As every little girl knows, American Girl is a line of dolls roughly 18-inches in height. Portrayed as girls at around ten years old, the American Girl line features the dolls as individuals living in various timelines in American history. The dolls come in different skin colours and hair colours to cover a large spectrum of ethnicities. The girls are also provided detailed and entertaining back stories courtesy of the books that come with them at purchase.

Currently though, Pleasant Company, the firm that market the product have expanded the line. Not only do these dolls represent periods of American history but also provide contemporary concepts. Dozens of doll types are currently out in the market, providing a wider array of choices for little girls who want their own American Girl doll.

Clothes and Accessories

It should be noted that the excellent quality in these dolls are not the only reasons why they are such a big hit. With a little girl’s penchant for dressing up their dolls for various occasions, the American Girl (AG) line provides a wide range of clothes to choose from. These clothes can be bought separately and includes contemporary clothes from stylish pyjamas to ballerina tutus. Even the AG dolls being produced every year change the clothes that they wearing in accordance with the fashion for that year. The disadvantage though is these original clothes and accessories can be expensive.


Creating your own doll clothes is always a good option if you want to learn how to sew. This can boost your creativity and imagination. This ensures that your doll is wearing unique clothes – designed and produced entirely by you. Not to mention the fact that they are definitely less expensive than the clothes being sold at the official website. Even better is there are websites like Liberty Jane that sells sewing pattern for dolls that are affordable and very friendly for a beginner sewer. There are also books that you can purchase which teaches you how to sew for 18-inch dolls, Joan Hinds’ books are the most recommended one of all.

Cheaper clothes specifically made for American Girl dolls are also available through Amazon. In comparison, you’ll find a set of pyjamas at the official website costing at $ 24. On the other hand, pyjamas with slippers in Amazon are only priced at $ 18. Other clothes include sportswear, casual, parties and practically every other fashion style for any occasion. Shoes, hats, bags and other accessories are also available cheaper on Amazon compared to the official website. There are also other manufacturers of cheap yet pretty clothes for AG dolls like Emily Rose, Silly Monkey, and Pink Planet They are worth checking out.

The wide array of choices for AG clothes makes it possible for little kids to choose the best one that suits their taste. In fact, they might even find doll clothes that are of the same style and colours are there. This would definitely be a source of enjoyment, creating fun and unique items for your toy.

American Girl dolls are something every little girl will appreciate and enjoy their growing years. Considering how much little girls love toys and how much they want to dress them up, it is not surprising that this toy is one of the most appreciated items on the gift list. Larger than the usual Barbie, American Girl dolls would give your princess endless hours of fun.

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