Meet 4: Urban Outfit (2000 - 2002) Mar 13, 2008 23:25:48 GMT -5
Post by EofA on Mar 13, 2008 23:25:48 GMT -5
I actually like this outfit, but I would have to rate parts of it differently.
The hoodie is prone to stretching out over time, and one of the ones I had wouldn't ever stay snapped. I did like the hoodie's muted colors and its versatility with other outfits, but I really wish that it was longer in the torso. To my eyes, it makes the dolls look short-waisted (okay, yeah, I know they don't have waists, but still....)
I really like the skirt. I like that it has a zipper instead of velcro, and I like that it is long. I like the weave in the fabric that gives it texture, I like the cargo pockets. Okay, I admit it; I'd wear this. It's a refreshing change from the short skirts AG usually gives us. The skirt fits well on most PM dolls and I think the style is great. It was a unique look for AG. While I personally loathe status labels on my own clothing, I don't mind the AG logo that is on this skirt.
The vest was a disappointment. It is also too short-waisted for the looks of the outfit. I could have lived with a short vest had the hoodie been longer. Also, the AG tag on the vest is an irritant. The zippers for both vests I had were a little tough to maneuver, so I would think it would also be a challenge for a young girl to zip. My grade would be lower for this piece, but it is redeemed by its reversibility (once the pesky tag is snipped off, that is).
Shoes are okay. I am not a MaryJane person so they don't impress, but they are fine for what they are and can be switched out with other things, I guess. Socks haven't gone all slouchy over time, so that's a plus. These socks can work with your average non-AG Hogwarts uniform, by the way.
No grade for the undies, since I never had them, They are plain white briefs, nothing to write home about.
Total grade: B.
Incidentally, my daughter's doll below is wearing the messenger bag that was sold as part of the Meet Accessories from 00-03. I only have the bag, otherwise I'd review the whole set in Accessories.