Cranberry red taffeta dress. Long puffed sleeves with white lace collar. White satin sash at waist with bow at right side. Velcros at back and at the sleeves.
Wide white satin hair ribbon.
There were three variations on the lace collar over the lifespan of the dress; hearts, flowers, and flowers with vines and leaves. Also, earlier versions of the dress were a brighter red. Later, the color was changed to a deeper hue.
The matching outfit was available as the Victorian Party Dress for $110. It was phased out around 2000.
- A special edition mini doll of Samantha wearing the Cranberry Party Dress and an abridged copy of Samantha's Surprise was released in 2011 to celebrate American Girl's 25th anniversary.