Post by Maya Papaya on Feb 25, 2011 18:59:40 GMT -5
I'm 5'1, 130ish pounds, 36B, and I usually wear adult S or M, or kids 16/16 plus. I got this tee off eBay, in size L(14/16).
I agree with Scandia that this top doesn't scream tween... I really like the design, plus it's nice and soft! The sleeves are the perfect length for me, and the hood is cute, but the shirt body itself is too short. I have to wear a tanktop under it so that my tummy doesn't show.
Here are some pictures:
That happens even when I'm not reaching
Overall I'd give this tee a B... it's cute, but the length really bothers me.
Post by Maya Papaya on Feb 6, 2010 18:27:41 GMT -5
After seeing how cute this outfit is on my doll, I couldn't resist majorly splurging and buying it for myself
The rugby dress for girls is made from a pretty high quality knit fabric; the blue and green stripes match up front to back, unlike on the doll version. There are three buttons near the neckline, and the dragonfly patch on the left chest says "American Girl" on the top. I think the color combination is very nice, since it's both cute on a child, and not cutesy to the point of looking too childish on an older girl/teenager/young adult.
The dress has a drop-waist, below which the stripes are at a diagonal. The skirt ends about 4 inches above my knee, which is a decently cute length. (FYI, I'm 5 feet 1, about 135 pounds, wear a B/C bra, and this is a size 16 dress). Besides the fact that the sleeves are a bit tight on me because of my recent weight gain, the dress is otherwise very comfy.
Compared to the doll version, the skirt doesn't flare out as much; it's more of an even width from the waist down than the more obvious, wider skirt on the doll.
Overall, I would rate this an A-, simply because of the price... at $42, it's just a bit high. Otherwise, it's a really cute outfit, and matches with the doll version very closely.
With my doll Rainie, who is wearing the doll version of Lanie's outfit:
Post by Maya Papaya on Jan 13, 2010 14:36:33 GMT -5
The Sapphire Party Outfit, which I bought on Cyber Monday, looks absolutely adorable on my Rainie. The blue jumper-dress thing really brings out Rain's light blue eyes.
When I tried it on River, a #30, the same stunning eye effect didn't come out but it still looked really cute.
My only problem with this outfit is the silver shirt. It has a full-back length velcro closing, and although the velcro is made to be not as bristle-y as the usual velcro, it still sticks very easily. Added to the fact that the silver shirt is made of a very thin, floppy material, it's very easy to get snags in the shirt. I think this could be a maintenance issue if a younger child tried to put this outfit on or take it off from a doll.
The shoes are really cute, and match well with the silver shirt. The little hairclips provide just the right silvery detail to complete the sparkly head-to-toe look.
Overall grade: B+
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Post by Maya Papaya on Jan 8, 2010 22:19:52 GMT -5
This is one of my few authentic AG outfits, and I absolutely love it. I originally bought it for the tie-dye shirt, but ended up loving the shortalls more.
The shortalls are incredibly detailed: all the pockets are working pockets, and the buckles are adjustable length just like on real pants. There are two little velcro patches on the side to help the doll get in and out, and they're basically fuss-free and in positions that are not likely to get your doll's hair stuck. Furthermore, these shortalls work great with other shirts; my Rain wears them with a light blue tee, which gives off a different feel from the tie-dye tee but looks perfect on her.
The shirt is very nicely tie-dyed and authentic-looking. It, too, works with other things such as shorts and skirts.
I received the outfit without the barrette, so I don't know how that works.
The only thing that bugged me about this outfit was the shoes. Sure, they are incredibly detailed and lovely when you leave your doll on display, but every time I tried to pick up my doll, they would fall off. And they fit my doll's feet differently when adjusted to the same buckle. The real adjustable buckle is quite handy and really detailed, but it just didn't work for me no matter how I adjusted them, so I ended up selling the shoes.