This woven purple knit bubble skirt comes with purple suspenders that clip onto Courtney’s skirt or jeans with silver clips. It’s perfect for wearing to school or hanging out at the arcade. SKU#: GRN62 Price: $16
The first (and so far only) item in the Courtney collection to disappoint me. I so wanted to love this set. Suspenders were so on trend for the late 80s, and I was super excited to have this set for my Courtney collection. Unfortunately, the suspenders aren't quite long enough. They slide onto the skirt and don't actually clip or fasten. They pop off very easily and just do not stay put. In order to have them even go on the skirt while it's on the doll, the skirt has to be hiked up way too high, making it much too short (underwear will show). The "clips" are also a cheap plastic. I worry these will break with typical play. Had I seen this item in person before buying, I probably would have passed. It took me a long time and a lot of effort to get it on "just so" to look right and stay on in the photo. Kids may get frustrated with this one. The skirt itself is a nice cotton skirt and will do fine on its own in my collection.
This was also one item I was really looking forward too. I remember wanting a pair of suspenders so bad when I was a kid in the second half of the 80’s. These are cute but not really functional as Aaryana has mentioned. However mine are more than plenty long, so if you get a pair too short I would recommend exchanging. There is no pinch mechanism/hinge and they don’t clip on they just slide in and out way to easily on the bubble skirt. So being too short also would be really annoying trying to get them to stay put. They work much better on her jean shirt and I imagine her jean pants because they are a thicker fabric. Mine are frayed on the front on the edge of one strap causing them to curl to one side and not lay flat though. Minor problem but it bothers me and ag is sending a replacement.
I still would purchase knowing the problem with the suspenders because they are cute. The bubble skirt is darling and well made with Velcro in the back which is nice for getting it on with her button up school shirt.