Maryellen’s Birthday Dress & Crinoline | American Girl
Dancing the Day Away
I love everything about this outfit – the shimmery blue-green of the dress, the rows of tulle, the darker ribbon sash and headband, and the pop of color from the pink flower, shoes and crinoline! I want a human-sized version of this dress!
Twirling, twirling, twirling…
The combination of the tulle in the dress and crinoline makes it slightly poseable – at least enough to make it look like Arista is dancing on her own! The tulle overlay also diffuses some of the shininess of the satin and gives it more interest.
The shape of the shoes is unique. The front and back curve to meet in the middle, giving them more detail than a standard flat. And the bows are a cute finishing touch.
The dress reminds me a little of one from the Magic Attic Club collection of dolls – Rose’s recital dress (that she wears in Rose Faces the Music). It was always one of my favorites as a kid.
Terrific in Tulle
I think Maryellen’s Birthday Dress may just be my favorite out of all of American Girl’s birthday dresses (Samantha’s would probably be a close second). I definitely recommend it and the crinoline – it gives the dress just the right amount of poof!