A little while back, I posted about trying to decide on what to wear to my son's High School graduation dinner & dance (http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....nner-dance). By the end of the discussion, I had decided on a black dress with lace panel in the front.
But I tried it on again a few days ago and just wasn't feeling the love for the dress. I find it much too low cut in the front and felt I would not be comfortable in it. Plus I'm very conscious of not wearing anything that might make my son feel uncomfortable.
I kept looking at the blue lace dress which I have loved from the moment I first tried it on. Several of you suggested I take it to Wonder Woman and see what she could do. So I took your advice and off to Wonder Woman I went. She has altered the dress amazingly - again! She widened the arm holes just ever so slightly so that they do not cut into my underarms, took in the lower hips where the dress was now too big and let out the waist by about 1/4" which made the whole dress just skim my body beautifully. That woman could made a burlap sack look fabulous.
When I took the dress to see about alterations, she asked me what I was using for a wrap should the A/C be too chilly. I told her I had a charcoal sparkly one I could use. In her heavy accent and broken English she promptly said "oh no....not classy enough" and then started to clap her hands and headed to the back room. She came out with a beautiful piece of navy taffeta with raw edges that she had left over from another project. It matched the dress perfectly and is sheer and just shiny enough. She said she could cut the piece the right length and width and finish the edges to make a wrap. I completely agreed - it is absolutely stunning with the dress. She was so right. And the crispness of the taffeta gives the wrap a bit of a structural integrity which is fab against the lace of the dress.
I'm going to wear my taupe patent pointy toe kitten heels to the dinner/dance because I want my feet to be happy and to be able to dance the evening away with my son and husband. I'm going to pair the shoes with my new blush with gold stud leather clutch. I tried everything on this afternoon and couldn't be happier with the outfit. It's comfortable, classy, won't look like anyone else's and most importantly, won't embarrass my son. I couldn't get a picture of the "trial run" as my son has the camera at a local car show but promise to take a picture on the day to post.
So big THANKS to those of you who suggested I try and work with my favourite dress and another big THANKS to Wonder Woman - who I hope never moves away!