It’s time for another installation of 4 Dolls 1 Outfit. We will not always be featuring American Girl outfits, but I have been wanting to see how the American Girl Tropical Bloom outfit looks on a variety of dolls.
The American Girl Tropical Bloom outfit includes the short sleeved French Terry tunic with a floral design, purple heather 3/4 length leggings, canvas shoes with a matching floral design and a knotted headband. The cost of the outfit is $28.
First to model the Tropical Bloom outfit is Callie (MyAG #39). You can see the leggings can be worn at mid-calf length or you can push them up a bit so they sit closer to the knee. Both ways are cute.
Next we have Madame Alexander Favorite Friends Belle. The Madame Alexander soft body dolls vary in the amount they are stuffed depending on the line (Dollie & Me vs PlayWonder vs Favorite Friends, etc). Belle has quite narrow hips so the leggings are comfortably loose on her. The other thing to note is that while I got the canvas shoes on Belle’s feet, it was a tight squeeze.
Like Belle, Springfield Dolls Maria is slightly slimmer than her American Girl friends. The outfit itself fits her nicely but the shoes were again, a very tight fit!
My newest doll who was a gift from Maxine at MyDollBestFriend, is an 18″ slim body doll from Gotz named Hannah. You can see that she is almost identical to the FAO Gotz girls I have, too. I just LOVE Hannah’s red hair with the pretty beachy tones in this outfit. If you look at Hannah’s feet, you can see I almost could not get the shoes on her!
Hannah and Licorice are enjoying a sunny afternoon out on the patio.
Overall, this is a cute outfit, but as American Girl outfits go I don’t think it is anything special. The colors and fabrics are nice – I think I need to use them as mix and match pieces to create a few more looks. At $28 it is an average value.
So, who do you think wears it best?