From the site: Sunshine Beach Set Baby goes ga-ga at the beach! Her swimsuit, sun hat, and sandals have sweet butterfly appliques, and her hooded cover-up is oh-so-soft. Put on her sunglasses, and she's ready to play in the sand with her pail, shovel, and rake. There's also a swimsuit for Bear, and a seek-and-find board book. $24 BSOH
The swimsuit: The swimsuit is yellow with pink accents, including ruffles and a butterfly bow. The material is, unfortunately, very thin, although it is fine for an adult collector. I have not used the hooded cover-up. The sandals and hat: I personally think the hat makes the outfit. It is adorable and fits Bitty nicely. The sandals are cute and fit nicely, although they feel like they could be ripped if someone were to pull it the wrong way. I have not used the pail, shovel, or rake, although they are all very cute. They are, of course, plastic, just like the real ones. The book is actually very cute, with waves that shine and have a feel/touch sense to them. The sunglasses are cute, but plastic and could easily got lost or broken. Still, it was nice of AG to add them.
My daughter got this set a couple of years ago, and she has played with it a LOT. Unfortunately, it shows! The bathing suit material has not held up well - lots of picks from the velcro. I also have learned to really hate the sandals, since they are hard to fasten (Mommy, put these on Baby Katherine . . .) and take only a few minutes before they fall off again.
What I like: the cover-up is very cute, the colors on the set work well together. I do love the hat! The bucket has also gotten LOTS of play and has held up very well. It is plastic, but sturdy plastic. The shovel and rake also look good, but have not had as much play.
I've had this outfit for awhile. Just took it out of the box and put it on BB and then on my pre-Mattel #4. Got the Velcro stuck both times. The swimsuit will definitely not survive young children's play. But it works great on the 18" girls too, even the sandals. Sorry her glasses were crooked for the photo.