Vintage Barbie Plantation Belle #966
The romantic pink sheer Scarlet O'Hara party dress is trimmed in lace and goes over a white nylon petticoat with tulle ruffles and ribbon accents.
Pink Sheer Dress
White Full Half Slip
Pink Straw Picture Hat
Pink Straw Purse with Sequins & Beads
Pink Pearl Snake Bracelet
Pink Pearl Earrings
The delicate fabric of this outfit doesn't hold up as well as many. Since it was only made for two years, it can be a little more difficult to find in great condition. Also, the accessories that are unique to this set are considered rare and can be hard to find in great condition. It is helpful that the Plantation Belle Barbie accessories are available in a set or individually. This makes it easier for Collectors to add the pieces needed to complete their collection.
The dress closes with a back zipper.
There were two different types of lace used in making the vintage Barbie Plantation Belle ensemble. Both lace designs were very intricate and delicate with beautiful results. The variation on the left is the one most commonly seen - the one on the right is much more rare.
Of course, there was a clone version made!
The vintage Barbie Plantation Belle ensemble was pictured on this 1961 Travel Pals Train Case made by Ponytail. The outfits pictured are Golden Girl, Plantation Belle, Cotton Casual, Resort Set, Apple Print Sheath, and Cruise Stripes.
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The dress and slip were included in this Barbie Party Set #856 (1960) Gift Set.
In 1992, Mattel issued a Porcelain Plantation Belle Barbie. It was a reproduction of 1964 Plantation Belle Barbie and part of the Barbie Porcelain Treasures Collection. Second in the series, this limited edition doll was designed for the adult collector.
This photo from a 1957 ad in a women's magazine shows the inspiration for this ensemble. It was one of the styles of the late 1950s.
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