This fancy performance outfit is perfect for a solo skating debut:
A black skating leotard with a full, layered skirt and metallic dot details to catch the light A matching headband with a fabric flower White ice skates and glittery skate guards A bouquet of fabric roses for good luck Includes a book for girls: Your A-to-Z Guide to Trying New Things
I love this outfit it is adorable!! The skates are a great quality but the headband was not what i expected. I love the leotard it is very well made.
Post by TheGentleWarrior1 on Aug 11, 2010 22:09:11 GMT -5
I love this skate dress! It's a black stretch crushed velour/panne halter style skate dress with a double layered skirt. The underlayer skirt and the V trim of the halter are made of a black stretch fabric with shiny silver dots on it. The dress has a fairly large keyhole back that velcros at the very top.
The black was a great colour choice for this dress. It makes it look sophisticated and mature, while at the same time it'll also show up very well against the ice opposed to a say, lighter coloured dress like white.
The only thing that "might" be a problem to some people is the fact that it's a halter style dress with a pretty large keyhole in the back. AG is designed for girls around 8 and up and I don't really see an 8 year old skating in a dress like this. I mostly see girls eight and up competing in long or short sleeves. Not really halters. It doesn't bother me at all though. I love it. A+
Front of the skate dress.
Keyhole in the back of the dress.
Headband: The headband is a cute headpiece for this outfit. It's made of the same black crushed velour-ish type of fabric and it has a cute little flower on the left side of it made out of the silver polka dot fabric.
While I think this headband is cute, it's not really practical. I've seen a few figure skaters try to wear headbands on the ice while they're competing and they always end up shoving it back up onto their heads or holding onto while they spin. So yes, pretty, but not practical. I give it a B.
Skates: Ok, I'm really disappointed in these skates. All of the AG skates I own dating back to the early 2000's have all had self laces and eyelets. These skates, have eliminated the eyelets and instead have elastic bungee cord style laces that stretch when you try to force the dolls foot into the boot. Hard and not realistic. C-
View of eyelet free/elastic tie skates.
Bouquet: Adorable bouquet. I never knew there could be purple roses but hey, I think it's cute. I do wish it had more flowers though. Maybe 12 instead of 6?
Overall, I love this outfit. Apart from the skate disappointment everything else is great! Both me and Laura (doll modeling the dress) as happy figure skaters give it an A.