She's often called a Cissy look-alike. She appears to be a walker, as her legs move forward and backward like a walker doll, but her head does not turn. She has joints at the head, shoulders, hips and knees.
Her face coloring is original, and her blue eyes open and close well. She has pierced ears and wears her original pearl earrings (no green ear). Her dark blonde hair is rooted and in its original style. Her fingernails and toenails have their original paint. She wears a wonderful dress of vintage fuschia faille (so pretty) done in a simple high-fashion style with dropped waist that is banded and accented with a fabric bow.
Plain neckline that opens toward the bust, dolman sleeves with small inside openings. The skirt is box pleated and hangs so nicely. The bodice is fully lined in fuschia taffeta, and four square snaps close the back of the dress.It was custom made by "Brambletwig" and is tagged. A real work of art in my opinion. The hat was custom made especially for this dress by rtrorich (Richard Originals). It is a bucket style with vintage fuschia flowers and raspberry-colored veiling, which can be worn over the face or pushed up.
Under the dress, Margie wears a vintage Premier slip that was modified somewhere along the way to fit wider hops like Margie has. It has a pretty satin inset in the back that opens all the way down with snaps. The elastic straps are just a tad long, but stay up fine. A petticoat could be added for more fullness, but I liked the look with less fullness to show off the pretty pleats of the skirt better.
Margie wears vintage pink nylon panties and vintage seamed stockings with no issues save a tiny pinhole at the top of the left one. She wears vintage high heels with black bases and replaced elastic in fuschia. Other accessories include a three-strand vintage pearl necklace (which I think was actually a lady's bracelet) and vintage nylon gloves in dark pink.
The lace trim is more reddish in color. They are in good condition.
The 20-inch Belle Margie/Marjorie dolls are not easily found, especially in good condition. Her wonderful costume was actually made for Cissy, but I liked it even better on Margie, so she has worn the outfit in my glass doll cabinet for quite some time.
Downsizing now, so will be offering some of my favorites as I can bear to part with them. My home is non-smoking, and I thank you for viewing this listing. Questions welcome and more pictures available if requested. The item "VINTAGE BELLE MARGIE/MARJORIE 20-INCH DOLL WEARING HAUTE COUTURE-SIMPLY ELEGANT" is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2020.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "momsbrg" and is located in Stephenville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.