Fashion Name Gettin' Down To Business
Stock # (US) #4234/4045 Asst.
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: White jacket, white skirt, print blouse, mini dress, sash, hat, tights, sandals and sunglasses.
  • 1 of 8 Flip Side Fashions, released in 1986
  • 1 of 10 Flip Side Fashions, released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is also a Jem song title
  • Integrity Toys also made this fashion for a Jem and Jerrica doll set, Who Is He Kissing?
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White jacket: White satin collared blazer with pockets, sewn in shoulder pads.

white skirt: slightly stretchy with an embossed "leather" type pattern on it.  Velcros in back.
print blouse: Soft pink cotton with floral pattern, velcros in back.
mini dress: Dark pink spandex with black polka dots and satin straps, trimmed with white lace, velcros in back.
  • There have been reported so far two slightly different versions of the minidress (see photo). The boxed 1986 version in the photo is darker, shinier, and has smaller spots and thinner, differently patterned lace. The dress in the box looks a bit longer.  There isn't yet a consensus on which dress belongs to which fashion, except we know for sure that the 1986 boxed one is shown here is a UK issue.
  • There is a Barbie fashion that looks very similar to this one, so watch for Barbie labels before buying!
sash: Dark pink, made of thick textured cotton with a white satin fringe
hat: Beret-style, made from the same satiny material as the jacket.
tights: closed weave, white fishnets.  
sandals: pink open toed sandals.
  • The ones shown in the photo have "attached" straps (as opposed to "flush" straps) - see two pairs together to know what I mean.  Notice also the colour differences.
sunglasses: peachy fluorescent orange.
  • The peachiest of all the Flip Side fashions.  See a photo of four pairs of Flip Side fashion glasses together.
  • The fashion used on this ID guide came with a pair like the ones on the left with the wider nose notch.  The more triangular nose notch pair probably came with an H22 box.  

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Gettin' Down To Business can be found in, that I know of, so far!
*I don't own all of these fashions NRFB so I can't say which, if any posters and inserts originally came with it.  Bold listings are those I have used to create this ID page.  Anything in Italics I haven't actually seen but have good reason to believe exists.  If you have any photos or information/corrections to share, I'd love to hear about it!
Canadian issue Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box).
Canadian issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box)

European 6 language Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box)
© 1986 MB España S.A.
© 1986 Milton Bradley GmbH
© 1986 MB Italy S.r.l.
© 1986 MB Hasbro een divisie van MB International
BV - Utrecht/Brussel
© 1986 Hasbro, Inc., Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd.
© 1986 Hasbro S.A.
/under Berne & Universal Copyright Convention.
Fabriqué en Chine. Made in Hong China. H-44

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box)

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box) © 1986 Hasbro Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved./Made in China H-44 
  • It is probable that the 3 1986 fashions each came in both H22 and H44 marked boxes.  
  • To read more about the differences in the fashion packaging, please go to Jem Fashion Box Variants.

Other depictions of Gettin' Down To Business. Differences from produced fashion (if any)
Illustrations: Cartoon (actual model sheet shown). Jem: Other than the white sandals shown on the cartoon, it looks quite like the produced Hasbro fashion. On the cartoon however, Jem wears another skirt under her pink mini dress. The doll was not intended to wear both fashion parts. It can be argued either way, if Jem was supposed to wear the pink scarf around her waist, or if it was a Jerrica-only piece.
Jerrica: It closely resembles the produced fashion. The design on the shirt is simplified to black dots on the cartoon. As usual the sunglasses are not shown on the cartoon. The shoes on the doll's fashion are pink sandals in a much less elaborate design than that shown on the cartoon.
The polka dots are actually black sequins and are sparser than those on the produced fashion; the lace on her dress is sewn on differently.  The tights are white lace in a pattern I don't recognize from later produced items. The scarf has a frayed pink fringe at the end rather than sewn on tassles, and the shoes are shown as straight edged bright pink pumps. There are no glasses shown.
  • 1986 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue
Appears to be the same as the fashion above, but the shoes are shown as straight edged light pink pumps similar to 1st ed. Aja's. Jerrica has opaque pink sunglasses and Jem is shown wearing her Jem/Jerrica silver bracelet. I'm not sure if that means the fashion was intended to have a bracelet accessory at one point or not. 
  • Gettin' Down to Business on the 1986 Flip Side Fashions box art
Shows all of the elements of the fashion, and even got the tights texture correct (white fishnets as opposed to the lace shown in earlier photos), but the black dots still look like they are sequins rather than printed on.
  • Fashion Flash boardgame piece
It is the 1986 illustrated box art with Shana's face is cut and pasted onto Jerrica's side of the fashion. The tights have also been replaced by bare legs. 
  • Gettin' Down To Business 1987 photo box back.
  • 1987 France & UK Toy Fair Catalogue (though Jem & Jerrica have been manipulated to be standing reversed)
  • 1987 Jem catalogue poster
  • 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue
Has the larger polka-dot dress, and the sunglasses are quite darker than those produced.
  • Gettin' Down To Business 1987 photo box front.
Appears to be the same doll and outfit as 1987 photo box back, but the dolls are in different poses with different hairstyles. 
Jem: Looks very much like the model sheet, but Jem's shoes are slightly different (may as well differentiate them a bit from Jerrica's!) and she comes with a bracelet that wasn't shown on the cartoon, as far as I'm aware.
Jerrrica: Looks very much like the cartoon version. The doll has a ring that, as far as I'm aware, was not shown on the cartoon. 

Credits: Thanks to Lynda for the information and photos of the variants of the mini dress and sandals. Thanks to Nabil Khazzaka for the Euro box information. Thanks to Maria aka bluehairedgoddess for the photos of the sunglasses.