Cissy wears, as described by the 1957 Alexander Doll Company Catalog, an elegant "afternoon gown" of lilac taffeta. Interesting details are the skirts box pleats and the bolero jacket. The taffeta dress is accented with a corsage and accessorized with a lucite purse with accent flowers from the hat. Lilac was a huge color trend of mid-century fashion, and it was a favorite of the Paris runways. Cissy transitioned from the painted finish dolls of 1955 to mid year 1957 when the infused Cissy's were first introduced. The No. 2143 Cissy was made as both types of hard plastic dolls. This is a beautiful example of the infused Cissy of mid-year 1957. To further present the perfect picture of fashion, Cissy has auburn hair with curls that are accommodated by her very chic mushroom style lilac straw hat.