I bought a #33 with the new meet outfit last week and I immediately took it off her. I don't like the boots and I don't like the texture of the pink details on the skirt. It feels cheap and like the strings would rip. The shirt is actually much better in person (IMO) and both the shirt and skirt have some mix and match potential.
Post by operaghost on Jul 17, 2012 13:48:04 GMT -5
My MyAG #41 came wearing the new meet outfit, and I have to say, I like it! I know this outfit is one most people either love or hate, but I do think it has more versatility and a more universally flattering color scheme than the previous modern meet outfit. It consists of a t-shirt, skirt, boots, and underpants.
The t-shirt is a light raspberry-pink, with a slightly darker print of flowers, butterflies, and hearts. The shoulders of the shirt are styled like a onesie. It's a cute top, though. It's a good basic piece that looks great paired with jackets.
The skirt is made from a stretchy, knit fabric. It's a charcoal gray, and has an elastic waist and a partial pink belt sewn on. The belt is made from two shoelace-like ribbons, and it's the same color as the t-shirt. The pink belt looks very pretty against the gray. I actually like this skirt a lot. I can see it going well with other tops in the MyAG line. I only wish the belt went all the way around the waist, instead of just the front of the skirt. Even so, I do think it's a nice skirt, reminiscent of Mia's meet skirt.
The underpants are pale pink. They look a lot like Gwen's underpants, minus the flower graphic. No complaints about them. They're standard AG underwear.
The boots are tan with a peachy tone. They have green butterflies embroidered at the top of them. The soles are gray. These boots don't match the meet outfit very well, but they do look cute with it. Perhaps they'd match better if the butterfly was pink, instead of green, as the outfit itself has no other green details? I think these boots could go with lots of other outfits, though. And, I think other pairs of shoes could go nicely with the meet outfit.
Overall, I think this is one of the nicer meet outfits in recent years. I guess I would give it a B+, because of the non-matching boots and partial belt.
Post by Blakeney Green on Aug 2, 2012 12:38:34 GMT -5
My new #58, Marigold, came wearing Meet Outfit 10, True Spirit. I found it impossible to assign a grade to this outfit as a whole because the quality was very uneven, so I'm going to review the major pieces separately. (The undies were just standard AG undies, nothing particularly good or bad about them, so I'm not going to bother reviewing them.) The major pieces were shirt, skirt, and boots.
The shirt is cute, and pretty well made. The sleeve detailing is nice, and in person it's more clear that they're going for a folded cap sleeve rather than a baby onesie look. The patterning is hard to see in a photo, but it's a nice touch and makes the outfit look a little more grown up than it otherwise would. I also think the shirt would be pretty versatile to pair with jeans, a jacket, and/or a different skirt.
Although tastes may vary, the shirt grade is a solid A for me.
I love the idea of this skirt, and in theory it should be cute and versatile, but mine at least was very badly made. The hemming is uneven, the seams are so bulky and lumpy that they're larger than the seams on a lot of my human-sized clothes, and although the skirt is nearly to the doll's knees in front, it's so much shorter in back that the doll's underwear is partly exposed when she is bent forward. The material is also a magnet for pet hair and dust, so someone with allergies may not want to use this skirt for a long-term display outfit.
I would have to give the skirt a C at best, because although it's an adorable idea and I wanted to like it, mine was so noticeably poorly made that the doll's shape looks distorted when she wears it. It could have been a lot better.
The boots ended up being my favourite part of the outfit. They're very cute, and although they don't coordinate well with the skirt or shirt (the green detailing is especially puzzling,) they would work well for mix and match with other outfits. It would have been nice to have socks or tights underneath rather than bare feet.
The boots aren't as sturdy as some other AG shoes, so they may not hold up to play as well. They also attract pet hair and are harder than you would expect to brush clean because of the texture of the material.
I'd give the boots an A- grade. They're cute and useful, but they don't merit quite full marks for me because they're a little flimsy and don't match the outfit well.
Overall: The shirt and boots are a win for me, but the skirt is a miss - not because of aesthetics but because of workmanship. It's a cute, versatile outfit overall, that I think is good but will not upgrade to great until AG does a bit more quality control.
Post by agnature56 on Sept 7, 2012 20:53:44 GMT -5
I am very impressed with this meet outfit!! I love pink!! And the skirt is adorable!!! So are the boots, they match but they kinda don't. I wear boots that don't match my outfits too! So these are TOO cute!! I love the little green butterfly on the side!! This is probably my favorite meet outfit AG has come out with so far!! ;D A+!!
Post by KitandKat on Sept 10, 2012 21:28:25 GMT -5
Shirt: I liked this more than I thought I would and it didn't end up looking as young as I thought it would. I like the subtle, darker pink pattern, as it adds some interesting graphic detail to the shirt but makes it easier to mix and match since there isn't an obvious decal or anything like that. I still think the detailing on the sleeves is unfortunate, but I think it looks better in real life and I ended up really liking the shirt with other bottoms. Grade: B (for detailing, would have liked a color other than pink)
Skirt: It's ok. I'd prefer no belt but I like what they have if we have to have it. It's a shoestring type of material and I think that is an interesting/different detail but I just wish it went all the way around. Mine also had some loose threads where it was sewn onto the skirt. I really like that they did a grey skirt since that is a neutral color we don't see often. The overall cut of the skirt is cute and flouncy but I'm not a fan of the stretchy fabric (not sure the name? It feels like yoga pants or leggings). That is just a personal thing as I'm not really into more athletic-looking skirts and would have probably preferred something with a slightly less casual fabric. It just has an elastic waist but it goes on and off easily on my Mattel dolls - haven't tried it on a PM doll yet (I find some other AG skirts with just the elastic waist/no velcro really hard to get on). Grade: B-
Boots: I don't understand these boots with the rest of the outfit. Not a huge fan of tan and grey together for one, but I think it could have worked without the random green butterfly. They are flimsy and almost cheap-looking the way a lot of AG boots are (I included a comparison with a similar AG boot). In my pictures you can see that mine are already wrinkled and you can see the flaps of the parts that are sewn together sticking out. I actually had a hard time taking one of the boots off my doll so I'm not sure how much use they will get. I think they will look cuter with something that matches better, and the one redeeming factor is that the butterfly is actually embroidered on the boot and isn't a decal. They have the non-stick velcro. Grade: C+
Overall grade: quality-B, "look"-C+ for lack of matching and elements I didn't like that I noted
boot comparison (I think these are the boots from the Pretty and Plaid Dress)
shirt with leggings (I think it looks a lot less baby-ish this way!)
Post by Buckingham Alice on Oct 14, 2012 5:12:42 GMT -5
My #14, Zuzu, came in this outfit. This may be my favorite MyAG meet outfit to date. In person, the top doesn't look as much like a onesie as it does online. I have seen similar tops for girls recently, so I guess this sort of sleeve detail is in fact a thing. The skirt is really cute, but I wasn't expecting the oddly stretchy material they used. The mix and match potential is a bit limited because of the attached belt, but that's not a huge deal if you pair it with a different pink top or a basic black or white one. I love the boots. I know some people are annoyed by the fact that they don't strictly match, but honestly, girls and young women wear tan boots with everything. The outfit doesn't look a bit odd to me with these boots. The green embroidery is an odd choice, but it is actually, to my eye, a cute (if misplaced) detail. Would love to pair these boots with the green top from the purple jumper a few years back and skinny jeans.
Overall, I'd give this set an -A. Definitely my favorite MyAG meet outfit.
Post by Talky Tina on Feb 20, 2013 19:34:06 GMT -5
Cross-posting this from a thread in the main forum for future reference! I think there are sufficient photos in this thread, so I won't bother to add any.
Underwear: Standard AG modern underwear. Not a lot to say about them.
T-shirt: Good quality and mixes and matches well with other bottoms. The shoulder detail is a lot cuter and less onesie-ish in person, and is easily covered up with a jacket or sweater if you decide you don't like it.
Skirt: A bit on the flimsy side (it's made of stretch jersey), but serviceable. It looks great with black or pink leggings, but because the pink tie belt isn't removable, it's not quite as versatile as I'd like. It does see use around here, but not as much as the other pieces of this meet.
Boots: Opinions seem to be pretty divided on these. Many dislike them because of the green butterfly detail on the sides, but I think it adds character. No, it doesn't match the pink and gray of the rest of the outfit, but most people don't wear perfectly coordinated outfits a la AG dolls in real life, anyway. When my modern dolls aren't wearing sneakers, they can often be found in these boots.
Happy holidays from a sugar-crashed Trudy and Ingrid!
Dolls: Kirsten (PC), Molly (PC), Trudy (#42), Ingrid (modern Marie-Grace), and Kit
Post by 18inchesoflove on Feb 21, 2013 7:32:53 GMT -5
My #41 arrived in this outfit in August, and I was overall satisfied by it.
The Shirt- I love this shirt! The shirt is light pink, with slightly darker designs on it. It has capped sleeves, and a rather straight neckline. It gets a lot of use in my dollhouse, and is excellent for mixing and matching. A
The Skirt- I'm indifferent to the skirt. This skirt is made out of a weird stretch material, that although it's soft, isn't very nice, it feels really cheap. I don't like this weird half belt, it's very weird when I take a photo from the side and you only see half of it. Also the AG logo is in a very strange place, and is quite hard, it prevents me from properly folding it(for storage). B
Boots- I love these boots with other outfits, but not with the meet. Why on Earth would AG pair brown boots with green butterflies with gray and pink?! It is so weird and mismatched that they were the first thing I took off my doll. B+
Both of my True Spirit Outfits are good quality and make the dolls look MUCH better than they did in the grey-lavender. Pink is their color! Anyway, the outfit itself seems to be solid. Shirt: I actually like the sleeve detailing. It differentiates the outfit from just plain T-shirt and skirt. Overall, cute shirt. A. Skirt: I love the feel of it and the way it looks on the doll! My only issue is the belt detail: it looks weird when a shirt is covering it. I would have preferred that the pink was an accent at the bottom of the skirt rather than the top, however, it is a nice mix-and-match item. A-. Boots: These boots are adorable! I think that they match the outfit well: you don't need to just have the same color scheme to match! They do reflect the trend of tan boots very well, and I'm sure that many girls are glad to have a pair of boots for her first doll. But I would rather AG give sneakers as the meet outfit's shoes. They did that with Mia, but I don't believe that they've done it since. A. Underwear: I don't like them. They definitely seem thinner and flimsier than past underwear. All of my other dolls briefs seem much thicker and more lasting (with the exception of Chrissa's). C-.
My #58 Whitney came in this outfit. The boots are probably my favorite part. Ok, they're a little flimsy, but they're cute, and I like the green embroidery. The shirt is a nice shade of pink - it's not quite as babyish in person and could probably mix and match with many outfits. I'm not as fond of the skirt. The cut is nice, but the fabric is some kind of cheap jersey and feels a little strange.
Overall, not the worst meet outfit out there. The colors work on many dolls, and the pieces work well with other clothes.