Popular American Girl Doll Clothes by:Shelby Strong
Little girls love to play with dolls. American Girl dolls are quite expensive, but off brand 18 inch dolls can be more affordable. However, if you can afford them, American Girl dolls have better hair than any other doll on the market and they have amazing doll clothes and accessories for them from doll dresses to beds and carrying cases. If you are on a budget, you can often find off brand American girl doll dresses and accessories from online retailers or sometimes at your local discount store.
The most popular American Girl clothes are princess costumes. What little girl doesn't love to dress up her doll like her favorite princess? Princesses are all the rage right now among kids and adults alike. The best selling princess doll dress is Cinderella. Little girls love her blue dress and headband and choker. The second most popular American Girl princess dress is princess Ariel with her beautiful sparkly fin. Don't forget Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, and Sleeping Beauty or Aurora. Make sure you find doll dresses that are machine washable in case they get a stain on them and need to go in the wash. You can even find girls dress up costumes that match exactly with the doll clothes if your little girl likes to dress up in princess costumes too. Little Adventures is a good brand of doll clothes. They also have girl princess costumes to match.
Other popular clothes for American Girls are period costumes. For example, your little girl would love a fancy ball gown for her Elizabeth doll or special Spanish attire for Kaya. There are several period costumes you can find at the American Girl store or online. They are quite pricey, from $20-$40 each, but you may be able to find slightly used ones, or off brand clothes on ebay or other classifieds sites. Sometimes you can get a whole lot of clothes, get volume discounts, or even get free shipping on already discounted items.
One popular accessory for American Girl dolls is a doll bed. Little girls love to have their American Girl dolls sleep in their room with them in their very own bed. You can find a variety of doll beds at the American Girl store, or you can find them for under $20 at IKEA. They take some assembly, but they are great for kids. Your little girl will love the blanket and pillow that comes with it.
Another popular item for American Girl dolls is shoes and glasses. These are relatively cheap items you can buy for your doll that provide hours of imaginative play and can be used interchangeably between American Girl dolls and other dolls or bears. Many girls use them on their Build a Bear.
Whether you are looking for an American Girl doll clothes, matching princess dresses for your girl and doll, or for doll accessories, try finding off brand items. It will be good for your wallet and good for your little girl as well as she learns how to take care of a nice toy, be imaginative, and some girls even learn how to do their own hair by practicing on their doll. You can find deals out there. Splurge and buy the real American Girl doll, and then find deals on the doll clothes and accessories.
About the author
Shelby Strong is a stay at home mom of 2 girls and a boy. She is also a small business owner of an at home business called My Cute Dressups. Visit her site at http://www.mycutedressups.com/. She has seen the immense benefits princess dress up costumes and boy costumes has made in the life of her kids.