Meredith's Blue Our Generation Dress
Busy, busy. Our Generation has a few Deluxe Outfits that were released in April. The Deluxe line usually has a few more accessories and is often times a little fancier. Such is the case with the outfit that is getting reviewed today; “Out of the Blue”. The outfit comes with a tricolored blue cotton dress, a small coral colored cardigan, cloth shoes, a beaded bracelet, a blue purse with a blue striped bow, and a matching striped hair bow.
The dress is a heavy cotton fabric with a white lining underneath it. It has clovers in two different shades patterned all over the dress. There is a white “school girl” collar around the neckline. It doesn’t stay flat around the whole neck…it might need a little ironing. The sleeves are short, just covering the shoulders. Meredith swims in this outfit. It fits, but is big around the chest and waist. The dress makes her look much bigger than she is. Since it is made for American Girl sized dolls it makes sense that it would be bigger on Meredith. Because of the design of the dress it kind of flairs out around the waist, which also makes it look bigger than it is.
The little cardigan is a pretty coral color. It has short sleeves, above the elbow. The cardigan is small enough that it can not close in the front. It goes just to above Meredith’s waist. It is a cute cardigan, but there is really no need for it with this dress. Still it is nice to have it included with this outfit.
The shoes are a shimmery coral color that kind of matches the cardigan. These shoes are better than a lot of the other Our Generation shoes. They are thinner, which makes them fit better, and are made out of a material more like a real shoe. There is a strap across the top that Velcro’s on the other side. It would be wonderful if they had a solid sole, made out of plastic, rubber, or something like that.
All of the accessories that come with this outfit are nice. The purse is cute, with little ruffles along the front, and a blue and white striped bow. The inside of the purse has the same striped fabric around the top. It’s a wrist purse, rather than one that can go on the shoulder. The hair bow, which matches the bow on the purse, is on a bobby pin. The bracelet is made with three colored round beads; blue, white, and orange. The clasp is a metal circle that you push a T-bar through to keep it together. It is a little bit of a challenge to get this to work.
All ratings are out of 10
Value 9 – This is a high quality dress. The fabric is very nice and well made. The only thing that isn’t awesome about this outfit is the shoes. Even the cardigan has a lining like the dress.
Fitment 9 – The dress is big on Meredith, but it looks bigger because of the way that it is designed. The sweater fits well as do the shoes.
Versatility 7 – Because the outfit is a dress, there is a limit to its versatility. The sweater and shoes can go with many other outfits. The purse can go with most any outfit. And the bracelet is a great accessory for any outfit.
Cuteness 9 – A beautiful dress. With or without the sweater this is a beautiful outfit. With the accessories it make a very cute outfit. It looks amazing on a blue-eyed doll like Meredith.
Overall 9 – A wonderful outfit from Our Generation! The craftsmanship is on par with The Queen’s Treasures or even American Girl. The shoes are the weak link in the outfit, but you can always steal shoes from another outfit. Deluxe outfits like this one run about $17.99. This outfit is a great deal at that cost, when it goes on sale it’s even a better deal.