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Barbie's first outfit was a black-and-white striped one-piece swimsuit

A classic look for what would become a timeless doll. The Vintage Barbie Black and White Swimsuit was the original outfit worn by the first Barbies from 1959 to 1961. Three years later, Barbie's outfit was given a colorful fashion update and changed to the Red Helenca Swimsuit.