continuing my Fashionista obsession, I ordered the Curvy #37 giftset from Amazon. I'm excited to finally have a Curvy gal with pants.
the back of the box features photos of Barbie in each of her fashions, as well as photos of 4 of the other dolls in the giftset line.
with the plastic removed we get an unobstructed view of Barbie along with her fashions and accessories. she comes with 3 fashions, 2 purses, and 2 pairs of shoes.
her first ensemble consists of a white and pink striped tanktop that has a big black bow screenprinted on it just under the neckline. she wears this with a pair of capris that are printed to look like jean material with worn spots. there is white stitch detailing for front pockets and the zipper. when standing, the capris seem a little big in the hip area, but this allows her to sit down without flashing her panties out the back.
she is packaged wearing a pair of black lace-up high-heel clogs. they have nice molded in details.
she is packaged holding the smaller of the two purses. it is molded in white plastic with lots of stud details. there is a heart shaped clasp with tassles hanging from it. this would be really nice with some added paint.
she also wears a very nice silver plastic heart necklace. it looks kind of like a locket.
her second fashion is a cute dress. it is magenta and black plaid print on a shiny material. it has straps made out of thin black ribbon and black ribbon at the waist. the top is gathered to make a sweetheart neckline.
her final fashion consists of a Tshirt and a grey stretchy skirt. the shirt is has images and the phrase "fashion blogger" printed on it. the skirt seems a little tight on the Curvy body. it is stretched to the point of almost being see-through. it might work better on one of the other body types.
the second purse is a shoulder bag molded in black plastic. it has very nice molded in buckles and other details that I'm looking forward to showing off with a little paint.
her second pair of shoes are white velcro sneakers, or perhaps moon boots. they look a little odd since they were made to fit the pointed feet, but have some nice molded in seam details.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: nice Curvy barbie, extra fashions and shoes
The Bad: may not fit all barbie clothes
The Verdict: if you want want your Curvy Fashionistas to have a pair of pants to wear the Curvy #37 giftset is currently the only one with pants. she is a pretty doll in her own right, and her other accessories and fashions are worth the price as well.