Cissy in those big stripes — makes you want to smile! Madame Alexander provided for Cissy well. From 1955 through 1962, Cissy was dressed, gowned, accessorized, jeweled and hatted with extraordinary millinery. Part of the fascination with fashion dolls is, well — the fashion! This striped dress with the contrasting of directional stripes isn't just a polished cotton day dress. It is a direct reflection of one of the big trends of the fashion of this mid century time period. Paris gave the runway oversized stripes, American department stores have their customers oversized stripes and Madame Alexander, constantly reacting to what was happening around her, gave Cissy big oversized stripes. Dolls, like fashion, are a reflection of what's happening around them.