Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Jan 4, 2013 15:35:11 GMT -5
This comes with: * Dress * Tights * Shoes * Headband * Board book
The outfit is VERY similar to the Purple Party outfit for MyAG dolls. For me, that was a plus, so big sister and little sister could match! I love both versions of the outfit. The headband on the baby version is harder to use, but it's still a very good buy.
Historical: Molly, Kit, Emily and Ruthie
MyAG: Kylie (#23), Hannah (#37), Emma (#39), Allie (#53) and Rachel (#57)
GOTY: Kailey, Nicki and Abby (Saige)
Bitty Babies: Helina (blond), Sarah (brunette with brown eyes), Grace (brunette with blue eyes) and Katie (redhead)
Bitty Twins: Cory (brunette boy) and Lea (brunette girl)
Customs: Sasha, Jessica, Natalie, Lauren and Zoey
I don't have a Bitty Baby and my Bitty Twin is an old fashioned girl, so this was purchased for my 18 inch dolls. This is the second year I've purchased a Bitty holiday dress for the 18 inchers. I guess AG did learn from the major fail of the burgundy Snowflake dress that did not sell anywhere near to expectation for the Bitty Baby. Like that dress, which is a favorite of mine for the 18 inch dolls, this one just didn't do well for Bitty again! There were tons of this left at AG Place and it's been lingering on final sale on the website at rock bottom prices.
I bought the dress at the NYC AG Place during the post holiday sale when I was really hoping to snag one of the 18 inch holiday dresses which were sold out there. I really wanted the red dress, but, this was Bitty version of the purple was all that was left, but lots of them. So I bought one, and have to say, I was delighted as to how it looked on my younger aged dolls, and then Ruthie Grace (MG with a Ruthie wig) tried it on, and it was just perfect for her. A little short waisted but then it's not made for the 18 inch dolls. I think the bow is a little funky and too big. I may snip and resew it on so it lies straight. The up and down tie just doesn't do it for me. And the skirt is a smidgeon short and a bit too full to be perfect, but it works and looks cute, and at this price, I won't complain, just making note. The head band fits well enough and the tights were a bonus. Shoes..ok, nothing to write about. Black would have been better, but AG did the same purple with the 18 inch version too.
I give this a 6 for a holiday dress for the 18 inch dolls due to fit, but it does look cuter than the purple version for the big dolls for some of the dolls. And for the discounted price it gets a full 10. So I'm rating it as an 18 inch doll's $34 holiday outfit. Would't buy it at that price or at the full Bitty price even, but at 25% off which is what I paid, I'm good. For some great comparison photos of this next to the Big Doll version, check out nevergrowupdollguideblogspot.com which did a great write up on both dresses. The 18 inch dress is not much shorter than this dress, by the way, in fact nearly the same, but the fit and the flow of that dress is very much calibrated for the 18 inch dolls and it is more of a tailored look.
For a Bitty Baby, I say this dress is a fail despite the trend for some of these darker holiday dresses for babies,and the market agrees with me. It didn't sell. Nor did the dark dress last year. Hopefully AG is getting the message But this meant a bargain for those of us with the 18 inch dolls, as both last year and this year's holiday Bitty dresses work well for the bigger dolls and the price points are so much better.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2013 22:06:48 GMT -5 by Jamirae