What a Doll–Matching Doll and Girl Outfits for the Holidays!

My daughter’s prized possessions are her American Girl Dolls, especially Marie-Grace, her first one and a gift from her aunt.

Although I was not a doll-lover as a child, I have really enjoyed reading about 19th century New Orleans with my daughter and talking about the issues of public health, volunteering, class, race, and friendship raised by the books.

For the past three Christmases, her entire wishlist has come from the American Girl catalog!

My daughter also loves to dress her dolls in both historical and modern fashions and especially enjoys wearing matching outfits.

American Girl sent us the gorgeous Sparkle Party Dress for Girls and Dolls.

Both dresses are very well made. The girls’ dress is fully lined and would easily sell as a high quality holiday dress even without pairing it with a matching doll dress. The holographic print gives just the right amount of sparkle under the mesh layer. The overlay creates an adorable bubble hem for a silhouette that is on-trend but still very sweet and age-appropriate.

My daughter appreciates the little details, including a rosette at the shoulder and little mesh florets with rhinestones at the waist.

There is a sash that ties in back for a perfect fit. I found the fit to be true-to-size for my girl.

The doll dress matches very well and also comes with cream-colored tights, sparkly red shoes, a rhinestone-studded headband, and a charm.

My little girl just happened to have a rhinestone headband and “ruby slippers” to match perfectly.

I know she’ll want to wear her dress and match one of her dolls at Christmas at Grandma’s house and for tea at American Girl Place with her Grandma and Aunt.

This dress is a perfect Holiday gift. My daughter lights up and sparkles in her matching outfit.

Disclosure: American Girl sent us these products for review. All words and opinions are my own.

Sparkle Party Dress for Girls ($68) and Dolls ($36)

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3 comments

  1. I love these so much! We really need a little girl in my family to buy for because they would so get this! Your daughter is adorable!

  2. Oh goodness, I love those dresses. Your daughter is beautiful – they will be the center of attention at the Christmas functions.

  3. Bonnie Way says:

    Those are sooooo cute! My girls would love to have matching dresses with their dolls too. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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