My feelings on both of these outfits are mixed....
I think the meet dress is very pretty, but I dislike seeing my Samantha in it. It comes with bloomers (undies), tights and patent leather Mary Jane flats with Velcro closure.
I prefer Nellie in this dress.
The dress is cotton with an ivory net overlay. The body of the overlay is polka dot and trimmed in scalloped lace. I really like the elastic cap sleeves and the neckline is very flattering.
The sash is sewn onto the sides, so you are able to tie it as tightly as you like in the back.
At least the shoes are an upgrade.
The Frilly Frock is surprisingly much better (to me) than the meet outfit. Included: the dress, matching lilac organza hair tie, tights and those pearl finish lilac high top snap boots!
I love the low waist silhouette, ice pink satin coupled with white scalloped lace dressmaker details. The lilac organza ribbon compliments the dress with a subtle hint of contrast.
We each have our own individual tastes and I simply prefer this dress better. The center panel of lace tends to lay crooked and I suggest finessing it to ensure that it's centered. I dislike the puckering on the side, but this could be because the fabric hasn't stretched or adapted to the doll yet - fresh from packaging.
The boots! What to say? They have Velcro closures in back and are easy to get on the foot.
The flash tends to make them look darker and shinier, in reality they are lilac to match the organza ribbon and have a pearl finish not metallic.
I recommend this outfit! It's pretty, the silhouette is historically accurate and if you are having trouble accepting the boots, you can pair this dress with another set of shoes.