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Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Molly


Photo via American Girl

After the overwhelming response to last week’s post on fashion inspired by American Girl doll Felicity, it’s clear that many CF readers remember these childhood favorites! So this week, we’re back with another American Girl doll-inspired post featuring my personal favorite, Molly McIntire.

Molly McIntire‘s story was set right in the middle of World War II, and like Felicity, her stories always had a sense of patriotism about them, which is probably why I loved them so much. She was a bit of a troublemaker and didn’t always have the best attitude, but through each story, she learned about what it meant to be selfless, supporting loved ones in the war effort, even if that often meant giving up a few of her luxuries. She also loved to tap dance (remember the Miss Victory costume?), and always wore the prettiest ribbons in her long, brown, braided hair.

Molly’s outfits were appropriately 1940s-ish, featuring lots of sweaters and skater skirts, and of course, her signature Mary Janes. Below, I’ve created a few outfits inspired by Molly. Feel free to use them to inspire your own everyday looks! Scroll down to view them all!

Schoolgirl Sweet

Product Information: Sweater – Forever21, Skirt – Forever21, Shoes – ASOS, Bag – Urban Outfitters, Necklace – Forever21

Molly’s signature outfit is an adorable schoolgirl-themed ensemble with a navy sweater and matching skirt. Steal her style with a similar sweater and navy skater skirt, plus a pair of black ballet flats. Grab a vintage-inspired satchel bag just like Molly’s, and wear a heart necklace to get the look of the locket that her dad gave her.

English Tea Party

Product Information: Dress – ASOS, Shoes – Lulu*s, Bow – American Apparel, Belt – Forever21, Necklace – Forever21

For her birthday, Molly had an English tea party, and wore an adorable white dress. Get an inspired look with a white peplum dress and black Mary Jane flats. Belt the dress with a colored skinny belt for a fun accent. Finally, wear a bow in your hair and pearls on your neck to finish off this party-ready look!

Miss Victory

Product Information: Top – Boohoo, Skirt – ASOS, Shoes – Modcloth, Bow – Modcloth, Necklace – ASOS

Get Molly’s Miss Victory look in a red and white star-print jumper over a royal blue striped skirt. Slip on a pair of blue Mary Janes for cuteness and comfort. For accessories, wear an American flag bow and a star charm necklace.

Bonus Look: Emily Bennett, Molly’s English Friend

Photo via American Girl

Molly’s best friend was Emily Bennett, a girl from England who stayed with Molly and her family during the war. Although she was a bit shy at first, Emily and Molly quickly became good friends.

Product Information: Dress – Forever21, Cardigan – American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes – ASOS, Headband – Lacoste, Belt – American Apparel

Get Emily’s girly British aesthetic with a floral print dress, belted with a skinny red belt, and accented by a pair of t-bar patent leather flats. Wear with a cream cardigan and a red headband to finish off this adorable look!

What do you think?

Was Molly your favorite American Girl doll? Would you wear any of the outfits above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this one in the future? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on November 13, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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26 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Molly”

  1. 1
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I love these even more than last week’s!!! Emily’s outfit is my favorite.

  2. 2
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I have Molly! I got her when I was eleven because she had brown hair and glasses like me! Haha this is awesome <3

  3. 3
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I love this post! Like Elyse, I also got the Molly doll because of her long brown hair and glasses. I love the second outfit.

  4. 4
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I love this! And I’d love to see Samantha next!

  5. 5
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I like the second outfit and I would love to see Addy next!

  6. 6
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I love these American Girl doll posts!! Really brings me back. Could you do one on Josefina next?

  7. 7
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I was so ridiculously excited when I logged on and saw this post! I have no words for how much I love this column and I was elated to see Molly. She was one of my three absolute favorites (the other two being Kirsten and Samantha whose looks I cannot wait to see!!!) I LOVED her Miss Victory costume when I was a kid. Great job on the post…the sweater in outfit one looks like it came right out of an AG catalog! Plus the English tea party dress is lovely! Can’t wait to see the rest of these…best of luck!

  8. 8
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Awww Molly was my favorite too. These are bringing back such great memories! You absolutely must do all of the dolls lol.

  9. 9
    November 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    can you please do kit? she’s my absolute favorite!!! :)))

  10. 10
    November 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Please don’t forget to do posts on Samantha, Kristen, Josefina, and Addy! :)

  11. 11
    November 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Love, love, LOVE these American Girl doll outfits! Samantha was my favourite when I was little (I’m so sad that they discontinued her :( ) but anyways, could you please do a Samantha one next?

  12. 12
    November 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Everything is so accurate, especially the first outfit. At the same time though, it’s modernized for the college girl. I enjoyed the bonus Emily part as well, and I would’ve liked to see a bonus look for Elizabeth on the Felicity post.

    In fact, maybe there should be a bonus best friend look for upcoming posts! They play such a huge part in the American Girl stories that you might as well :)

  13. 13
    November 14th, 2012 at 5:19 am

    looove seeing american girl on here! ah, my childhood.

    xandra ?

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    November 14th, 2012 at 6:03 am


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    November 14th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    These are so cute!!!

  16. 16
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I have the bag you used for Molly’s outfit and I love love love it.

  17. 17
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    love! so cute!! please do all the American Girl dolls. My favorites are Kit, Josephina, and Kaya.

  18. 18
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Again I love these posts! Can’t get enough! I love the English Tea Party Look. Please do Samantha, I would love her upscale Victoiran Look, and Kirsten, and well all of them! I’m obsessed!

  19. 19
    November 14th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Oh my gosh I loved Ameican Girl especially Molly!

  20. 20
    November 15th, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Very cute and attractive. Thanks for sharing.

  21. 21
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    This is really a fantastically cute idea… but I find the outfits to be a tiny bit too costume-y for me. Beautiful choices! But not something I would wear, personally.

  22. 22
    November 16th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Do Samantha! With the 1950’s couture of the Anna Karenina movie, Maybe you could find inspiration?

  23. 23
    November 17th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    If we recreated any of the looks, can we send in a picture?

  24. 24
    November 19th, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I enjoyed reading the American Girl collection as a kid. Molly was my personal favorite, Samantha being a close second. I used to braid my hair for class or tried to dress up like Molly.

    These outfit ideas are wonderful!

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    November 19th, 2012 at 4:02 am

    I love this! Can you do one for Samantha next?

  26. 26
    April 10th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I love Molly so much I could daughter wanted her for Christmas but I got her Josefina instead..i did not too get her but I got her because my daughter likes both.So it didn’t matter.

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