As most of you know, there are many, many brands of dolls, specifically 18″ play dolls and within the 18″ doll space there tends to be two types of dolls – slim body and American Girl style. While both types are 18″ tall, they can not share many of their clothes. One of the things we try to do at Doll Diaries is help determine which dolls can wear which brands so you can get the most value from your doll purchases.

Last week, frequent contributor Madelon, found FAO Schwarz 18″ dolls on 50% off sale at her local Toys R Us store. She bough Avery, who loves horseback riding, has a dark brown bob style haircut and soulful brown eyes. The FAO 18″ dolls are made by Gotz.

FAO Schwartz 18" doll Avery

For $30, I think Madelon got a great deal! Essentially she got a doll and two complete outfits for the $30 – that’s amazing – especially since Avery is still listed at $60 on the FAO website. Avery comes dresses in riding gear including a hat, ascot style shirt, jacket, riding jodhpurs, and boots. She is packaged with a second outfit consisting of a shirt, modern cut jeans and cowboy boots. Too cute.

FAO Schwartz 18" doll Avery

Avery was so happy to get out of that box and spend some time with her horse!

FAO Schwartz 18" doll Avery

A closer look at Avery’s jacket and shirt underneath.

FAO Schwartz 18" doll Avery

The inside of her riding pants have suede patches inside the knees and lower leg.

FAO Schwartz 18" doll Avery

Avery looks at ease in her everyday outfit.

The FAO Schwartz 18″ dolls are SLIM BODY dolls. Meaning American Girl dolls CAN NOT wear their clothes. The FAO girls can share clothes with Carpatina slim body dolls and Journey Girls though.

Journey Girls can wear FAO clothes

This is my Kyla doll from Journey Girls that I bought at Toys R Us back in June. She is wearing an 18″ doll outfit from FAO and it fits her perfectly!  Erin, our slim body Carpatina doll, was wearing the same outfit earlier. You can see her wearing it in the Day 43 of Doll Play post.

Journey Girls can wear FAO clothes

Kyla look so good in this green I just had to take a few more photos of her!

I would like to thank Madelon for sending in the photos of Avery! And I hope this post was helpful to you in knowing what 18″ doll can share with each other.

Have a great afternoon!