Toys of the Eighties, Dressy Bessy
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Dressy Bessy was a doll with special clothes that taught children how to dress, button, zip, fasten clasps, tie shoes and other tasks. It was a great developmental toy for preschoolers.
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k cloud - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved this doll. My mother named her Messy Bessy, because I had drawn on her and never buttoned her clothes. She had orange yarn hair in pig tails or braids. I could have taken the braids out. She also had purple vinyl shoes. Bessy sure was colorful.
jojo - December 10, 2007 - Report this comment
i had forgotten about her. yeah! what about those shiny purple shoes?!?! LOL!
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh, Dressy Bessy! I had her when I was about 4 or 5. I loved this doll to pieces!
Kathy - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Whebn my daughter was very little she had FIVE dressy Bessy's! My mother kept buying them because my daughter loved them so much. One in particular was her favorite. I watched her one night, while she was sound asleep, pick each one up until she found the right one!. My daughter is 29 yrs old now and still has all of her Bessy's. We call them Kerry's family!
Barbara - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow!!! I just heard of a band named Dressy Bessy (because of Grey's Anatomy) and then I suddenly remembered... I loved her! I used to have the one with the brown hair, the blue jacket and the kinky purple boots. I'm going to call my mother tomorrow if she kept it or not. I hope she can bring her with her when she's coming over this sunday. That would make my weekend! :-)
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
The original doll is the one with navy blue velvet veston and purplke buttons and pig tails. there was also a boy doll . it was a set. the little girl across the street from me had these dolls. what was the boy doll called i wonder?
Casey - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe the boy was Dapper Dan. I still have mine.
Tricia - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved my dressy bessy. I am now 40 and I remember it like it was yesterday. My Mom told me I had sell it in our garage sale because I was getting too old to be carring a doll around everywhere. This little girl bought her...I still remember her walking down our driveway, just dragging her by her arm. I wanted to kill her.
Jennifer - November 21, 2015 - Report this comment
The boy doll was diaper Dan .
Carrie - October 13, 2017 - Report this comment
I had this doll when I was little and I was absolutely terrified of her. I kept her buried at the bottom of my toy box!

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