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The Felicity doll shown with Love and Loyalty.

The Felicity Merriman doll was released in Fall 1991 and revamped in 2005. Felicity was officially archived on March 28, 2011, and rereleased in 2017 for the BeForever collection.

Felicity Doll

  • Face Mold: Classic Mold
  • Skin: Light
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Red, center part, no bangs, three pin curls at the sides
Felicity's hair comes pulled back in a ponytail.

Meet Outfit

Felicity's meet outfit has had three distinctly different versions. She wore the first version from her debut in 1991 until 2005. In 2005 the meet outfit was changed with the revamp of her collection and the release of her movie, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure. She then received a third meet outfit for her BeForever rerelease.

First Meet Outfit

Felicity's original meet outfit (1991-2005) was an everyday day dress appropriate for a young girl.



Felicity in the Rose Print Gown with Meet Felicity.

Cream flower-striped print white ankle length dress. Era-accurate blurred rose print; large red roses with muted olive flowers, light blue stripes, and columns of smaller flowers flanked by tan stripes. Low cut neckline with white ruffle. Elbow length sleeves with wide curved ruffles; top ruffle is of print and bottom of white. Curved front waistline with ankle-length skirt is knife-pleated onto the bodice. Skirt has historically accurate slits in the side; so that pocket can be accessed. Velcros up the back.

Rose Garden Gown


Rose Garden Gown.

When Felicity's meet outfit was changed in 2005, for a brief time her original meet dress was sold separately as the Rose Garden Gown with the ivory hair ribbon for $22 before being retired.



First edition shift.

White shift--an all-purpose undergarment worn in colonial times. Knee length plain hem; short sleeves. Elastic neckline; no shaping or gathering and hangs loose to the knees. Is able to be pulled over a doll's head to be put on.


White woolen stockings. Come up over the knees.


Black shoes with brass buckles. These shoes were "single-lasted" and had no distinct left or right shoe, allowing the shoes to be placed on either foot.

Hair Ribbon

22" ivory colored satin ribbon with V-cut ends.

Second Meet Outfit


Felicity in the Traveling Gown with Meet Felicity.

Felicity's meet outfit was changed in 2005 with her revamped collection and the release of the Elizabeth Cole doll and remained her meet set until 2011 when she was archived.

Traveling Gown

Felicity's Traveling Gown became the new meet outfit.


The shift was modified to have a fixed neckline without elastic and velcro up the back for better fit under dresses.


The stockings were now made with knit fabric.


The shoes are now shaped to fit each foot individually, and can't be swapped left for right.

Hair Ribbon

Changed to a white satin ribbon with V cut ends; about 18" in length.

BeForever Meet Outfit


Felicity's BeForever Outfit.

The BeForever Outfit for Felicity is available alone for $36. Notably, this is the only set that does not automatically come with a shift, as it is sold separately in Felicity's Undergarments.




Meet Accessories

First Meet Accessories


Felicity's First Meet Accessories

Coral Necklace

A string of coral beads.

Round-Eared Cap

White round-eared cap. Embellished with a thin dark coral ribbon.


Thin white ribbons of 12 3/4" long and 1/4" with red embroidery of dots, lines and text; the text reads in caps, "Wove with love for Lissie 1774." These tie around her stockings to simulate actual garters needed to hold up stockings. They come with a card with the following text:

Mrs. Merriman wove these garters for Felicity. Tie them in a pretty bow around her stockings just above her knees.

Despite the text, the garters can be accurately worn both above and below the knee.


A replica of a colonial bit, worth 12.5 cents. It comes on a card to hold it; the card discusses how it was made (cutting a Spanish dollare into eight pieces), how it was the most popular coin in Virginia, and how later the dollare let to the name of the American dollar.


A 3" square of white cotton trimmed with lace.

Drawstring Purse

A red brocade purse with a ribbon drawstring top.

Second Meet Accessories


Felicity's second meet accessories

Only two items in the accessories were changed to match the Traveling Gown; the rest remained the same.

Mob Cap

The lavender-ribbon mob cap that came with the Traveling Gown replaced the dark coral ribbon round-eared cap.

Floral Choker

The choker that came with the Traveling Gown replaced the coral necklace.

BeForever Meet Accessories


Felicity's BeForever Meet Accessories.


Mob Cap



Dress Like Your Doll

FelicityRoseGardenDress girls

Girls' Rose Garden Dress.

Felicity's first meet outfit was available as the Rose Garden Dress for $80; the girl-sized coral necklace was available as Felicity's Coral Necklace for $28. Both items were phased out around 2000.

Pre-Mattel, Mattel, and BeForever Differences

  • Mattel Felicity dolls have darker red hair as opposed to the "carrot red" of the PM dolls.
  • PM Felicity dolls have muted green eyes; Mattel Felicity dolls have brighter green eyes.
  • PM Felicity dolls have soft red eyelashes; Mattel Felicity dolls (including BeForever) have standard black eyelashes.
  • BeForever Felicity dolls have feathered eyebrows.
  • BeForever Felicity Dolls have lighter green eyes than the bright Mattel dolls.


  • Felicity’s low cut outfits resulted in the body fabric of the first three dolls being changed from white to skin-colored.
  • While the American Girl site referred to the round-eared caps as mob caps, they are still properly called round-eared caps; there was a distinct difference in the designs during the colonial era.
  • When Kaya debuted in 2002, Felicity was pulled from the catalogs with a note saying that she would now be an online exclusive. During this time several of her items and outfits were retired. She was not revamped until the release of her movie and the Elizabeth Cole doll.
  • Felicity was the first Historical Character to have two distinctly different meet outfits before the launch of BeForever, and the only character to be released in three distinct ones. The first version was from her debut in 1991 until 2005. The second was changed to coincide with the revamp of her collection and the release of her movie, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure. The third and current is with her BeForever rerelease.
  • Felicity was available for a limited time to celebrate the opening of American Girl Washington DC in 2011 during her archival.

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