This outfit is even more mesmerizing in person than what it is in pictures.
It arrives in a beautiful shiny silver box and all.
The dress is absolutely gorgeous. The velvet is soft and flows well. It has only snaps- no velcro. There is a bow in the back- which also has a v-back design. The front's designs are beautiful colors, contrast well with the black, and look just plain stunning.
The stockings work quite well with this dress. I am glad they are knee-highs and not tights.
The shoes are not so good. I could not get them to stay- so I just used the black patent Mary Janes with this outfit.
One comment I have to make is that this dress seems more like a prom dress than what a tween would wear. Perhaps due to the back's design. It's not inappropriate- but I would not have worn something like that at age 10.
I just wanted to add that the shoes that come with Nellie's Christmas outfit are PERFECT for this dress. Much better than the ones that come with it. Nellie's shoes have gold buckles, are patent leather, and are very durable and easy to put on.
Post by monimarine on Oct 20, 2008 21:20:02 GMT -5
I have been wanting this outfit for several years now and finally won it on ebay for a decent price. It's in very good shape. No snags or tears or anything. The only issue is the bow snap on the back. The sewing is loose so I had to be careful putting it on and taking it off for these photos. This outfit is a beautiful velvet with very detailed embroidery across the high waist. The socks are knee high, exactly like Kit's Christmas outfit socks. I like the plain shiny flats, they are easy to get on and the snaps are still tight and secure. I think I would like to see this dress with a pair of black tights though.
My daughter has this dress in a size 12 and I am hoping she will be able to wear it this year for the holidays. This is definitely a semi formal occasion type dress. More like a party dress rather than a ball gown or other organized formal. *mod edit to remove dead image links*