There is no way to know what outfit originally came on a doll. The choices were made randomly. However, you can match the production year of the doll to the production year of the outfits, and in some cases, the factory information.
1983 – 1985ish: A Match!
Coleco dolls produced from 1983 to 1984 (and some stuff in 1985) generally came with clothing made at the same factory. So, if the doll was OK factory, the outfit and shoes were also OK factory.
KT Boy OK Girl
Dolls wearing 500s outfits which came out in 1985 also matched factories.
However, I know of at least one collector who admits to taking kids out and switching clothes AT THE STORE, so even if you bought a kid from the store and it didn’t match, that doesn’t mean it didn’t originally come with the correct outfit!
Series Specific Pairs . . .
Some lines of kids had specific clothing created just for them. In many of these cases, the dolls and the outfits always match. There may be two factories producing them, but there is always a match.
|Circus Kids||P, KT|
WT White shirts
|1st Cornsilk Series (160s)||OK, KT|
|300s Cornsilk Series||OK, KT, P|
|Baby outfits (BBB)||SS, WS||Exceptions: #1, #2|
|PJ Series (689-694)||KT|
|720s series Cornsilk and |
regular kid outfits
|760s Cornsilk series||P|
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