||Dress: Bodice is navy blue cotton with horizontal pale
blue, fuchsia, aqua blue and purple pink stripes. The sleeves are
puffy pink-purple lamé (the scan makes it look a bit darker than
it really is), sleeves are the same cotton material as the bodice, triangular
at the ends. Though it looks like shorts, it's actually a dress made
of the same puffy pink-purple lamé, trimmed at the bottom with the
striped cotton fabric. There are support threads keeping the dress
puffy so it won't fall down. The underside of the skirt has a band
of the navy striped pattern, the stripes are vertical, not horizontal.
Looks kind of Renaissance to me.
This distinctive navy striped pattern was going to
be reused for other clothing pieces in 1988, according to the photos in
the Hasbro Pre-Toy Fair Catalogue
Matching Medley Fashions.
I've had a couple of these, and the lamé has
varied a bit between them, one being a bit lighter/paler pink. The
darker of the two had the bubble skirt seam directly down the back of the
garment; the paler one had the seam on the right side of the skirt.
There are also dresses that have the velcro closure
in the back, and those that do not.