I got my doll wearing this outfit for Christmas 1995 when I was 10, right after the dolls came out. I agree that the style was not up to date, but I didn't care! I was just so excited about the doll. My doll came with the velvet flats, unfortunately. As any self respecting kid would do, I took off her clothes right away and her feet were stained dark gray from the shoes and still are. So I would advise not keeping the shoes on a doll for more than a few hours if you don't want stained feet!