Hey, guys! I’m finally getting around to reviewing the Lea’s Mix & Match Swim Set that I bought in January. The powers of procrastination, my friends.
Let’s start with the lime green swim suit. American Girl calls it a tankini, but let’s be honest: this is a bikini.
The bikini is lime green with hot pink edging. The fabric is stretchy, and feels like a real bathing suit.
The fringe is made out of the same fabric as the rash guard that comes with this set. In all the stock pictures of this outfit, the fringes are perfectly flat, but that’s not going to happen with mine. They curl and flutter all over the place. The only way to get them even close to flat is if you wet your fingers and stroke the fringes.
The bikini closes in the back with velcro.
Like the bikini top, the bottom is made of lime green fabric with hot pink trim.
The bikini outfit doesn’t hide the doll’s tag, but if you stick it into the bottoms, it becomes slightly less noticeable.
Let’s move on to my personal favorite, the rash guard outfit.
The top has hot pink sleeves and lime green edging around the neck. The rash guard is mostly made of a blue fabric with a busy neon pattern on it.
It velcros in the back.
The bottoms are pink, with a panel of blue patterned fabric on the hips.
Lea’s Mix & Match Swim Set also comes with a stretchy headband.
It’s pink with a white pattern.
Elastic is sewn into the back of it, and it slips over the doll’s head.
Obviously, you can mix and match this set (hence it’s name), but I prefer keeping the rash guard outfit and the bikini outfit to themselves. I guess the colors just don’t work as well.
See what I mean?
Hot pink sarongs were given out at Lea Clark’s debut, and they work perfectly with the swim suits.
Lea’s Mix & Match Swim Set is a colorful, realistic set that is a must-have for anyone who lives near the beach or has their own pool! Not to mention, the rash guard can double as a regular top
Buy this outfit from American Girl for $34 HERE.
Relaxing in the pool. ;)
I used a colorful beach towel for the background of this shoot. :)
Like my swimming pool? I made it using Hidden Hollow AG Crafts’ tutorial: http://hiddenhollowagcrafts.blogspot.com/2016/06/happy-first-day-of-june.html
Do you live near the beach or have your own pool? I don’t, but my neighbors let us use their pool every summer.