American Girl Julie 1974 Review

Editor's Rating


Editor's Review

Get ready for a groovy new release of the American Girl Julie 1974 doll. The 18-inch doll wears her BeForever outfit from 2014, but she’s got some new additions to her closet and collection, too.

If you don’t know, Julie Albright is growing up in San Francisco during the 1970s. This fourth grader starts a new school, meets a boy, and loves basketball. But the coach says that girls can’t play on the team. Kids can read more about Julie in her brand-new storybook, Julie: My Journal, that accompanies the doll. The doll features brown eyes and straight blonde hair with a tiny braid at the side. She wears a lemon-yellow crocheted vest over a white tank top with a floral peace sign graphic, a pair of bell-bottom blue jeans with floral side panels on each leg, and purple platform sandals. You can add to the doll with Julie’s Accessories, a set that comes with a braided flower headband, a faux-leather bag with floral applique, a golden metal “Julie” necklace, and a mood ring that changes color when placed in warm or cold water. 

When Julie goes to school, she can wear her Julie’s School Outfit. This comes with a purple jersey-knit turtleneck underneath a multi-colored crochet-square vest, a navy A-line skirt, purple tights, purple platform shoes, and two purple bow-shaped barrettes. Julie will also need Julie’s School Lunch Box for a school day. This metal lunchbox features a funky floral design and opens up to reveal a matching insulated container with a removable lid, a pretend sandwich, pretend cheese-flavored chips, and a pretend cupcake. 

When Julie is not at school, she can be found roller skating in Julie’s Summer Skating Outfit. This outfit comes with a blue T-shirt with rainbow heart graphic, blue satin shorts with pink contrast trim, striped knee socks, a pink ribbon hair bow, and athletic shoes mounted on skates with blue wheels and blue front stoppers.  

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Should I get it?

If you don’t already have a Julie doll, she makes a great addition to the American Girl doll lineup. And if you do already own Julie, the new accessories are a great way to add to Julie’s story. This is a fun way for today’s kids to learn about the 1970s and play out Julie’s story.


Brand-new clothing & accessories
New storybook helps kids learn about the 1970s
Inspires imaginative play



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