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Doll Clothing & Accessories

There have been doll clothes for as long as there have been dolls. Dolls are usually dressed in clothing that represents the era in which they were made. The exceptions are collectors' dolls, which are often dressed in period clothing. Doll clothing includes outerwear, undergarments, stockings, shoes, hats, and accessories such as gloves, purses, baskets, doll jewelry, and other items.

Dolls that were buried in the graves of ancient Roman children are the first documented example of doll clothes. These dolls were dressed in the Roman fashions of the time. Doll clothes were hand made until the industrial era, when doll makers began dressing their dolls for sale. These clothes were machine stitched in factories as early as 1850, and sewing machines were common in factories by the 1870s. Hemming was still done by hand, so doll clothes produced after 1870 have a combination of machine stitching and hand stitching.

Beginning in the Victorian era, every well-dressed doll needed a doll trunk to store all of her things. Doll trunks imitated full-size trunks, and some were made in elaborate styles with intricate designs. Modern-era doll trunks are much simpler in design and are often specific to particular brands of dolls.


Quick Facts

  • In the 18th and 19th centuries, dolls were used in France to advertise the latest fashions. Women would order full-size dresses based on what they saw on the dolls
  • Synthetic fabric was not used in clothing until 1905, when a safe form of rayon was made commercially available. Doll clothing made before 1905 does not contain synthetic fabrics
  • Plastic doll accessories became popular after World War II when the types of plastics available became more durable and easier to mold/li>

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Tammy clothes in original packaging
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Tammy clothes in original packaging
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McCall doll mannequin, clothes, pattern
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Large group of doll accessories, clothing and more
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Sellers Who Sell Doll Clothing & Accessories


Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Homestead Auctions

Homestead Auctions

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida