The dolll is a good size for ltoddlers and young ones. I purchased as a gift for a family we adopted for Christmas. I will not be able to follow up. I would have given 5 stars if doll had come in a box instead of a plastic bag. I could not find a gift box this size.
If you count the top of pony tail, more like 16". Very lightweight, but has a cute face and costume. Has a label that says: "17" Ballerina Doll for ...a Birthday Party Favor". Was a little disappointed, but for the price it is probably worth it. My husband thinks our 4 year old granddaughter will love it.