Fashion Name Sophisticated Lady
Stock # (US) #4238/4045 Asst
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: lamé jacket, hat with band, blouse, skirt, tights, collar necklace, 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 a not Jem song title.
  • There is a vintage Barbie fashion with the same name.
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Skip here for a listing of other depictions of Sophisticated Lady (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

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lamé jacket: Pink lamé with large puffy shoulders.  Blue trim on cuffs, collar, lapels and around waist. Single velcro closure in front.

hat with band: Pink velveteen with blue velveteen band, has elastic to hold hat on head.

blouse:  Turquoise blue spandex, slightly puffy shoulders, small stitch in front.
skirt: pink velveteen with slit on the side. 
tights: medium blue matte tights. 
collar necklace: pink plastic.
  • The colour can vary, I'm not sure if it's H22/H44-related differences or not.

sandals: cornflower blue, "attached" straps without L & R markings on the soles.
  • There are a few Jem outfits with similar style/colour of shoes, see a photo of them together.
  • The H22 shoes may be these greyish ones.
sunglasses: Ultramarine blue.
  • 1st Edition Jem & Rock Country also came with blue glasses in different shades.  See a photo of all the blue sunglasses shades I know of to tell them apart.
  • It seems likely that there is a "triangle nose notch" version of these glasses as well (possibly from an H-22 box).

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Sophisticated Lady 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) © 1985 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved./Made in China H44.
  • Box liner: Hot pink
  • MTV offer
  • Folded Jem 1st year illustrated poster with First Year Jem catalogue poster on back.
  • How To Dress Jem sheet.

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 images of Sophisticated Lady (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #1, see top of page, same photo is used on the backs of the 1987 Flip Side Fashion boxes, 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue, 1987 France & UK Toy Fair Catalogue (though Jem & Jerrica have been manipulated to be standing reversed), and the 1987 Jem catalogue poster) #  Sophisticated Lady and the other Flip Sides in the 1986 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue shows a "button" on the jacket, the hat ribbon looks very dark, the tights are sheer and blue, and the shoes are straight edged blue pumps.
# Sophisticated Lady in the 1986 German Leaflet (same photo appears in the 1986 Belgium catalogue):  the hat ribbon looks very dark, the tights, necklace and sunglasses are not shown.  She is shown wearing chromed pink straight edge shoes like 1st ed. Jem's.
# The drawing of Sophisticated Lady on the 1986 Flip Side Fashions box art is close, but shows a blue "button" on the jacket.
# The Second Year package photograph of Sophisticated Lady, (the same photo is used for the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue, the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue, the Second Year Jem Catalogue Poster) looks like the produced version.
# The Jem version for sure, appeared on the cartoon.
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #2, from Sophisticated Lady box front - appears to be the same outfit as Photo #1, in different poses.
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon 
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

Credits: Thanks to Glamour to Divaz for letting me photograph their dolls and a couple of clothes pieces, scan of skirt and tights courtesy of Rhonda Robinson.  Thanks to Isabelle for the necklace colour difference photo. Thanks to Matt for the photo of the NRFB fashion from 1987.