Fashion Name Designing Woman
Stock # (US) #4261/4050 Asst.
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: neon ruffle dress, scarf, hose and shoes.
  • 1 of 8 Smashin' Fashions, released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is a Jem (Misfits) song title.
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neon ruffle dress: Royal blue spandex, velcros in back.  The trim is (relatively) thick vinyl fabric in day-glow yellow and orange.

scarf: pale orange strip of lace, ends are cut on an angle.
  • There is a light orange and darker orange version.
  • It is very similar to Danse's hairbow - the pattern is the same and they are both can come in the pale or dark colour.  The Designing Woman scarf that Brian measured was slightly wider than the Danse hairbow.

hose: Fluorescent yellow, matte. 
  • There are a few Jem outfits that came with yellow tights.  See a photo of them together, and/or check the tights guide for more information.

shoes: Scallop edged fluorescent orange pumps.  
  • These are the only orange pumps with scalloped sides.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Designing Woman can be found in, that I know of, so far!
*I don't own this fashion 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, 1987 (photo card) 1986 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in China. H22
  • Burgundy card liner
  • MTV Offer

US issue, 1987 (photo card)

Other images of Designing Woman (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue, the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue, the Second Year Jem Catalogue Poster and the Second Year package art (Same photo is used) looking a bit less fluorescent than the produced fashion does.
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon  The pink hairbow & earrings are the biggest difference between the cartoon fashion and the marketed one. The doll's fashion also came with yellow tights, an orange boa and shoes. This is a reworked version of the original model cel, which can be viewed on Felicity-Chan's cel gallery.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books

Credits: Thanks to Janet for the photo of the scarf.