Betsy had a large
number of short dresses and variations. Betsy's Wardrobe by Lisa
Heino is the best source for verifiying authentic outfits but these photos
may help. Lisa's book is indexed by name, fabric, type of clothing,
and color, so it makes it very easy to look up an item.
"Playtime" -- These
look too fancy to play in to me!
"Coed" -- Blue
and red, an all-time favorite.
Green Dress with floral print top, green bolero;
MIP came with black vinyl shoes and socks and red hatbox See
Less common Green Dress with geometric print
top, green bolero; See Photo
MIP came with black vinyl shoes and socks
and red hatbox
Hatbox also came in white (as documented by
Lisa Heino) and possibly pink.
"Town and Country"
Version #1 has red jumper with blue and white
striped trim, blue and white striped rompers. See
Photo. Also, package from MIB April
Showers has a sketch of this outfit.
Version #2 is Red with white pleated skirt.
MIP came with light blue felt jacket and beret. See
"At the Zoo"
dress -- Orange with large collar with
white trim. Flyer
description says it included tights (black), black shoes and balloons!
Black and white checks with red accents,
matching black checked coat and hat. Described in Lisa Heino's book as
"number B42 "Town & Country" - black and white checked dress, matching
coat w/red lining, black felt beret, heavy white nylon socks and black
side button shoes" -- See
Photo. Came in large and
Very early version had white blouse, red skirt
with red bolero jacket, and black hat. See Photo.
Another version has a black coat and red dress
with black and white trim on the border of the skirt. See
'Patio Party' Dress
-- Yellow gingham with a white apron with a duck applique. See
photo on doll.
"Recess Dress" --
White rick-rack and white soutache trim on hot pink full skirt, pink and
white checked top. Came with a pink hat and white vinyl shoes. See
Photo. Also shown mint on Betsy and
shown on Flyer
School Days dresses --
Schoolgirl dresses --
Blue and green plaid with white bias sleeve
and neck binding. MIP outfit has blue tights and a pencil, eraser, and
mini chalkboard See
Red and green plaid with white bias sleeve
and neck binding. More common variation, same as holiday
A red and blue
plaid with white bias sleeve and neck binding is another variation.
"Shaded" blue/green or pink/purple
Blue and white striped dress with apple applique
(Identified as "Schoolgirl" #2 from 1958 in Betsy's Wardrobe
by Lisa Heino).
Variation where apple looks like a rabbit.
w/white pindots (Closeup) -- Red bow at waist (Betsy's
Wardrobe by Lisa Heino describes as 'Schoolgirl'). See also
image of outfit
Blue and white stripes with green ribbon trim.
Lisa Heino describes another variation in
navy dotted swiss.
Party" -- Seems to have had many variations.
Sketch on MIB package
for April Showers.
Dresses -- all 3 shown in Zillner book.
1957 -- Sheer pink nylon dress with white
flocked pattern. Three variations include
1958 -- White
taffeta dress with embroidered overskirt.
1958 -- Pastel yellow
taffeta dress with embroidered overskirt. Colors in the embroidery
vary; dress also came in white and pink versions.
1960 -- Pastel pink
with white lace trim and lace skirt.
Came with a white lacy hat with flowers. (See
with above version from 1960)
1957 -- Pink Velvet Skirt with black waistband,
white bodysuit, black hat and black shoes with socks. See
1958 -- Red taffeta pleated dress with black
jacket, tied red hat, black shoes. and socks.
1959 -- Red and Green plaid with white bias
binding on neck and sleeves, came with red straw hat and red tights with
black shoes See
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