Tinyteen and Suzette's outfits were manufactured with more than one type of closure, and are untagged, making identification difficult. Some pieces can be identified by their round "donut-style" snaps with the letters "SK LIKITS RAU" engraved on them, which was used by Uneeda on their other dolls' clothing as well. Some of her outfits close only with buttons, leading many collectors to assume they are homemade, and not factory originals. The clothing for Horsman's 10.5" Cindy had the exact same buttons, further complicating identification. Still other outfits may have tiny round solid snaps. A few outfits combine more than one type of closure on the same piece. Her white plastic backless heels have a molded bow across the instep and she wears drop pearl earrings. Tinyteen and Suzette seem to have had many, if not all, of the same outfits, but usually in different colors, as noted in the descriptions.
Due to the questionable identification of many outfits, I have split this list up into three sections: outfits that are definitely Tinyteen and Suzette's; outfits that are probably theirs, and outfits that may possibly be theirs. This page will be updated as more information comes to light. Note: numbers after descriptions refer to sources listed below.
The following are documented Tinyteen and Suzette outfits.
#? - Red (Suzette) coat and hat, black purse.
#A9? (Suzette) Pale pink nylon full-length nightgown with pink ribbon tie at waist, white lace trim around neck and sleeves, button closure; pale pink nylon long-sleeved robe with quilted look, matching lace trim, two-button closure at front waist.
#A-4 (Suzette) Matched Playwear - Three-piece set of red, gray and white cotton includes shorts with partial elastic waist, a short sleeved blouse with pointed collar, a full skirt and sunglasses. The blouse and skirt have button closures. Tinyteen's version is blue, red and white. See photo above. Photo with shorts.
#1206 (Tinyteen) - Strapless evening gown with gold metallic bodice, white nylon skirt with large dots of green glitter; white frond hat. This outfit was sold on a doll, and may or may not have been available separately. Color photo in #2
#? - Red (Suzette) or blue (Tinyteen) felt circle skirt with printed "Rock N Roll" motif (similar to Jill's "Record Hop" skirt; white sweater; bolero jacket (?). Black grosgrain ribbon waistband ties in back.
#1201 (Tinyteen) - White satin bridal gown with nylon tulle overlay, gathered skirt with knee-length floating panels of nylon organdy (which may be plain, embroidered or flocked) trimmed in lace, long sleeeves, high neck trimmed with silver braid; white bridal bouquet; lace-trimmed tulle veil attached to floral headpiece. See photo on Tinyteen page.
The following are probably Tinyteen and Suzette outfits.
#? - Pink (Tinyteen) or blue (Suzette) taffeta strapless evening gown with pointed bodice, overlaid with matching net threaded with silver. Satin ribbon or flower at waistline. Small white/silver "Dot Snappers" snap.
#? - Blue cotton sleeveless dress with floral print. "SK LIKITS RAU" snap. B&W photo in #1
#? - Deep aqua polished ribbed cotton dress with white square print, white pointed collar, black satin ribbon at neck with rhinestone accents, three-quarter sleeves, two button closure in back. Photo.
#? - Pale blue cotton print dress with royal blue taffeta waistband. Neckline and sleeve facings of the same taffeta. Button closure.Photo.
#? - Deep aqua cotton short-sleeved dress with a homespun weave, white lace-trimmed color, white cuffs, black velvet ribbon tie; black plastic belt with silver buckle; black plastic purse. Button closure.Photo.
#? - Aqua or blue polished cotton dress with white lace trim across bodice, pointed collar, cuffs on three-quarter sleeves, black satin ribbon bow at neckline. Photo.
#? - Pale pink nylon dress with taffeta underskirt, three-quarter sleeves, pointed collar, blue velvet ribbon down front of bodice with two rhinestones, button closure.
The following are possibly Tinyteen and Suzette outfits.
#? - Navy blue strapless velveteen gown with silver rickrack trim across top of bodice; matching cape with taffeta lining. Button closures on both pieces. Photo.
Yellow cotton top with orange print trim and orange button accent; matching pedal pushers; orange cotton skirt with cute dog and doghouse print. Tiny round snap closures. Photo with pedal pushers. Photo with skirt.
Thanks to Valerie Myers for help with this page.
Additional sources for this page include:
- "Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s" by Polly and Pam Judd
- "The Golden Age of American Dolls, 1945-1965" by Cynthia Gaskill
Copyright 2000 by Zendelle Bouchard.