Perfect for class—and recess! This outfit includes: A sweet and sporty striped knit dress with a layered look Doodle-covered high-top tennis shoes A heart-shaped "Smart" charm $28
I ordered this outfit the day it came out. That has never happened before because I prefer to think things over (a lot) before making any purchases. I bought this dress because it reminds me of what I wore when I was a kid-in the early 90s-and it fits the personality of one of my dolls. Since is is one of the cheaper outfits, I didn't have high expactions bu I was pleasantly surprised. The knit of the dress is heavier/thicker than I thought and has a very nice feel. The "shirt" is attached, but is similar to many of the tops my boys wear in cold weather with the fake layers. It would have been nice to have a separate shirt mainly to use the dress in warmer weather as well. The layered skirt is well done. It has two full layers; the under-layer is attached to the waist just like the upper-layer.
The shoes are cuter than I thought from the stock photos. They slide on easily but seem pretty secure as well. There is some "doodling" on them, but not distracting if you don't care for that type of thing
I give the outfit an A-, points off for the attached shirt and price for the number of pieces. Hair clips or something would have been nice as well.
I bought this dress for my ten year old niece who wanted it as soon as she saw the things on the web site and got her the girl's matching outfit as well. Ouch, for the price of the girl's 2 pieces, but she's been wearing it each day and it's a perfect summer dress without the tee, and will be fine for her for cooler weather with it. Fits easy and well and is versatile and flexible and is comfortable. Very modest skirt length which will please Papa as well. Flattering to her--it's a win, win.
Since this is all about the doll's version: It's a great dress IMO for the dolls that look best in the muted colors Niece has it on a MG whose aqua eyes stand out from the teal on the dress. I felt this outfit looked like a cross between that roller skating outfit skirt and Mckenna's meet outfit, but it works. And really, if AG had just sold the tee separately instead of merely sewing on faux tee sleeves, it would be as versatile as the old Perfect Plaid outfit.But they did not. The workmanship and quality of the outfit is evident next to the OG outfits I recently purchased. Stellar in both. AG still rules when using this outfit as comparison.
The dress fits easily and well on the doll just as the girl's version fits on the girl and is flattering in cut. A bit warm looking for summer--again regrets on the permanent sleeves, but, oh well. What more to say, other than it looks great on MG, fits like a dream. As mentioned above it is one of the less pricey items in this new release, I guess because it is only a dress and shoes outfit. I agree barettes or a headband would have been nice, but separate tee even better. Sad, as the Perfect Plain outfit, not only had the separate tee but a hat as well for about the same price. But, this dress is a very nice complete outfit. I don't think a $2 increase in price on it for a couple of barretts or a ribbon would have improved my comments on it. Had the thrown it in for the $28, I'd give it some more points for value.
The shoes are terrific. Niece wants some for herself. Funky looking with fold over tops and doodle on them. Something quite different from anything else I've seen AG put out. I give them an A+. There is also a "smart" charm included.
I find grading these things is difficult as it's really a nice outfit with that one "I wish" regarding the separate tee. That's what detracts me from giving it an A+ for the outfit.