YLF + Wonder Woman = Match Made in Heaven

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!

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  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    Shannon, how wonderful.  Your outfit sounds stunning and your son is going to so proud of his stunning mum. Your wonder woman sounds like a true wonder!

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    So glad you are 100% happy with your outfit, can't wait to see it.
    The joy of a good seamstress :) 

  • annagybe replied 4 years ago

    Yay for happy endings!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    OH!!! HOW EXCITING!!! I can't wait to see the final wrap and outfit!!! xo

  • Sarah A replied 4 years ago

    Wow! that is a match made in heaven :) I cant wait to see the whole combination together!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Sounds like perfection! I can't wait to see!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Wow, what a story!! I think Wonder Woman should be getting a YLF award. And so should you! I can't wait to see the complete outfit! 

  • replied 4 years ago

    So exciting! I can't wait to see it.

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    So amazing! I can't wait to see pics. :)

  • Eliza replied 4 years ago

    Glad for how it worked out. How nice to have a pro-active Wonder Woman in your life. It is so important to feel right n what you are wearing, especially for an event as important as this. I am sure you will look fab!

  • bj1111 replied 4 years ago

    i'm sniffling...so much better than a romance novel.

    can't wait to see the wrap.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    I was wondering at first if my taupe pumps were too casual for the event but actually like the unexpectedness of them, if that makes any sense. 

    I tell Wonder Woman all the time that she's amazing and that she has really changed how I look at purchases knowing she can tweak many things and make off the rack items work for me.

    Angie - I knew you'd be excited as I think you love the lace frock as much as I do!

    Bj1111 - LOL!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    This is wonderful news. Now you need to let Wonder Woman work some magic with the black dress with the lace panel to get it right for you too.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    Agreed Joy. It's already in a pile of items I want to take to her to see if she can work her magic. 

  • MNsara replied 4 years ago

    This is wonderful!  I can hardly wait to see the final results - wrap, dress, total outfit!! 

    Everyone should have their own Wonder Woman!!

  • sarah replied 4 years ago

    Now that is a sweet story : )

  • O replied 4 years ago

    Oh Shannon, I have already shed happy tears for you!

    Can't wait to see the whole package - the son in his fab outfit and you with your big, gorgeous smile + everyone and everything you want to share with us.

  • donnat replied 4 years ago

    Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see the pix.

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 4 years ago

    You had better post some pictures for us!  I can't wait to see!

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    I can't wait to see the final product. It sounds amazing!

  • rae replied 4 years ago

    YES! WW FTW yet again. What a priceless asset she is in your fitness journey... we should all be so lucky. 

    But wait... your post is totally incomplete without a photo of this ensemble! ;)

  • clearlyclaire replied 4 years ago

    I can just about picture this ensemble because of your detailed description Shannon. I reminds me of the very first time you had that fancy Christmas or New Year's ball to attend and Angie and YLF helped you put your outfit together. You have the most fairy-tale events to go to. Have a wonderful time with handsome hubby and son and we can't wait to see the pictures!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    Still trying to convince my guys (especially DS) to let me share a few pics of them with all of you. Both pretty shy so I haven't won...YET!

  • MNsara replied 4 years ago

    You can always promise to blur their faces or let them wear shades ;-)

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    So cool. Can't wait for pics. Take pics!

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