I purchased this dress for my 18 inch girls, too, when it was first released. Overall, I give this set an A. To me, this set looks more appropriate for middle-school aged girls than toddlers.
The Dress: fits the 18 inch girls nicely, though it's a little baggy at the neckline. I like the length because, IMO, it suits my dolls' age (14) quite nicely. I do not like the dress by itself, though. It definitely needs the sweater or another sweater/jacket. Aside from the sweater it comes with, I like to pair the dress with the Petals and Plaid cropped corduroy jacket or the 2 in 1 Ballet Outfit sweater. I have also just tied a black ribbon around the waist to make it look like a high-waisted dress. Personally, I feel this dress is very versatile. Grade: A+
The Sweater: This piece, IMO, is very sophisticated/grown-up looking. Again, I'm not sure how toddler-appropriate it is, but it certainly works well with my girls. It is a bit big on the 18 inch dolls, though. Still, the mix-and-match possibilities for this piece are endless. Aside from pairing it with the dress, I also like to pair it with a black tank and either black pants, jeans, a black skirt, or a denim skirt. Grade: A- (just because of the bagginess on the 18 inch crowd)
The Shoes: Good quality, fit nice...I just don't like them, which is why I pair Julie's holiday sandals or black flats with this outfit instead. Grade: A+'
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Last Edit: Nov 10, 2010 10:57:54 GMT -5 by BeauCoeur