Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Felicity

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Remember the days of American Girl dolls? If you’re like me, you had your favorite one picked out, and – whether you owned that doll or just wished you did – your choice was probably a reflection of your personality.

To help you get in touch with your inner child, our latest series takes fashion inspiration from these elementary school favorites, using them to inspire real-life-wearable outfits you can rock today. Think it can’t be done? Watch us prove you wrong…

Also read: Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Molly


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About Felicity

Felicity Merriman was the spunky animal lover of the American Girl historical dolls. Her stories, set in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1774, gave many of her adventures a very patriotic theme.

Whether you had a Felicity doll or always wanted one, Felicity and her colonial attire can actually be a great source of fashion inspiration! (And no, we aren’t talking about those “dress like your doll” matching outfits… but how many of you owned those, too? Be honest!)  Below, I’ve created a series of outfits inspired by Felicity. Scroll down to view them all!

5 American Girl Felicity Outfits

1. Tea Time

American Girl doll-inspired fashion: Felicity

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While she wasn’t always fond of tea time, Felicity always dressed in pretty floral dresses for the occasion. Channel her style with a cute floral dress and lace-accented cardigan. Wear with oxfords, a horseshoe charm necklace, and dainty floral studs to finish off this super cute, tea-time-inspired look.

2. Equestrian At Heart

American Girl doll-inspired fashion: Felicity

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If Felicity was your favorite, you probably loved her most for her love for animals, especially horses. Above, I created a modern-day equestrian outfit inspired by Felicity, featuring pieces that are on trend for this season.

To get this look, wear a bow-tie blouse under a plaid blazer, and pull on a pair of skinnies. Choose quilted riding boots for an equestrian flair, and accessorize with a faux leather strap bracelet and mix-and-match horse stud earrings to complete the ensemble.

3. Laced Jacket and Petticoat (Felicity’s School Outfit)

The berry red, green, and white floral motif of the short gown is trimmed in white ruffles at the neckline and sleeves. A berry red chord is used to lace the front of it shut. The lengthy skirt is cherry red brocade as well. The mob cap is white and has a lace ruffle trim.

4. Christmas Gown and Stomacher

A sapphire-colored taffeta dress with white lace ruffles at the throat and the sleeves. Moreover, the dress includes gathered sapphire silk trim along the corners of the skirt opening, along the stomacher, and along the sleeves. Moreover, the stomachers are fastened to the bodice with metal snaps. Sapphire taffeta also makes up the petticoat. It’s designed to be worn under a gown. The petticoat is visible underneath the main dress through an opening in the center of the skirt.

Two replaceable stomachers that attach to the gown’s bodice are included with the ensemble. Both stomachers are sapphire in color, but one has white lace on it. The other has three rows of pink ribbon with pearls in the middle of each row for decoration. Whichever stomacher is in use right now noticeably alters the gown’s overall appearance and feel.

5. Felicity’s Summer Outfit

A long, white dress with short sleeves, ruffled lace trim on the sleeves and neckline, blue ribbon trim on the sleeves, and decorative folds near the bottom of the skirt are all included in the Summer Gown and Lace Cap. Together with a blue and white sash with blue, pink, and green flower embroidery, it also includes a white lace cap with ruffle trim.

The straw hat that is included with the pair of brocade slippers has a blue ribbon running horizontally across the top, leaving additional ribbon on the sides to knot the hat. The hat also contains green foliage and pink flowers. There are also gray slippers with white ribbon bows made of brocade.

What do you think?

Did you have American Girl dolls? Was Felicity one of your favorites? Are you inspired by Felicity’s colonial style? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!

If you’re feeling inspired by Felicity Merriman’s gorgeous doll style, then make sure you take a peek at our related post below  — 

15 thoughts on “Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Felicity”

  1. I purchased an American doll for my grand daugter this Christmas. She was beautiful and all of the accessories were great. My disappointment was that everything was made in China. This for me, took away some of the pleasure of giving her the gift

  2. Oh, this is such a great idea for a series. I can’t wait for the Samantha post- she was always my favorite. Maybe you could do outfits inspired by the companion dolls to the main American girl dolls too in your next post, such as Samantha and her best friend Nellie.

  3. Thanks so much for doing this post! I am an American Girl Doll collector, so it was so much fun to see a post about a big hobby of mine. Samantha and Felicity are my favorites 🙂 I hope you continue the series; this post is great and it’s sure to be lots of fun!

  4. I have Felicity and all of her clothes! She is my favorite, but I also love Kit!!! Love the first outfit!! Would also love to see Samantha. She was my sister’s doll but I loved her style!!

  5. I adored Josefina with Samantha and Molly tied for second. I can’t say how many times I wanted her for Christmas. I received a bunch of dolls one year in particular, but no Josefina. So silly to be a touch sad about that thought. Maybe one day I can make it up to another little girl.

  6. Oh, you guys. Brilliant idea.

    Felicity is so overrated IMO. I had Samantha because she shared my birthday, and my favorites overall are her, Addy, and Molly. Molly has some pretty cute clothes, like the birthday dress.

  7. YES!! Thank you! The original American Girls (Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Molly) will always be the true American Girls to me! So happy you did Felicity!

  8. I loved American girl dolls as a girl! I think the fashion inspiration from the historical dolls is perfect. I hope more are to come, what perfect style inspiration. Love it 🙂

  9. Samantha for the win, seriously, I loved loved loved these dolls, but Samantha had a certain sass about her that Molly or Felicity could never compare to.

  10. Great idea for bringing inspiration from our childhood! My favorite was always Samantha, though Molly also held a special place in my heart as well. I never bought the matching clothes though. I chose to get Nelly as a doll friend for my Samantha doll instead.


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