Vintage Barbie Commuter Set

Vintage Barbie Commuter Set #916 (1959-1960)

Navy Cardigan Suit Jacket
Navy Cardigan Sheath Skirt
Blue & White Nylon Body Blouse
White Satin Body Blouse
3 Flower Silk Hat Red or Bright Rose
Cardboard Hatbox
Crystal Necklace
Crystal Snake Bracelet
Short White Gloves
Navy Open Toe Heels

A collarless Chanel style jacket with a matching sheath skirt (with side zipper and button closure) in navy blue cotton jersey, exemplify the classic look of the late 1950’s.

The ensemble included two blouses: the casual nylon blue and white check body blouse for daytime wear; and an elegant white satin sleeveless body blouse for after five.

A red or bright rose three-flower silk hat was included.

On both the red cardboard hatbox and the cloth label in the jacket, the Barbie signature was followed by a ™ in earliest sets and by an ® in later ones

The crystal jewelry – a long necklace and snake bracelet were unique to this ensemble.

Although typically found with tricot shot white gloves, some NRFB ensembles have been reportedly found with same white vinyl gloves from Peachy Fleecy.

Mattel issued a Commuter Set Reproduction in 1999.

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