I was surprised to discover the top is a bodysuit, as modeled by Swappin' Styles Artsy. The skirt sits low on the waist. There is a black ribbon sewn underneath the skirt in the center to create a crotch. The black shoes are flexible with a split in back for ease of putting on and removing.
|Alvin Ailey American Dancer Theater Barbie, photograph courtesy of D. Davis aka #TheBarbieKing|
Fellow doll enthusiast, D. Davis aka #TheBarbieKing, shared a photo of his muse, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie. Wearing the body suit alone, this ebony complexioned beauty makes a bold fashion statement.
Again, on Denise, the body suit is tight. The skirt and shoes fit.
Dressing the thinner frame of the Chic Boutique doll in this fashion posed no problems. The body suit is actually a little loose in the waist and hip area, however. The shoes are perfect for her slender feet.
Next in line to try the fashion on was Kara. Same verdict here: Snug fit for the body suit while the skirt and shoes fit.
The last one of my dolls to try on the fashion was Brandy. As you can see, it appears to be a comfortable fit. However, the top is snug across her shoulders and a little loose in the waist area. The shoes are a different story. See the next image.
Of the dolls I tried the fashion on, it fits best on the Chic Boutique doll, but I like it best on Kara.
After seeing D. Davis' photos of dolls wearing the gray bodysuit and red plaid skirt separately along with other Sparkle Girlz fashions, and appreciating his ability to blend the fashion with other clothing, I asked his permission to share the photo of AAADT Barbie (above) and the next photo.
|These Barbies look fab-u-lous in Sparkle Girlz fashions. Photograph courtesy of D. Davis aka #TheBarbieKing|
D. Davis, a collector since the '90s, who loves his Barbies and GI Joes, appreciates "the more solid muted colors" of these fashions and added, "Sparkle Girlz clothing gives you other options."
Thanks again D. Davis for sharing the photos of your lovely ladies with us!