Post by nararabbit on Sept 1, 2012 17:28:52 GMT -5
This dress is so adorable, and the peachy-rose color is universally flattering! It has a grosgrain ribbon waist (a bit tight on my chubby MG doll) and there's not a lot of room in the torso, so I don't think a slip would fit, but pantalons would if you felt like including them. The stretchy neck makes for easier fitting as well.
Her red boots are cute enough, but they are a little plain. At least they fit the first time with a minimum of fussing and stretching!
Note: the hat is not included, and is sold with the Spencer Jacket set.
Post by Mad Celtic Midwife on Sept 2, 2012 17:12:29 GMT -5
The colors of this dress are what make it so beautiful, IMO. I love the light and dark coral colors together. The dress is lovely alone, but when combined with the spencer and bonnet (sold separately), the total outfit is gorgeous!! I love the colors on Caroline, but I also love them on the darker complexions, like Cécile. I am a big fan of the boots, I think they are just sweet, and the detailing on the inside of the boot is cute. Overall, A+
My girls: Caroline, Kit, Molly (pm), Lilo (pm #11), Haddix (pm original #6), Marie Grace, WB Samantha, Emmalina (Gotz)
DD: Elizabeth(custom), Rebecca, Kaya, JLY3,and first edition Josefina!
I really like the colors and fabric of this dress also, but was a little surprised at the elastic in the neck and arms. Also, because of the length, I thought it needed Josefina's pantalets, period-appropriate or not!
Post by sharayahlynn on Sept 30, 2012 21:48:55 GMT -5
This outfit is lovely. It is my very favorite color! The fabric of the dress is nice and I also love the pattern and style. I love the boots as well, especially the detailing on the inside of each one. Grade: A+
This dress is such a pretty shade. I appreciate the fact that, while sticking to the safe color of pink, in this outfit they did it with pizzazz. The print is just so pretty, and I love the gathered bodice. The red boots are my favorite, though. The material is very soft, and reminds me of real, very fine leather. I don't think I would let a young girl "travel" in such a pretty outfit, but I digress...
my Caroline's travel dress review: I think this dress is really cute! it only comes with two things though. the dress is really pretty but not the matierial i expected. and the grossgrain belt on the dress pills easily. the boots are adorable!!! you dont have to lace them up! but they are hard to get on, and they don't go on the doll's feet. they stick out a little. B+
Dress: This dress easily became one of my favorites. It is simple but pretty, and I like that it can be worn by itself as a summer dress or paired with her spencer jacket for cooler months. I really like the coral pink/red color - it's flattering on many different dolls. The pleats/gathering on the bodice add interest. Grade: A
Boots: The boots are a darker red like the ribbon on the dress. They are plastic with a pleather-y feel. The laces are the same color as the rest of the shoe, and they are real laces but pre-tied and the boots velcro in the back. I don't mind the velcro since they do have real laces too. Mine were pretty easy to get on. Grade: A
Overall Grade: A
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2013 19:01:55 GMT -5 by KitandKat
I got this along with the spencer/hat set for my birthday yesterday. It is already one of my favorite outfits for Caroline! The warm rose color is beautiful with her skin and eye color, which is kind of surprising to me. I find Caroline really does look better in vivid, saturated colors because pastels, believe it or not, tend to wash her out.
I'll admit the price is a little steep for what you get, but the two pieces are still very nice. The dress is simply cut to mimic the drawstring dresses from the time period and fits well, I was able to put it on over Caroline's shift and petticoat with no problem. I feel like the waistband is kind of low for a Regency dress and I'm not crazy about how it tries to sneak out under the edge of the spencer (not a huge deal of course, just something I wouldn't have done if I were making the dress). I love the print of the fabric, it looks almost "sketchy" if that makes sense, and the fabric has some little bits of green that look nice with Caroline's eyes.
(Sorry, I apparently didn't get a pic without the spencer!)
The red boots are seriously awesome. They are kind of pointy for AG boots and are a beautiful shade of dark red. I like how they lace up on the inside! At first they were kind of tough to get on over stockings but it can be done, it just might take a few seconds longer than other AG boots - again, not a problem for me but something I thought I would mention.
Overall I would give this set an A- (slightly deducted for the cut of the dress).
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2013 9:48:03 GMT -5 by Wickfield
Post by lisaloo812 on Oct 18, 2013 21:18:54 GMT -5
I bought this dress today and promptly put it on Caroline. It is easily my favorite piece in Caroline's wardrobe. The color is wonderful and I love the coordinating ribbon and the green leaves in the print. The boots are fantastic, love the detail of the laces without having to tie those little ties. A+