So today we are going to talk about Addy's meet outfits!!
Now I'm sure you all noticed that there are three dresses up there. Why is that? Well if you do a little digging you'll find out that there was a prototype for Addy's original meet dress. I had to have it and spent a few months waiting for one at a decent price to show up on eBay. It does show up from time to time but can be pretty expensive. I was overjoyed to get one and it's been a jewel of my collection ever since. I'm very excited that I get to share it with you guys today! Let's get started.
Here is the front:
It's made of a fairly sturdy material and has a pattern of leaves and dots.
The final version of the dress is this right here:
The fabric is pink with white stripes.
Here are the two fabrics side by side:
Along with the dress, Addy's original meet outfit includes black, lace up boots:
A navy, satin ribbon:
Her original meet accessories came with a straw bonnet, gourd, kerchief, half-dime and cowrie shell necklace:
Of course with Beforever, Addy's meet outfit has been completely revamped. I have to say it was this dress that made me relax about Beforever. Look at this dress!!!
The bows on the shoulders and those adorable little sleeves:
That sweet, gathered neckline:
The waist band:
That full skirt:
It also comes with black canvas boots:
But the boots velcro down the back:
They also have a slight heel:
Her meet outfit also includes white pantalettes and two blue ribbons. I did not get the ribbons (yet anyway) and so I went to walmart...and spent 99 cents on blue satin ribbon.....I will talk about that more at the end!
Addy's new accessories include a straw bonnet, "patchwork" bag and cowrie shell necklace:
The bag isn't really patchwork which I found a little sad but it's printed so well that I had to touch it to really make sure.
Now to compare! (Old stuff on the left, new on the right....unless I messed up again....)
Here are all three dresses together:
Addy's two pairs of pantalettes are pretty similar.
The main difference is that the old pantalettes have a small panel in the front and the new ones are elastic all the way around:
And of course the lace is different:
Addy's orginal meet socks are knee high, ribbed and black. Her new meet socks are a lot shorter and white with a ribbed top:
There are things I love about both pairs of the meet boots.
Moving on to the accessories here are the straw bonnets side by side:
The necklaces are identical.
The kerchief vs the bag? Well I prefer the bag. The kerchief is cute and I really liked that it was different from the rest of the girls' bags but I never use it because I can never get it tied in a way that I think looks good. So just for ease of use, I like the bag better. Plus it is a very cute bag! I'm really glad I have both though!
|That's not a scratch; that's a strand of hair.|
Now for the promised ribbon rant, even though I'm way too late because all this happened last month. I do understand why people were/are upset that the hair accessories didn't come with the meet outfits that you buy individually. It does kind of suck and I would like them because I'm a completest but at the same time? It's not worth that much fuss. Eventually I probably will get the ribbons, when they have replacement parts but for now? I would much rather just go spend 99 cents and not stress. In other words....I've got way bigger problems than this to deal with.
Have one more picture of my gorgeous Addy for the road!
|99 cent cobalt ribbon right there!|