女大十八变 (simplified, Pinyin nǚ dà shí bā biàn, traditional 女大十八變)
Literally: The eighteen changes of a grown woman.
All of the changes that a girl makes when turning into a woman; blossom into womanhood
When she was small, momma Xu was thoroughly distressed about her own daughter's homely appearance. But after having blossomed into womanhood, Little S has become a statuesque little swan.
* 2005: Ma Chiyuan (马驰原), http://book.sina.com.cn 新浪读书 (sina.com literature page)