A Closer Look at Saige’s Sparkle Dress

So, the official name of Saige’s special occasion dress is the Sparkle dress but I call it Sparkly because that is just how it hit me the first time I saw it.  When we first saw pictures of this dress I was quite underwhelmed – I was really concerned about the quality of the fabric. Luckily when we saw it at the American Girl store, I was able to touch it and inspect the details a bit more and that really helped change my mind about it.

The Sparkle dress is what Saige wears to the Balloon Festival on her 10th birthday in her books. It consists of the taffeta dress, gold western style boots and a necklace. At first I thought the deep pink sash kind of clashed, but it has grown on me!

The gold “sparkle” is like an iron on transfer in a wavy design. The sash is attached at the sides and crosses over in the front. I am not sure about the placement because the waist seam almost looks as if it should be covered by the sash.

The best “surprise” of this outfit – it has a built in slip with a ruffle layer of tulle sewn in to give the skirt some volume! LOVE IT! These are the little things that make us happy AG. The dress fabric is not the yukky material AG used on Elizabeth’s meet dress – it has a nicer feel to it and not as much shine.

The gold dangly earrings do not come with Saige’s Sparkle dress, however, they do come with her accessory set and appear to be made to wear with the Sparkle Dress.

The Sparkle dress does come with a long silver necklace with a cactus flower charm. The necklace and charm ar silver and look equally good with her sweater outfit.

Another nice little attention to detail… the cactus flower pattern on Saige’s necklace is the same as the pattern on her gold Western style boots. 

At $30, the Sparkle dress set is a good American Girl value. I think the dress is well made and the boots and necklace complete the look nicely.

How do you like Saige’s Sparkle dress? Too pink? Not enough sparkle? Just right?

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment, liking us on Facebook, or subscribing to the RSS feed updates via email or a Feedreader. Thanks!


  1. Firstie!

  2. nvm!

  3. never mind i feel like an idoit now

  4. Sophia M, I would definitely recommend it!!! I think the gold boots compliment the gold on her dress. The cacti necklace is a nice touch, but I wish it was gold. It’s still goes nice with other stuff though- its really pretty.

  5. Is the necklace made of metal, or is it just plastic?

  6. lila Smith says:

    i really want it but i never get outfits from ag

  7. Yay! I really wanted to see the close-up! Totally buying it along with the easel! 😀

  8. It’s way too pink for me, I love her meet dress though.

  9. princesskea2 says:

    lila smith- same with me! my allowance is too small to buy expensive things like that! all my store-bought clothes are from crhristmas, and the rest are secondhand or home- sewn! <3 this dress though!

  10. love it exce[t for the sash placement

  11. kinda off topic but how do the leggings with saiges sweater outfit look with store exclusive tops? are the shirts too short for it?

  12. i love saige and this outfit. i got them yesterday.

  13. I admit I am kind of bothered by how little-girl this dress is, and that’s why I don’t plan to buy it. On the other hand, nothing else in Saige’s collection falls into that category, so this one concession to the pink-princess category is ok by me. *laugh* I’m pleased to hear about the extra detail of the inner ruffle layer to give the dress some volume. Everything about Saige’s collection seems to be the start of a return to higher quality standards after a slump of a couple years.

  14. @Gail — well, it sorta depends on your style, but IMO the leggings are too tight for a short top, but that’s just my style.

  15. thx delaney i was concerened of that

  16. agdollfan says:

    thank you! getting this now!

  17. I think it is just right!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so cute!

  18. IloveSaige says:

    add a little more sparkle

  19. Very pretty!

  20. I was thinking about gettig this and now i definitely am :)

  21. love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Recall my first comment: I might get a second one for McKenna–after I get the Zumba checks, buy Saige’s PJ’s AND buy stuff needed for an unlikely-to-happen Secret Santa exchange on a Princess cruise.

  23. Thx for showing this!!!!!!!! Im getting saige and sososososososo excited :)
    I also ordered the sparkle or sparkly dress tooo and i ordered the flute set so i hppe the dree will look cute on the doll while she holds the flute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. hope and dress lol srry my keybord id dumb