We recently purchased the American Girl Jazz Outfit after falling in love with it in the spring release. Maybe it’s because I was right in the middle of selecting costumes for my acro students for the recital in May when I saw it, or maybe it is because it’s red, or maybe it is because those shoes are just so realistic… I don’t know but it was the favorite item from this release for both Natalie and me.
Lucky for McKenna, Isabelle is still deep within a box that has not yet been unpacked from our move and she got to be the first one to try on this outfit. The Jazz outfit consists of a one piece hi-low dress with built in shorts. The top part is nice and sparkly and the skirt is layers of sheer organza-like material. It also comes with a bow that attaches to the hair via a tiny little barrette, fingerless gloves, sparkly jazz shoes and a gold choker necklace.
From the back you can see that the skirt is longer. They neck strings and cloth body don’t really help this look – I will eventually try this outfit on a Madame Alexander or even a slim body doll.
I love the sequined top. The sequins are all shades of red, gold and silver.
Her fingerless gloves even have sparkle. These were a bit tricky to put on.
AG must have a TON of the vinyl they used for Isabelle’s shoes left over because it appears they used it for these jazz shoes. Just like the jazz shoes my daughters have, it has an elastic inset on the top of the foot and the sides – they are even what is called “split sole” – and you will see what I mean in the next photo.
Rather than having a solid vinyl or leather sole on the shoe, this is a split sole which is very common in the dance world.
I thought you might like to see how it looks on a few of the dolls. Grace was next to model it. I am still trying to find the best lighting in the new place and have to use my iPhone camera for a few more days (my new camera should be here any day), so I put a filter on this photo.
A closer shot without a filter. I wish AG would have attached that bow to a ponytail holder – the barrette they used is way too tiny and very fragile. You can only clip a few pieces of hair in it.
Rebecca is next. I put her hair up into a ponytail and created a bun effect just by carefully arranging her curls.
High five to the designers for making the bottoms of the jazz outfit accurate. Many dance costumes come with the dance shorts built in like this one and they are a little longer.
Nice work Rebecca!
Which of the dolls do you think looks best in this outfit? What do you think of the outfit in general?