s.
I think I could still wear each and every one of these outfits, including the striped swimsuit. What about you?