Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Posted by Dina N
I did not care much for dresses as a kid. I wore little girl dresses for special occasions, of course, and I have all those piano recital pictures to prove it. Dresses were just not that comfortable to wear every day. I had favorite pairs of jeans, favorite sneakers, a favorite coat - but no dresses come to mind. Besides, climbing trees, kicking around a ball, and riding a bike as fast as the wind were much easier in pants!
My daughters, on the other hand, are girly girls. They do ride bikes, run and climb with the best of them but they also love to wear dresses. We have a closet full of little girl dresses to show for it. These dresses are comfortable and pretty, plus my girls look absolutely adorable in them.
We recently received a TwirlyGirl dress for review. The TwirlyGirl Spinderella translates a child's creativity and desire to have fun into a dress. A dress that's comfy enough for play, sturdy enough for daily wear, and just perfect for twirling and dancing.
The Spinderella comes wrapped like a delicious bonbon in a colorful piece of fabric. That piece of fabric became a blanket for dolls and stuffed animals. Apart from a section of uneven stitching along the neckline and a decorative label attached somewhat crookedly on the back - artistic license, perhaps? - the dress is expertly made. The combination of colors is a young princess's imagination at work. A very modern princess, of course, who loves to help out around the house, gets along well with her step sisters, and plans to go to medical school - sans the glass slippers, of course, because whoever's heard of dancing in breakables?? You can read Spinderella's rewritten fairy tale online - it made me chuckle and want to high-five her highness.
The body and the sleeves of the dress feel like velvet. The Spinderella combines six contrasting prints. The one my daughter wears is called Sunshine Cotton Candy. It's pink in front, lime green on the back and blue on the trim and sleeves. There are ruffles at the sleeves and two layered skirts, just the thing for twirling. I am a bit confused about the fabric content. There are two labels on the dress: one identifying the content as 96% Polyester and 4% Spandex, and another simply as Cotton/Lycra, Nylon/Polyester, and Rayon/Spandex. The website description lists Polyester 80% / Cotton 20%, and contrast as Polyester 96% / Spandex 4%. If you are not picky about fabric content, just assume that the dress is a machine-washable polyester / cotton / spandex blend.
The dress is perfect with leggings and goes well with just about any color. I love it that the Spinderella can be dressed up or down, and works equally well for a party, for school, or for a play date. Versatility aside, this is mostly a dress for everyday wear and not for special occasions.
The Spinderella dress is available in two other color combinations. It retails at $68. As far as children clothes go, this is outside my budget. If value is what you need, I suggest you look elsewhere. For little girl dresses that are pricier and a tad more unusual, check out TwirlyGirl.
This post is not compensated. Image courtesy Twirly Girl. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.