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The Beforever 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. She was archived again in December 2019. A Special Edition version was released for the 35th anniversary in 2021.

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 Outfits[]

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 from 1991-2005 was an everyday day dress appropriate for a young girl, reflective of the era and more low-key fashion styles. Notably, the dress (and much of her wardrobe) would have likely been in two separate pieces of a matching top and skirt/"petticoat" at her age, but are connected at the waist for simplicity.



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). Knee length with a plain hem; short sleeves. Elastic neckline; no shaping or gathering. Is able to be pulled over a doll's head to be put on.


Off-white woolen stockings. Come up over the knees.


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

While catalogs said this allowed colonial people to swap their shoes freely on their feet, this is inaccurate; this was because historically shoemakers only used a single straight last (shoe mold) for most shoes not made for the wealthy rather than making separate left and right (or "crooked"); generally after some degree of wear the shoe would mold itself to the wearer's foot and thus distinguish themselves to left and right.

Hair Ribbon[]

Ivory colored satin ribbon with V-cut ends. 22" long.

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 white shift was modified to have a fixed-band neckline and velcro up the back for better fit under dresses.


The off-white stockings were made with knit fabric.


Black colonial style shoes with brass buckles over the front and black soles.

The shoes are mostly similar to the first edition, except that they are now shaped to fit each foot individually rather than being single lasted.

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 was released in 2017 and was available alone for $36.

Notably, this is the only set that does not come with a shift (as it was sold separately in Felicity's Undergarments) or any hair ribbon, and is intended to represent more of a overdress gown and visible underpetticoat/skirt.


Blue and yellow brocade gown. Main part of dress is blue "silk" brocade with designs of flowers, vines, and buds woven in various red and yellows; this makes up the bodice and most of the skirt. Low neckline; elbow length set-in sleeves that are slightly longer in back at hem by shaping. Neckline and sleeves trimmed with teal blue runched ribbon. Bodice comes down to point in front. Gathered main skirt that is drawn up in back; under the back side skirt are two ribbons tacked to "runch" the back of the skirt. Front of skirt has "petticoat" panel of yellow cotton with diamond "quilting" in gold. Velcros up the back.


White knee-high stockings. Elastic at top. These are slightly thinner than prior socks.


Brown colonial style shoes. Gold brass buckles over the front. Black soles.

Meet Accessories[]

First Meet Accessories[]


Felicity's First Meet Accessories

Round-Eared Cap[]

White cotton round-eared cap. Pleated ruffle at front of cap band. Thin maroon ribbon with bow at top, tacked to cap band. Elastic for stretch at back lower edge.

Coral Necklace[]

String of coral beads. Clasp at back.

In Lady Margaret's Ghost the necklace is stated to be Mother's necklace when she was a child, and Felicity says she wears it when she needs good luck.


Thin white woven 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. A card with the following text is included: Mrs. Merriman wove these garters for Felicity. Tie them in a pretty bow around her stockings just above her knees.

In contrast to the text, the garters can be accurately worn both above and below the knee, over the stockings, to simulate actual garters needed at the time.


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 (or more accurately, dólar,) into eight pieces), how it was the most popular coin in Virginia, and how later the dollare led to the name of the American dollar.


White cotton handkerchief. Trimmed with white lace. 3" square.

Drawstring Purse[]

Red and brocade ribbon drawstring purse. Brocade has a floral pattern.

Second Meet Accessories[]


Felicity's second meet accessories.

After the meet outfit was changed to the Traveling Gown, two items were changed to match. The mob cap and floral choker from the Travel Gown outfit replaced the round-eared cap and coral necklace. The rest of the items remained the same, though the lace on the handkerchief was simplified.

BeForever Meet Accessories[]


Felicity's BeForever Meet Accessories.


Straw wide-brimmed bergère hat. Shallow crown. Crown is trimmed around with gathered teal ribbon and bow on right side. Attached teal ribbons underneath to tie on hat.


White round eared cap. Ruffle at edge, and elastic at back.

This round ear cap differs from prior caps as it lacks ribbon trim.


Plastic coral bead necklace. Gold heart-clasp in back to close.


White triangular fichu scarf.

35th Anniversary Edition[]


35th Anniversary Edition.

For American Girl's 35th Anniversary, Felicity was rereleased as a limited edition bundle. She was released in early May 2021 and sold out by the end of June. The bundle includes the doll in the Rose Garden Gown with thin eyebrows, first edition meet accessories, the first edition parchment style of Meet Felicity, and an older-style box (modified with visibility window) for a total cost of $150.

Unlike standard dolls sold at this time, Felicity has neck strings. The dress has the American Girl oval plastic logo tag on the right front hem. Her eyes are closer to the original Pleasant Company green shade rather than the brighter 2005 second edition green or darker BeForever green. Notably, the sleeves on the Rose Garden Gown are modified and are now three-quarter length with even length ruffles around instead of elbow length with high-and-low style ruffles, and the socks are woolen.

One of a Kind Edition[]


One of a Kind Felicity.

A one-of a kind Felicity, designed by Carly Cushnie of Harlem's Fashion Row, was auctioned on eBay from September 23 to 26th, 2021, with all proceeds donated to Girls Who Code. The auction initial starting price was $300 and final auction price was $1,600.

The doll was dressed in a pink and purple floral side-laced dress, her meet coral necklace, a ivory flower crown and the shoes from the Dot to Dot Dress.

In coordination with the one-of-a-kind dolls, American Girl released the American Girl Collector Tote, which has an illustration of the first six historical characters in their modern outfits.

Dress Like Your Doll[]

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Children's Rose Garden Dress.

Felicity's first meet outfit was available as the Rose Garden Dress for $80. The child-sized coral necklace was available as the Coral Necklace or Felicity's Coral Necklace. Retail cost was $30 and decreased to $28. Both items were phased out around 2000.

The dress is cotton and came with sewn-in panniers.

Pre-Mattel, Mattel, and BeForever Differences[]

  • Mattel Felicity dolls have darker auburn red hair as opposed to the "carrot red" of the PC dolls.
  • PC Felicity dolls have muted green eyes; Mattel Felicity dolls have brighter green eyes.
  • PC Felicity dolls have soft red eyelashes; Mattel Felicity dolls (including BeForever) have standard black eyelashes.
  • BeForever Felicity dolls have darker green eyes than the bright Mattel dolls. The 35th anniversary eyes are closer to the original PC green shade.
  • Older versions of Felicity (and the 35th anniversary edition) have straight-line eyebrows. The BeForever Felicity's eyebrows are feathered.


  • 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 so far the only character to be released in three distinct ones.
  • Felicity was available for a limited time to celebrate the opening of American Girl Washington DC in 2011 during her archival.
  • Felicity was included in promotional materials for the relaunch of the historical line in October 2019, and she received a new character logo along with the rest of the characters.
  • Felicity was quietly archived for a second time in early December 2019. American Girl did not announce her retirement as with earlier archives. Her doll disappeared from the site and the company confirmed her archival through a comment on Facebook, which read: "We will be adding Felicity back to our lineup of archived characters and look forward to the next time we may reintroduce her to fans as we did in 2017." Dolls in stores were sold by the end of December. Her mini doll and books remain available.