Original Swimsuit #850
The 1961 Bubble Cut Barbie® dolls wore a black and white striped knit swimsuit with matching black open-toe shoes, optional white sunglasses, silver and pink wrist tag, and “pearl” earrings. They had short, tight bubble cut hair styles, red lips, and many had oily complexions.
The 1962 Bubble Cut dolls came with red jersey one piece swimsuits, matching red open toe heels, gold wrist tag on wrist. Their faces had more of a matte finish complexion.
The 1963-64 dolls shared the Midge/Barbie body, and smaller lips that were raised slightly. Lips shades were lighter and came in great retro colors! Barbie® doll´s body had the larger neck knob which gave her a fuller facial appearance.
The 1965 dolls included a side thatched rooting pattern known as a "Side-Part." Some were produced with identical face paint as the Color Magic Barbie® doll and are known to collectors as a Bubblecut Barbie® doll with a Color Magic Face. Some dolls sold in Europe came dressed in the gold and white Fashion Queen swimsuit.