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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dolly Dress Discussion: Return of the Vi and Va dress

RagingMoon1987 here, and this one's for D7ana!  After I reviewed the Vi and Va dress (link here) D7ana wanted to know if any of Barbie's siblings could wear the dress.  I thought this was a fantastic question, but I didn't have any modern Barbie siblings at the time.  Two weeks and three new dollies later, I now have the materials required to answer D7ana's question.  I ruled out Barbie in all her body sizes, early 90's Skipper, and Teen Skipper because they're too big, and Kelly and Chelsea because they're too small.  However, present-day Skipper, present-day Stacie, and 90's Stacie looked promising.  So here's the results that I got.

Skipper looks super cute in the dress from the front...
...but in reality she's too big for it.  The dress doesn't even come close to closing in the back.
The shoes and the bolero that go with this dress didn't fit either.  The bolero MIGHT have fit, but it would've been ridiculously tight.  No, no, no, not the dress for Skipper.  Next dolly, please.

Stacie, present day
The results of this test shocked me.
Stacie couldn't wear the shoes, but the rest of this outfit fits her almost like it was made for her.  The Velcro doesn't match up all the way, but it's a close enough fit that I'd put this on Stacie again.  It's tricky to get the bolero over her bent elbow, but once it's on she's good to go.  The shoes don't fit.

Stacie, early nineties
Here's what this Stacie looks like.
First of all, that hat matches surprisingly well!  I thought leaving it on would be a big mistake, but it brings out the red in the flower on her waist.  That being said, this dress doesn't fit Old Stacie as well as it does New Stacie.  The bolero was easier to get on, but it's pretty tight across the shoulders.  Also, the Velcro doesn't close all the way, and unsurprisingly, the shoes didn't fit.  Still, I'd probably put this on Old Stacie in a pinch.  It makes me wonder what the other three Vi and Va dresses would look like on her.

As a little bonus, here's Princess Malucia in New Stacie's original outfit.
It's loose all over, but I like it enough to leave it on Princess Malucia while Stacie is wearing the Vi and Va dress.  I guess if the princess wanted to go incognito she could wear this to school.  I may have to drag out her original dress and try it on Stacie, since their body shapes are similar.

So there you have it!  Vi and Va dresses will work on either size Stacie doll, but are not recommended for Skipper of any size.  This is still good news, because clothes that will fit either Stacie are hard to come by.  90's Stacie has been discontinued for quite some time, and I don't think Mattel even makes extra outfits for the current Stacie.  Mattel, if you read this, PLEASE do that!  Barbie's sisters deserve some name-brand garb too.

And now, I have a question for myself.  Since Vi and Va are MGA dolls, I wonder how well their clothes would fit other MGA dolls like Bratz and Moxie Girlz?  Since I've got both in a couple of body sizes, that will have to be looked into.  Y'all likely haven't seen the last of this dress.



  1. Whoa, look at the difference in those Stacies. Is new Stacie taller as well as thinner?

    1. Yes ma'am, very much so. I'd say she's at least an inch and a half taller than the older Stacie. I didn't measure them so I can't give exact heights, but the newer Stacie is quite a bit taller than her older counterpart.

    2. You are correct about the new Stacie doll, it's the same height as 90s Skipper (not the Skipper doll that's the same height as Barbie)

  2. Well, that's a little disappointing. I'm not interested in getting any new Stacies. I do thank you for your report though; it is helpful.

    1. LOL, sorry that was bad news for you. Happy to help with the info, though.

  3. Thank you for this! I have Stacie from 2008, I think her size is in between the latest Stacie and the early nineties Stacie. Friends told me Stacie can wear MH dresses, but I think she meant latest Stacie :)

    1. Interesting! I never would've thought of Monster High clothes for Stacie. I'll have to try that.