My Dance Capsule in Action!

It has been a(very long) while since I posted my WIW - I think a year maybe? Life has been busy and I fell out of the habit to take daily outfit pictures. I still do not take them yet (maybe I should start again, just to keep myself in shape).
However this is a special WIW post for my dance capsule!
As you may remember my hubby and I started ballroom dancing 2.5 years ago. One of the benefits of dancing is that you get to dress up on regular basis, pile on as much bling as you want  and do not look out of place! Try to beat that, especially if you live in a city where wearing a silk blouse with jeans feels overdressed.

When we started dancing I have one single cocktail dress and quickly realized that it is not enough  when you have dance parties to go to once or even twice a week! So of course it meant dress shopping and of course YLF played an important part in it.

Some of you asked before if I can post pictures for my dance capsule in action and here it is  even if a year late. Please don't mind some silly facial expressions and funny poses - they were real action dance shots!

I have included my dress capsule in the finds below, some of you may remember times when you discussed them with me and shared my joy from finding real gems.
Thanks again for helping me out to get where I am now with my dance capsule - a very happy place!

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

  • Ledonna N. replied 7 years ago

    Pow pow. Its good to see you again. Very lovely and elegant. Love the movement.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


  • chewyspaghetti replied 7 years ago

    How fun, Sveta! Thanks for sharing those. I am going to start a rhumba class soon and I can't wait!

  • Thea replied 7 years ago

    Your dance capsule is fabulous! It shows personality, fun, everything looks great in motion, and no fear of wardrobe malfunctions. Your photos are inspiring. (My husband and I actually met ballroom dancing; I'm off to see if my dance shoes still fit, yours look so comfy and fun).  

  • Sisi replied 7 years ago

    Ballroom dancing? How fun! Wonderful dresses! I especially love the red long one, the cobalt long one and the floral one. It seems from the pictures that you and your husband are excellent dancers!

  • Laura1975 replied 7 years ago

    It's hard to pick a favourite. I love the back detail on the one with the long black skirt but I think the short red one is gorgeous.

  • Cee replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous !

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    You gorgeous thing you!!! Absolutely amazing Sveta - and I love how handsome hubs coordinates his outfits with yours!

  • Momo replied 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness. How beautiful are you two . Love these pictures .

  • Mirjana replied 7 years ago

    Wow, how fun and how beautiful are you. Lovely pictures, I wanted to dance.

  • Tanya replied 7 years ago

    Sveta, thank you so much for posting this!  All of your dance dresses are beautiful and you look gorgeous in them.  I am really enjoying all the dance pictures, it looks like you are having lots of fun.  I did warn you that dancing can become addicting :)  I bet that every time you are in a store you are unconsciously scanning the rack for a dance-worthy dress.
    I miss active dancing, I haven't been actively practicing/competing for over 6 months now die to all sorts of circumstances.  I go social dancing a couple of times a month, but it is not the same.  
    I think that you are hubby are ready to compete.  Wait till you see those dresses (costumes)!  ;-)

  • UmmLila (Lisa) replied 7 years ago

    You are a stunner in that long red dress. You should just call this your Happy Capsule.

  • anne replied 7 years ago

    A wonderful set of clothes. Love seeing them in action!

  • MTBGirl replied 7 years ago

    I remember you starting your dance capsule, what a terrific happy capsule! You look lovely in all of them! It must be awesome to do this together with your husband and I love how your outfits coordinate so nicely. So fab to see you again!

  • Janet replied 7 years ago

    What a treat! It's nice to see you post again, and those photos are so fun and gorgeous!

  • donnat replied 7 years ago

    Woo Hoo ! Gorgeous

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Delighted! Just killer gorgeous all!!!! Plonk! And I so love you have some classic and some very artsy dance dresses, too-all worn with your low heel stylish ankle strap shoes!!! Wow! And Hubby is gorgeous in his matching but no tucke shirts, too!  A real treat to see you in action, Thanks!:-))

  • harmonica replied 7 years ago

    WOW! Stunning dance capsule! Thanks for sharing the action pics. Looks like you're having a great time. Such a treat!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I remember seeing some of these dresses when you were considering them.  So fun to see them in action!  You look wonderful and I really enjoy these photos showing the dresses in action.

  • Bonnie replied 7 years ago

    Ballroom dancing seems like a wonderful hobby and you and your partner look terrific. I love your dance capsule - what fun!

  • Summer replied 7 years ago

    I couldn't resist a post like this, Sveta!  You look absolutely gorgeous in your dance outfits, and you also look as if you're having fun as well.  Keep on dancing!

  • cheryl replied 7 years ago

    This just makes my heart happy! I love dancing and seeing you and your husband out on the dance floor is wonderful. You look stunning and i love your dance capsule. :)

  • replied 7 years ago

    Very cool!  I am in awe of anyone who can dance like this, and you've collected the perfect wardrobe for it. Love the long red dress on you.

  • JAileen replied 7 years ago

    You look wonderful in these dresses. I especially like the dress in #4.

    My husband and I have been taking ballroom lessons for about four years. We have never danced outside our class, though. We went to a wedding a couple years ago, hoping to dance, and someone backed up and stepped on my toe with their full weight. In our class I just wear jeans.

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    What Angie said! :-)

  • Aquamarine replied 7 years ago

    How fun is this!! Great post! What a fab excuse to wear dressy clothes :-)...too bad I have two left feet or I might be tempted to try just for the clothes alone. (I've enjoyed when Tanya has shared her dance clothes too #fantasylife)

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely stunning, Sveta! Wow. I am so glad to see these beauties in action. You and Valery are so elegant. 

  • viva replied 7 years ago

    So amazing! I love you both i the blue-violet, in 11-12. Your husband has beautiful posture (carriage?) when he dances. You look so wonderful together.

  • Gaylene replied 7 years ago

    Be still my beating heart! You look fantastic in your dance outfits! And, even better, you two seem to be having such fun on the dance floor!

    I'm using up my exclamation quota for the entire week in this one comment! ;)

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    Wow!  The two of you look like amazing dancers.  So much fun.  Your dancing capsule is gorgeous. 

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Wow, I hoped somebody would enjoy my dancing capsule in action but I did not count on such enthusiastic response - thank you!
    Chewy, I am sure you will enjoy your rhumba class, so far this is my favorite dance!
    Thea, how fun is it that you two met ballroom dancing: life changing activity for sure...:-)
    merwoman, you meant to say that I coordinated his outfits with mine :-)
    Mirjana, you should start dancing if you want, it is  a lot of fun!
    Tanya, you are my ballroom dancing god-mother! Yes, it is addictive; we went from group lessons for the first year to one private lesson per week the second year and now we have 2. With all lessons, practices and social dances we dance 6 days a week. Yes to checking dress racks in the store and also the first thing I look at online too! I am not sure about competing: we are too old and not good enough I think...we just having fun.
    JAileen, you should go out and dance: classes alone are not enough. You may be surprised how many opportunities exist for social ballroom dancing. My city is not big (less that 400k people) but we have 2(!) different ballroom venues every Friday plus a couple of dances every month on Saturdays. Putting to use what you learned in class is tremendous fun! - and an opportunity to wear pretty dresses too! 
    Aquamarine, you cannot be sure about having 2 left feet until you try. I always thought myself big and clumsy but it appeared I can dance. This is truly an activity where (a lot of) practice makes perfect.

    Thank you all again for your kind comments. Yes, we have tons of fun and doing this together is the best thing ever. Dresses are really just an icing on the cake ( but very welcome icing).

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    Both the dancing and the dresses look great!  And it's lovely to see you posting!  DH and I did dancing lessons for a full year before our wedding.  It was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work too.

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    First of all, I love that you and your husband found a hobby to do together that not only allows you to get dressed up but also for him to show his romantic side!

    You look gorgeous and graceful in all these pics!  I love that floral halter dress!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Inspiring! Thanks for sharing. Great dresses :)

  • Jaime replied 7 years ago

    These are just gorgeous Sveta. You and your husband could be your own ballroom dancing advertising campaign!

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    So fab!

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    Oh, plonk, fab, ahmazing! You two look marvelous together. So glad you shared the pics.

  • SarahTheWhite replied 7 years ago

    You look so gorgeous!! Wow, these dresses are so lovely and you and your husband look wonderful. :-) I have always wanted to learn to dance...

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    What glorious pics!  Thanks so much for sharing.  The dresses are all perfect for the beauty in motion nature of dance, and they each have a distinct personality, which is wonderful.  You look gorgeous together, and I'm so glad you share this passion with each other!

  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    Wowza- Thanks for sharing, Sveta. You and your dresses are both beautiful in motion. Love to see people pursue their fun hobbies, especially when it can be shared. Like all the dresses and swooned to see you in motion in the royal blue one; especially lovely with the royal blue shirt. 

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    Lovely- you must feel really special on the dance floor in all of these outfits!

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Super gorgeous and super fun! You have some spectacular dresses.

  • tulle replied 7 years ago

    I'm so happy to see these pictures of you dancing in your dresses, Sveta!  You are an absolute stunner.

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    thank you so much for showing us these photos. you both look great.

  • Jane replied 7 years ago

    This is such a lovely set of photos and so good to hear your story. Your wardrobe is so elegant and feminine. I especially like your red dress. You look very happy! 

  • marianna replied 7 years ago

    Wow Sveta! Soooo beautiful! What a fun hobby too. Nice to see you post!

  • Joyce B replied 7 years ago

    You look gorgeous in your dance capsule!

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Cha cha cha!! :D

  • Runcarla replied 7 years ago

    Boy, does red ever LOVE you! Great capsule. Super cool how DH co-ordinates with your outfit.

  • Jeanie replied 7 years ago

    Wowza!  You have such elegance and look super in these dresses!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 7 years ago

    You are stunning, Sveta! These photos are such a joy. Thanks for sharing them here. It's wonderful to see how beautiful you look in your dresses, and seeing them in action is a special treat. You and your hubby look gorgeous and like you are enjoying your dance parties. What a great idea.

  • chirico (Chiara) replied 7 years ago

    You look gorgeous! Great capsule, and Red really looks fab on you.

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