Post by Felicityfan85 on Jan 5, 2014 21:45:58 GMT -5
"Your girl's My American Girl® doll will be oh-so-sweet in this confection of an outfit! It features:
-A dress with a glittery "love" graphic on the front, tiers of satin ruffles at the skirt, and a big printed bow tied at the back shoulders just for fun -A fancy bracelet -Pink sandals with bows at the toes -A "Strong" rectangle charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace"
I got this outfit, at AGB-Boston (I actually got it with the intention of modifying it into a separate top and skirt).
The dress is a pretty light pink color. The top is made of knit t-shirt material. The graphic is nice and has a little bit of foil print and rhinestones on it. The skirt has two tiers of satin and one of a heart print. I do wish that more of the printed tier was seen. The back of the dress features a big bow in the heart print, near the top.
The sandals are pink with two little bows. The bracelet has pink sparkly plastic heart beads and closes with a clasp.
My overall grade would be an A- for the printed ruffle not being more visible. I also think the outfit looks better as separates although it's pretty as a dress, too. Overall though this is a cute set. I love the color and the graphic on the dress and I think the bracelet is simple and cute.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Sept 26, 2014 3:35:15 GMT -5
Got this set at AGPLA earlier this year. It's a bit unusual, with the t-shirt material top and ruffly satiny bottom, but that was what I liked about it... it wasn't like anything else in my collection. I love the color of the dress, and the "LOVE" screen printing on the bodice is really nicely done and cute. And the shoes are simple but versatile, so they will come in handy.
This dress is not to my liking, and it took a sale for me to go for it. Thought of it more as an everyday dress rather than something fancy or dressy, mainly because of the tee shirt fabriced top and the screen printed graphic on it. BUt the dress, once in hand, and carefully examined, is truly a very intricately made piece, with a lot of detailing and extras.
Too bad the drop waist bodice is what grabs one's attntion because despite the inset tiny rhinestones and multi colored screen print ths is a definite cut above the usual fare, the casual glance sees a casual look. It is, after all, made out of tee shirt fabric. But the skirt is layered with satin and a sweet floral print (that AG really should have highlighted more). The other surprise is that the dress has a bow in the back made of the same fabric print. I wish AG had somehow faniced up the bodice, the front of the dress more and tied it in with that sweet floral print. But this is the style, and the dress has not done too badly at all, from all indications. The price break was less than 20% on this.
The sandals are a cute, double strpped across the top of the foot with douple bows, and are a pepto bismol pink that is not obnoxious as foot wear. I 'd have preferred an eggshell pale pink or ice pink, but this does dress down the frock so that it is more versatile, IMO. It also comes with a beaded bracelet to fancy things up.
Finding a necklace (equally out of scale--a person's bracelet) and headband to go with the outfit was quite easy and gives it a big lift. For fancy wear, I think it needs that.
So I give the dress a B+ with the + for the surprising details, and also to compensate for the fact that it is not to my personal taste.