Indeed, pre-recession Chic Boutique dolls had fully articulated shoulders, a twist and turn waist, and shapely vinyl legs with click knees.
I wanted my new princesses to look more well fed so I matched them with upgrade bodies. Chic Boutique dolls used to have a neck prong that gave the neck joint full mobility and expressiveness. This current crop of princesses has a neck knob:
Fortunately it is not overly wide so the head fit snugly on a Liv body:
Her sister, Niama chose a short and sassy do. She has just enough time to grab a cup of coffee before she goes to her new assignment as an office temp.
Juanita's outfit came from two different Dollar Tree fashion packs:
Niama's dress came with a glass-eyed Dream Girl from Family Dollar:
The sisters know that nobility of character rather than wealth or privilege is the true mark of a princess.