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My daughter loves to watch her favourite shows on our ipad, she tends to watch them via the five on demand app. Whilst navigated the library of children's shows Angelina Ballerina caught her eye. Within a few days she was hooked on the show and became increasingly interested in ballet so I decided to buy her some Ballerina related toys for her fourth birthday, I came across this ELC ballerina outfit and thought it looked ridiculously cute. I like to think of myself as being a bit of a savvy shopper and always have a good search on line to find the cheapest price before purchasing an item, but I could only find this outfit on Amazon. Strangely this is an ELC product but it is not available on their website so perhaps it as been discontinued. Amazon only had one size available which was ages 3-6. I paid £14.99 for the outfit on Amazon with free super saver delivery.
A few days later the standard Amazon brown parcel box arrived. The ballerina outfit was simply packaged in a clear plastic bag.
The ballerina outfit itself is one piece, it is light pink i colour and made from nylon. The main body of the outfit is rather like a swimming costume with spaghetti straps. There is a small pink glittery embroided picture of some ballet shoes on one side. The pink tutu is fully attached and there are eight layers of netting which gives plenty of volume and lift. The outfit fits my daughter really well, as it is quite stretchy, I believe it will probably fit her for a few years to come. I would have preferred the straps to be adjustable as they are a little big and sometimes slip off her shoulders, although this isn't a huge problem and doesn't really seem to bother my daughter. The outfit has been worn numerous times in the past four months and is still in brilliant condition.
The outfit also comes with a matching pair of shoes which are 100% polyester. They are light pink in colour and have little bows attached to the front. The shoes are labelled as "one size", my daughter is currently a size 5 and they are a little roomy at the front, but not so much so were I feel it poses any real problem. They are elasticated at the ankles, which prevents the shoes slipping off. There are grips on the bottom which seem to work well and keep my daughter from slipping whilst she is dancing. My daughter finds the shoes really comfortable and actually wears them often by them self without the dress, she calls them her "ballet slippers". Considering they have already got so much wear they are still in a brilliant condition.
Labels Inside both the dress and shoes give general information and care guides. The outfit has to be hand washed, I have rinsed it out a few times and it still looks good. I would certainly never put it in the washing machine as it is far too delicate and I think it would just fall apart. It is also advised not to tumble dry, bleach or dry clean the outfit.
My daughter absolutely loves this ballet outfit and has worn it often. We have found it to be of an excellent quality and I have no problems recommending it.
Lovely pink ballet dress ballet shoes for hours of dress up fun / Age range: 3 - 6 years.