As for me, it's usually hard to decide whether I want the print or not until I see pictures of a real person wearing it. Since these two prints are supposed to be Japan only I thought I'd post a review with pictures so those of you who can't decide whether you want the print or not could make up your mind (:
I'll start with the AatP print, because initially I liked it much better. At the last moment I changed my mind about wanting it in white and asked for the navy colourway.
The top of the print is a very nice-looking arabesque-like pattern, the bottom is four Disney illustrations of Alice in Wonderland with half-painted red roses and crowns on the bottom. There are several gold highlights on the print.
There are two major downsides to this skirt. The print is misaligned. Majorly.
My second dislike is that the underskirt is considerably smaller than the skirt itself. The "petty", if I dare call it that, isn't supposed to add any volume, only create the thrice-damne bell-shape. I don't like. I like my skirts full, and with this underskirt it's rather impossible. =|
And now you know why there's dog hair on a barely out of the package skirt.
The waist-ties are not lined.
How it looks with a petty:
While I was taking the picture, the second skirt was highjacked by my cat:
I was rather surprised by how much I liked this skirt in person, because I was having a lot of doubts about it. My mom liked it more than the AatP one, she says it looks like there's a lace overskirt over it. Sounds nice :D I'm not sure if I should get a wine shirt or an ivory one, or if it looks good enough with black? What do you think?
The print on this one is more intricate. The bottom is three Alice in Wonderland illustrations.
The print isn't aligned perfectly either, but still much better than on the AatP skirt.
The top is three rows of different Alice-themed designs. (you can see only two of them on the skirt)
The waist-ties are not ligned.
Both skirts are prone to color-bleeding; the Baby one is 96% cotton and 4% rayon, the Alice one is 100% cotton.UPD
. I am hoping to go to Orlando sometime in spring before my US visa expires and I was wondering if it's a good idea to wear either of these skirts to Disneyland? I remember the posts about socks and wigs being big faux-pas, and I was thinking if Alice print would sort of work like Mickey ears (=visitor) and wouldn't result in me being kindly asked to leave? What do you think?