Shimmer & Lace Party Dress | American Girl
What can make a blah Monday awesome? Having something you ordered and have been eagerly awaiting arrive! I was able to tag onto my mom’s American Girl order and make use of the free shipping (code “SPRINGFUN” – good through 3/24), and today when we were having lunch together, she gave me this!
Pretty in Peach
I love, love, love the beautiful peachy-pink color of American Girl’s new Shimmer & Lace Party Dress. It’s bright and sweet, and perfect for the warm spring weather we’ve been having lately. It looks amazing on Kanani (which doesn’t surprise me, I’ve yet to find anything she doesn’t look amazing in), and somehow really makes her hazel eyes pop.
How the Dress Arrives
The dress comes in the usual My American Girl box, with one noticeable exception – no more charms! I always thought the charms were cute, but I don’t really miss not having them as part of the set, either. It’ll be interesting to see how the box art changes with the upcoming revamp of the My American Girl collection (rumored to be happening later this year).
The Complete Ensemble
The complete set includes the dress, a hair clip with three peach-colored rhinestones, and ridiculously cute flower sandals (can they make these in adult sizes? PLEASE!?). The dress has a top layer of lace overlay and a second layer of peach fabric edged in white tulle. The bodice has large peach sequins that really give the dress an added dash of sparkle without being overkill. The dress does have an angled hem (which isn’t as readily noticeable in the stock photos), so if you’re not a fan of the uneven hems trend, you’ll have to decide if it’s a deal-breaker or not. I’ve heard people say the dress looks too short or it fits too tightly – I don’t think mine’s super short, though it is a bit more snug than other dresses (which may just be the result of the two layers).
Overall, I love it! And I can’t get over how good it looks on Kanani! I’d definitely recommend this outfit. And if you’re considering it, now is a great time to buy – the dress is currently $6.00 off (and if you manage to get in on the free shipping too, you’re really set!).