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Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.

Color Choice

#? Yellow or pale green sleeveless short gown overlaid with tulle, sprinkled with rhinestones and rosebuds; matching attached tulle stole gathered at bustline; pink roses at shoulder; gold sandals. Color in #7 and #8
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#2025 (1956) Pink or pale blue taffeta ankle-length dancing dress with unpressed pleated nylon tulle skirt, lace over taffeta bodice with cap sleeves; wide sash and corsage at waist; flowers in hair; solitaire ring; gold sling back shoes; stockings. Color in #2 and #7

#2026 (1958) Sleeveless damask cocktail gown in ruby red or powder blue with gathered bustline, full gathered skirt; matching wrap caught with a flower; net slip; panties; pearl earrings; short white gloves; shoes. Hat may or may not be original. Very similar to #2150 from 1959.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#22-60 – Sleeveless ankle-length organdy dress in red or other colors, overlaid with nylon tulle dotted swiss, matching attached stole, two white wild roses at waist; taffetta underslip with nylon tulle ruffle at hemline; gloves; nylon stockings; sandals; rhinestone earrings; ring. Boxed fashion. Color in #2, #7 and #8

Pink

#? (1955) Pale pink satin short gown with inverted pleats at waistline forming flared skirt; white faux fur stole with pink flowers; slip; rhinestone bracelet; gold elastic-strap sandals. Color in #6

#2252 (1958) Pale pink sleeveless calf length satin cocktail dress; bouffant tulle stole with large pink rosebud; pink taffeta & net slip; nylon panties; nylon stockings; silver sling-back shoes; short white gloves; pearl necklace; pearl earrings; May have flowers in hair or clear plastic handbag with corsage. Color in #2, #7 and #8

Yellow

#? (1959) Yellow nylon organdy sleeveless ankle-length dress with overskirt and neckline of matching tulle, cummerbund at waistline trimmed with tiny white flowers and matching flowers at shoulder; yellow taffeta panties; yellow taffeta slip with tulle ruffle at hemline; nylons; gold sandals; gold and pearl necklace; double drop pearl earrings; ring. Matching Cissette outfit. Color in #2 and #7

Green

#2150 Cissy by Madame Alexander #2150 (1959) Green satin brocade sleeveless ballerina-length dress with gathered bustline, full skirt with unpressed pleats; matching stole fastened at waist with gold pin set with rhinestones & emeralds; gold bracelet with four emeralds; earrings; ring; tiny pale pink (?) hat of net and tulle with roses; full nylon slip with scalloped edge, trimmed with under-ruffle of net; lace-trimmed panties; nylon stockings; green sandals. Color in #2. Very similar to #2026 from 1956.

Purple

#2035 (1956) Lavender satin ankle-length gown with low neckline, short puffed sleeves, rhinestones & flowers at neckline; sash tie pulled to the side with bunch of flowers. B&W in #4

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

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Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.

Color Choice

Vintage Cissy doll #2036 by Madame Alexander #2036 (1956) Pink or dark red sleeveless taffeta gown with dropped waist, flared skirt, diagonal side drapery held in place with rhinestone pin, rhinestones at either side of neckline; pearl earrings; flowers in hair; plastic box tied with ribbon holds corsage. This dress came in many variations of shade and fabric.
Photo at near left courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

Multicolored Prints

#2282 (1958) White tulle over satin gown with pink, green & white flocked flowers and rhinestones, gathered bustline; white hat of horsehair brad trimmed with large flowers; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace; earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2283 (1958) White silk ball gown with dark pink printed camellias; long velvet cape stole, lined to match dress; flowers in hair with veil; rhinestone pin on bodice; rhinestone necklace, earrings & ring; nylon panties; full hoop underskirt; stockings; red sandals. Color in #2, #7 and #8

White

#2095 (1955) White organdy gown trimmed with rows of shirred val lace and red rosebuds, short puffed sleeves; red satin sash; white straw braid picture hat trimmed with red ribbon and small red velvet flowers; red satin handbag; ruby ring. Color in #2 and #7
Photo courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.

#? (1956) Embroidered white silk pongee gown with sweetheart neckline, trimmed at neckline with tulle ruffle matching the deep tulle flounce of the skirt, large red rose at waistline; matching white stole; full white taffeta slip; lace chemise; cameo earrings; single stone necklace; solitaire ring; stockings; gold sandals. Color in #2

Mauve & Pink

#2100 (1955) Mauve taffeta torso-fitting gown with flared decolletage, wide pink braid around neckline, full flounce at knees decorated with wide ribbon gathered into a bow, caught on both sides with a gold circle centered with five pearls; double drop pearl earrings; pearl necklace; wide rhinestone and gold bracelet; long white fingerless gloves; gold heels. Variations in the taffeta ribbon exist. Color in #2, #6, #7 and #8

#2041 (1956) Pink satin princess-cut gown with flowers at neckline; full taffeta petticoat; gray faux fur stole lined with pink satin; jeweled earrings.
Photos courtesy of Lisa Hanson and Nancy McKee.
#2160 (1957) Short-sleeved gown of dotted nylon net over blush pink taffeta with lace trim at neckline; wide satin sash hangs to floor in back; large picture hat of horsehair braid, trimmed with flowers; pearl necklace; rhinestone earrings; solitaire ring.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Red

#2285 (1958) Red taffeta gown with short sleeves, v-neck, flared skirt; sheer red full-length tulle stole with iridescent dots, caught at waistline with rhinestone clasp; pearl necklace; pearl drop earrings; solitaire ring; stockings; silver heels. Color in #2 and #8

Gold to Yellow

#2094 (1955) Pale yellow gown of heavy slipper satin with gathers at shoulders; muff of matching nylon tulle covered with red roses; necklace and earrings of rhinestones and topaz; solitaire ring. Color in #8

#2098 (1955) Gold taffeta gown with full, flaring skirt; matching short evening cape trimmed with gold braid; gold hoop earrings; emerald ring; white lace hankie. Color in #7

#? (1957) Gown with sheer overskirt with gold thread filigree in a large floral pattern, gold lame half bodice & sleeves; gold lame fingerless gloves; unusual crown. Color in #2

Green

#? (1957) Green net over satin gown. B&W in #3

Blue

#2097 (1955) Blue satin gown with three sapphire colored rhinestones at neckline & at each corner of cap sleeves, smaller blue stones and silver & white braid trim decorate front of dress; rhinestone bracelet and three stone ring; ostrich feather fan; coronet of flowers and jewels.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#? (1956) Pale aqua glass cloth sleeveless low-necked gown with attached shoulder wrap, pink rosebuds at center front of wrap and on one side of skirt, catching it up to show lacy underskirt; black velvet choker with blue jewel; straw hat with pink rosebuds; pearl earrings; silver heels. Color in #6

#? (1956) Pale blue tulle (?) gown with blue dots, large pink rose at waist; pearl necklace and earrings. B&W in #3

#2035 (1956) Sheer baby blue organdy gown with elbow length sleeves, three tiered full skirt trimmed with rosebuds, organdy sash; wide brimmed straw hat with baby rosebuds, tied with veil. Color in #2 and #7

#2041 (1956) Pale blue satin v-neck ball gown with cascading side drapery; taffeta petticoat; faux fur shoulder shrug lined with satin; jeweled earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #3, #7 and #8

#2172 (1957) Blue lace print gown of heavy faille with circular skirt, fully lined. Velvet sash, caught at waistline with corsage of roses; white, satin lined, faux fur cape stole; long white fingerless gloves; lingerie; pearl necklace and earrings; bracelet; ring; flowers in hair. The gown was also sold as a boxed fashion with a taffeta petticoat.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#2175 (1957) Very large skirted gown of blue silk pongee with tight fitting bodice, matching attached shoulder shrug, trimmed with pink roses at bodice and on skirt; nylon half slip trimmed with ruffles of nylon lace; large natural straw hat with pink roses; silver sandals; pearl earrings; solitaire ring; necklace of black velvet (?) with blue stone (?). Color in #2

_2176a (2K) #2176 (1957) Pale blue taffeta gown with fitted bodice, 3/4 length puffed sleeves trimmed with large pink roses, very full skirt; large matching hat ties under chin with long ribbons, trimmed with pink roses; pearl bracelet; solitaire ring. Called Gainsborough Cissy.

Purple

#2174 (1957) Purple velvet tight fitting gown with pink satin-lined decolletage and wide flares of lilac nylon tulle from knee to hem, accented with large bunch of pink roses; rhinestone dress clip, earrings, ring & bracelet. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2254 (1958) Gown of pale lavender satin under dotted swiss, attached matching dotted swiss stole; pink rose corsage bouquet at waist. B&W in #4

#? (1961) Lilac taffeta gown has tulle overskirt and tulle flounce at shoulders, v-neck, large pink roses at shoulders and cascading from waistline; fingerless gloves; ring and earrings; velvet ribbon in hair. Color in #7
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

Black

#2043 (1956) Black velvet torso-hugging gown with flaring decolletage, nylon tulle flounce from knees to floor, lined in pink satin or taffeta, trimmed with pink rosebuds at shoulder and at the flounce.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#2173 (1957) Black velvet gown cut on princess lines has shoulder straps and black-and-silver trim at top of bodice; black or white faux fur stole with corsage of roses; pearl necklace & earrings or rhinestone teardrop earrings; rhinestone bracelet; long black fingerless gloves; crinoline slip; panties; silver sandals; flowers in hair. (Stole in photos is not the original one.) Color in #2, #6 and #7
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#2284 (1958) Black evening gown with straps; white (?) stole with flower trim; long black fingerless gloves; rhinestone bracelet. B&W in #3

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

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See also: Main Cissy pageFull-length Evening GownsShort Gowns & Ankle-length DressesOne piece DressesDresses with Jackets, Capes or CoatsSeparatesSleepwear & UnderwearOuterwear & Accessory Packs

Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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Royalty

White
_2099 (3K) _2099a (3K) #2099 – 1955 – White brocade gown with blue garter sash and star; taffeta hoop petticoat; silver tiara, earrings and bracelets of rhinestones & rubies; long white fingerless gloves. Color in #2 and #7.

#2042 – same as #2099 – 1955

Gold Lace

#? – 1957 – Gown with sheer overskirt with gold thread filigree in a large floral pattern, gold lame half bodice & sleeves; gold lame fingerless gloves; unusual crown. Color in #2

Gold Brocade
#2171 – 1957 – Gold brocade gown with blue sash of the garter and star; gold tiara with jewels; jeweled earrings and bracelets; pearl necklace; long white fingerless gloves; stockings; gold sandals.
Photos courtesy of eBay sellers luving_dolls and your-favorite-doll.

#2281 – 1958 – Gold brocade gown with ruffles for sleeves; blue ribbon sash; large gold tiara with jewels; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace; bracelet; ring. Color in #2

Wedding

White Bridal Gowns
#2101 – 1955 – White brocade princess-cut bridal gown decorated with rhinestones and pearls, with cap sleeves; white nylon tulle veil with coronet decorated with flowers, pearls and rhinestones; bridal muff of tulle with flowers; pearl necklace.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#2040 – 1956 – Bridal gown with finely pleated tulle skirt over taffeta, lace bodice, satin sash pulled through loops of pearls; pearl necklace; Medici cap of tulle fastened on either side with flowers, with chapel length veil; bouquet; solitaire ring. Coordinates with bridesmaid’s gown #2030. Color in #2, #7 and #8.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2170 – 1957 -Nylon tulle bridal gown has satin bodice with lace braid applique; double train of white satin; chapel length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace & earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2, #7 and #8. Note: this stock number was also used in 1959 and 1962 for totally different wedding gowns.

#2280 – 1958 – Tulle bridal gown embroidered with bridal wreath pattern; full length veil of tulle attached with coronet of flowers; bouquet; pearl necklace; earrings and bracelet; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #7

#2170 – 1959 – Nylon tulle bridal gown with two underskirts, bodice trimmed with vertical rows of lace, sheer puffy sleeves with lace edging; wide satin belt ties in back with streamers to the floor; floor length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet with long streamers; double pearl necklace; pearl earrings; ring. Color in #2 and #7. Note: this stock number was also used in 1962 for a totally different wedding gown.

#? – 1960 – White satin bridal gown has long sleeves, lace trim at neckline sprinkled with beads and sequins, pleated tulle underskirt peeks out below scalloped hemline; full length veil attached to coronet of flowers; pearl necklace and earrings; ring; bouquet of white blossoms. Matching Elise outfit. Color in #7

Beige Wedding Gown

#2170 – 1962 – Beige lace bridal gown with sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, scalloped hem over white pleated tulle underskirt; floor-length veil with crown of flowers; full crinoline petticoat; bouquet; nylon panties; stockings; silver slippers; pearl bracelet; necklace; earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #8. Note: this stock number was also used in 1959 for a totally different wedding gown.

Blue Bridesmaid’s Gown

#2030 – 1956 – Pale blue long-waisted bridesmaid’s gown has pleated nylon tulle over taffeta skirt, silver threaded net over taffeta bodice, tiny rhinestones at the corner of each cap sleeve; narrow tulle hat with sprig of flowers at each side of head; bouquet; pearl necklace; blue sapphire ring; silver sling-back pumps. Coordinates with bridal gown #2040. Color in #2, #7 and #8

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

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Lovely vintage Cissy doll. Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Cissy, released in 1955, was the first of the modern fashion dolls. What set Cissy apart as something new and different was her mature figure with high-heeled feet. She was an expensive doll at the time, and today a dressed doll in mint condition commands a very high price.
Cissy was the most prominent doll in Alexander’s catalog from 1955 through 1959. In 1960, however, she took a back seat to the new “Playpal” type dolls, and was missing from the catalog altogether, although she was still available and was also being advertised under other names.
Cissy has been reissued in recent years in many glamorous outfits.

Body Construction
Cissy began her life as a 20″ doll, but starting in 1958 was described as being 21″ tall. She is made of hard plastic with vinyl arms, and is jointed at neck, hips, waist, shoulders, elbows and knees. Some of the later dolls were issued with one-piece (non-jointed) arms. Her hair colors include blonde, ash blonde, brunette or redhead, and her hair is styled into elegantly coiffured wigs. She has blue sleep eyes with painted lashes and feathered eyebrows. Many Cissys have a walking mechanism, but not all.

Basic Cissy doll by Alexander. Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Markings
Cissy is marked “Alexander” on the back of her head. Some dolls are also marked “Mme Alexander” on their bodies.

Clothing
Cissy was available as a basic doll, sold in underwear and mules, or as a dressed doll in a variety of evening wear, bridal gowns, afternoon and day dresses, and casual outfits. Her wardrobe was nothing short of stunning, made with the highest quality materials and the best craftsmanship available. Most of her clothes bore “Cissy” tags, but many were untagged. For a detailed list of her clothing, with many photos, see the links below.

Packaging
Cissy was sold in the typical Alexander blue box.

Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

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Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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#? – Yellow nylon organdy sleeveless ankle-length dress with overskirt and neckline of matching tulle, cummerbund at waistline trimmed with tiny white flowers and matching flowers at shoulder; yellow taffeta panties; yellow taffeta slip with tulle ruffle at hemline; nylons; gold sandals; gold and pearl necklace; double drop pearl earrings; ring. Matching Cissette outfit. Color in #2 and #7

#? – Striped full skirt; sweater with stand up collar, trim down front and on sleeves. B&W drawing in #4 and #7

#2115 – Emerald green or sapphire blue wool jersey blouse with three quarter sleeves, jeweled pin; gold lace very full street length skirt; belt with large flowers; shoes decorated with jewels and flowers. Color in #7

#2118 – Pale pink or purple taffeta dress; white taffeta coat with large collar, ribbon tie at neck; white fur hat; cancan petticoat; sandals; rhinestone earrings; solitaire ring.

#2120 – Sapphire blue cocktail dress of heavy slipper satin with shoulder straps; matching stole with pin; white fluffy hat of flowers and tulle; tiny purse set with pearls; solitaire ring; earrings; strap sandals. Color in #7 and #8. Not to be confused with #2120 from 1957, a completely different outfit.

#2150 Cissy by Madame Alexander #2150 – Green satin brocade sleeveless ballerina-length dress with gathered bustline, full skirt with unpressed pleats; matching stole fastened at waist with gold pin set with rhinestones & emeralds; gold bracelet with four emeralds; earrings; ring; tiny pale pink (?) hat of net and tulle with roses; full nylon slip with scalloped edge, trimmed with under-ruffle of net; lace-trimmed panties; nylon stockings; green sandals. Color in #2. Very similar to #2026 from 1956.

#2170 – Nylon tulle bridal gown with two underskirts, bodice trimmed with vertical rows of lace, sheer puffy sleeves with lace edging; wide satin belt ties in back with streamers to the floor; floor length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet with long streamers; double pearl necklace; pearl earrings; ring. Color in #2 and #7. Note: this stock number was also used in 1962 for a totally different wedding gown.

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard