Saturday, February 27, 2016

Journey Girls Tribal Dress

Kayla Tries on the New Tribal Dress

In the last few weeks Toys R Us released 6 new outfits in their Italy line.  The one being reviewed today is called “Tribal Dress-Yellow Color”.  Not a very fancy name for really unique dress.  The outfit comes with the dress, a new style of sandals, a cloth headband, and a purse.

Made completely of cotton, this dress is soft and airy.  The top is a thicker cotton with a tribal print, with aqua, pink, blue, black and a little orange in it.  The print ends at the midriff, like an empire waist.  

From there down to Kyla’s feet, light yellow cotton makes up the skirt.  The fabric is gathered just a bit around her waist, to help the dress billow out.  Be aware that bright colored underwear will show through this skirt since the fabric is so light.  The fabric is perfect for a summer outfit, though.

With such a warm and fun outfit, the accessories need to be fun too, and they are.  The purse that comes with this outfit is a raffia style bag, which would look right at home on the beach.  It has a navy blue cloth bottom, with the raffia making up the main part of the bag, and then two brown leather handles.  The handles could be just a bit longer to make it easier to keep on Kyla’s shoulders, but they work.  It’s a very cute bag that goes really well with this outfit.

The headband is similar to many of the other Journey Girls headband.  Made with a dark blue ribbon and elastic at the bottom, the headband stretches easily to fit on Kyla’s head.   At the top is a navy blue, cloth rose.  Similar to many other headbands, but a nice addition.

Usually the shoes are an issue with Journey Girls outfits, but this time the shoes are wonderful….and they are a new design.  The sandals are similar to the plastic sandals that Mikaella came with in her Italy meet dress, except with fewer straps and they are made with “leather”.  Okay, so maybe they aren’t similar.  

They are kind of a combination of the plastic sandals and the newer fabric topped sandals.  The biggest different between these and the other fabric topped sandals that have come out in the last year is that they are higher up on Kyla’s ankle, and they attach at the back with Velcro.  Very well designed, very pretty shoe! Good job Journey Girls!

All ratings are out of 10

Value 9 – You get three accessories, besides a beautiful dress, which is very good for Journey Girls.  Plus the accessories are nice.  The new sandals are wonderful and a welcome addition to the shoe collection.  Although similar to many other headbands in the Journey Girl collection, this one is a nice color and can be used with other outfits.  The raffia handbag is very cute.  A great bag for the beach.

Fitment 9 – The dress fits great.  It is fitted on the top and very free flowing and loose in the skirt.  Although not really a fitment issue, the semi translucentness of the dress is not awesome.  With so many of the new Journey Girls outfits they have sewn a secondary skirt into the dress, it would have been nice if that were added to this dress.  Honestly, this is a very small issue, and not an issue that will be noticed when playing with the doll.  For me photographing Kyla, certain lighting situations shown the issue.

Versatility 8 – Since this outfit has three good accessories that are able to be used for other outfits, it scores high in the versatility category.  The dress itself doesn’t have a lot of different uses, but that’s okay.  Because the sandals are a new design the score was almost a ten, just because it is so exciting to get a new set of shoes!

Cuteness 9 – What a cute outfit!  And so different than anything else Journey Girls has out.  It is awesome to have full-length dresses…and to have a casual full-length dress is just awesome.  Such a beautiful, simple dress!

Overall 9 – A wonderful dress, with many new ideas for Journey Girls.  Hopefully this outfit sells well and encourages Journey Girls and Toys R Us to be bold in some of their designs.  It is awesome to get a new style of shoe (even if it is semi similar to other sandals).  Kyla looks amazing in this outfit, as does Chavonne…okay; all of the girls look good in this outfit!  If you are also an American Girl fan and have Lea, the new Girl of the Year, this is a great outfit for your Journey Girls to hang out with Lea in!  Definitely pick it up!


Farrah Lily said...

This is a beautiful dress! You've done a great job showcasing it in your photos. I like it so much better than the Tribal Dress from American (aka Lea's meet outfit). Great review. :)

Anonymous said...

This dress has been on my wishlist ever since I saw it on the US Toys R Us site. Patiently waiting for it to be made available on the Canadian site. Thank you for the review. How awesome does Kyla look?! Your photos are always soooo well done! :)

Sharon Collins said...

I love this outfit. I saw it online Friday & wondered. Now, no more wondering! Thank you for sharing. I can order & know I won't be ready to return when it arrives. Your doll looks great in the outfit. I enjoyed your review.

Sharon said...

I think this dress set is really lovely, so summery, bright and fresh looking. I too like the new sandals, they look so much better than the moulded footwear that a lot of the outfits come with. Kyla looks lovely in the outfit, the colours really suit her darker skin tone.
I wish our Toys r Us would have more outfits. They only have one outfit for sale and it's the beige raincoat with the flowery plastic boots.....I'm sure it was out years ago, but I got it anyway!

Ellie said...

Kayla looks so great in it! I just love this dress - the color scheme is so beautiful and fun.

Ellie | The Dolls of 221B

Canadian Doll Notebook said...

Such a cute outfit, I love the sandals!

JGKelsey said...

Farrah Lily,
I go back and forth with Lea's meet outfit. I do like this one better. I really like that Journey Girls is making long dresses.

JGKelsey said...

Hopefully soon you will get the new outfits in Canada. I still don't know why TRU doesn't have the same items available in Canada as they do in the US.

JGKelsey said...

Glad to help Sharon. It is a really cute dress!

JGKelsey said...

🙁 Sad that you don't have many outfits. Do they have more online near you? Well, hopefully you will be able to get some of the new outfits soon!

JGKelsey said...

Thanks Ellie!