Doll of the Day – PenPalGirls Cady

Pen Pal Girls Cady

Back in October we did a review on Cady, an 18″ soft bodied doll from the new company PenPalGirls. One of the things I  have loved about this company since day one is the journey the company’s owner has taken in the development of their face mold. Let’s face it, when it comes to 18″ play dolls, the bodies are basically the same – it is the face (and the hair) that makes each one unique and makes a doll appealing. The PenPalGirls focus is on heritage and cultural diversity – and fun!


Manufacturer PenPalGirls
Size 18″
Body details Soft vinyl arms and legs, cloth body
Face Soft vinyl with painted features
Eyes Deep brown sleep eyes
Hair Wigged straight, black hair
Can share clothes with Most other 18″ brands like American Girl, Maplelea, Madame Alexander, Springfield and more
Average price $85
Where to buy
Recommended for ages 3 & up

Pen Pal Girls Cady

Cady is wearing the Gold Trim outfit from PenPalGirls. It is one of their most popular outifts. It is a black top with gold trim, ruffled shorts, lace tights and gold boots – definitely more European in style! The PenPalGirls hips are quite a bit narrower than AG – these shorts fit Ivy, but they were a little snug. Cady can wear the 18″ slim body dolls’s shorts and pants just fine and the AG outfits work on her too.

Pen Pal Girls Cady

Time to mix it up a bit! Cady is wearing the American Girl Paisley Print dress (one of my all time favorites!) with the boots from the set along with Nicki’s cowboy hat – while standing on a Wilde Imagination box. I think the blue looks really nice with Cady’s coloring.

Pen Pal Girls Cady

Cady is a rather quiet member of our doll family, but she is kind to everyone and can often be found reading the latest travel magazines and writing letters to her friends all over the world.

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  1. These dolls are really cute!

  2. Juliet XD says:

    LOVE HER! just not in my price range. I NEED that paisley print dress!!! it is one of my favorites too Char!

  3. She is pretty!!

  4. I love her! She looks really good in the Paisley Print dress!

  5. Cute! I like her clothes!

  6. I love her gold and black outfit! Not so crazy about the doll herself though.

  7. I love her blue dress outfit! She looks adorable in that dress!

  8. She looks adorable

  9. I love that dress. Where can you get it?

  10. cordelia says:

    I, too, really like that paisley print dress and it looks lovely on Cady. I do like those lace tights, as well.
    They would be a fun additon to some outfits.

  11. Bernitta & Bella says:

    I love this doll face, very detail.

  12. little jill says:

    she should have braids in at all times.

  13. How is her hair quality?

  14. she doesn’t look very Chinese

  15. She is cute!

  16. I’m thinking about getting Cady or Emma–I really like their faces. And their clothes are awwwwwwesome. I think my American Girls would love a penpal!

  17. I really don’t care for this doll . Looks to mature for my taste.