|The "Bitter Cold" outfit|
A few weeks ago I ordered a pair of outfits during the one of Wilde Imagination's regular sales; The "Bitter Cold" outfit and the "Seeing Red" dress. Both items were on sale already, so that was an additional bonus.
As you might remember from my review of my Ellowyne Wilde line Lizette Spice, I liked the doll and her basic outfit, but didn't adore them, so I was curious to see what the non-basic outfits would be like.
The package arrived within two business days (as happened with the doll), so again I'm very impressed with their packing/shipping times. I wasn't home to open it up that early, but it's still solid service that's worth mentioning.
Upon coming home and picking up the box, the biggest surprise was the sheer size of it: the box for these two outfits was just as large as the one that had come when I ordered a doll!
|Look at the size of this box!|
|The second layer of packaging|
Within each of those was another box, this time the decorated Ellowyne Wilde-branded ones:
|The "Seeing Red" Dress box|
|Seeing Red Dress|
The Seeing Red dress is simple in style but is a lovely colour and a solid quality material. The dress portion isn't lined, but the top is. The buttons on the front are non-fuctional; the dress closes via a series of snaps up the back. Being a fairly simple piece of clothing, it's easy to get on the doll, and has a classic look:
|Lizette in the Seeing Red Dress|
The Bitter Cold outfit, containing more pieces, came in a larger inner-box (and one with a clear plastic window):
|The Bitter Cold outfit|
|The top adds too much bulk.|
I quite like the style of this outfit, but unfortunately the quality was hit-or-miss. The leggings on their own are fabulous: they're a nice quality material, an in-scale print and they're lined which is wonderful. On their own, they fit the doll perfectly. Unfortunately though, because this outfit's top is a leotard, there's extra bulk on the doll when the two pieces are worn together, and because of that it's near-impossible to get the leggings to close.
|The too-small left boot|
The boots were even more disappointing. the colour (a dark blue) goes perfectly with the colours in the leggings, and the style is an eye-catching one - lace-up high heels, slightly higher than ankle-length. Unfortunately though, the quality doesn't live up to the appearance. The first challenge was just getting the books on as the zippers on the backs are both weak and stick easily (I had a similar problem with the boots on my Tonner DW Martha Jones).
|The tip of the heel.|
Even after getting the zippers unzipped, only one of the boots went on as the right boot turned out to be too small for the doll's foot. And then to top it off, it turned out that the glue on right heel tip had started coming off, and the tip was hanging off of the boot. That's an easy one to fix at least!
All of that said, the coat didn't disappoint, and is a solid thickness, is nicely lined and has solid details. Still, with all of the other issues with this outfit, I'm very pleased that I didn't pay full price for it.
|The Bitter Cold outfit (minus the boots).|