When Julia Engel sends an email, you respond. Immediately. I was beyond honored when she and Thomas reached out to me about a month ago to send me one of the dresses from the debut of Gal Meets Glam Collection. My immediate excitement was tempered by the seemingly impossible task of trying to select one of the stunning styles from their April 2018 selection. They sent me the full lookbook of dresses, which is positively perfect in every way: the fit & flare silhouettes, the bow details, the pastel hues. Everything is flawless. As if we would expect anything less from her, Thomas, and the GMG team, right? After much consideration, I chose this Gal Meets Glam Collection blue bow back dress (aka, the Samantha). As they launch the line today, I thought it would be helpful to share a quick guide to the Gal Meets Glam Collection.
WHAT TO BUY:
Everything. I mean everything. I am 100% positive the collection will sell out (maybe even on the first day – so shop quickly here and here). Since none of us have bottomless bank accounts, I thought it would be helpful to narrow down this expansive collection to my top ten styles.
#1: Gal Meets Glam Collection in Samantha Dress in Blue/White ($158)
I chose the Samantha Dress in blue/white, which I think will be the first style the sellout. The back bow detail and double straps are exceptional! The style also comes in pink. Shop this Gal Meets Glam Collection blue bow back dress here and here.
#2: Gal Meets Glam Collection Hillary Dress in Lilac Bud ($168):
This was my second choice for a dress. Lilac is one of the hottest hues of the season, and I think this is the perfect dress for spring/summer weddings and special occasions. Shop the Hillary style here and here.
#3: Gal Meets Glam Collection Hayley Dress in Lilac ($168)
Speaking of lilac, the Haley Dress is a wonderful and versatile style for all shoppers. I love this long-sleeve option in the lightweight fabric. It’s the ideal day to night option (not to mention great for work). Shop the Hayley Dress here and here.
#4: Gal Meets Glam Evelyn Dress in Blush Combo ($188)
#5: Gal Meets Glam Yvonne Dress in Rose Quartz and Navy ($158)
Calling all brides-to-be and bridesmaids! The Yvonne Dress is the PERFECT bridesmaid dress option. If I was getting married again, I would email my bridal party ASAP and ask them to shop this style! The one-shoulder bow detail is so feminine and flattering for all body types. Shop the Yvonne Dress here and here.
#6: Gal Meets Glam Lillian Dress in Blush/Denim ($198)
While Julia hasn’t said this, I truly believe the Lillian Dress embodies the essence of the Gal Meets Glam collection. Lillian should be her signature dress for the line! The vintage silhouette is BEYOND. Shop the Lillian Dress here.
#7: Gal Meets Glam Collection Courtney Dress in Blue/White ($168)
#8: Gal Meets Glam Collection Anne Dress in Porcelain Pink ($148)
#9: Gal Meets Glam Collection Helen Dress in White and Blush ($188)
Every woman needs a great LWD (Little White Dress). This one fits the bill! Can we talk about the gorgeous strap details? It’s also available in pink. Shop the Helen Dress here.
#10: Gal Meets Glam Emma Dress in White and Lilac ($148)
WHERE IS THE GAL MEETS GAL COLLECTION SOLD?
WHEN DOES THE GAL MEETS GLAM COLLECTION LAUNCH?
HOW MUCH DO THE DRESSES COST?
Every single style is under $200.
I found the collection to be true to size. If between sizes, I recommend sizing up one size (especially for more of the form fitting styles)
WHAT WAS THE APRIL 2018 GAL MEETS GLAM COLLECTION INSPIRED BY?
According to Julia’s lookbook, the seasonal line is inspired by vintage silhouettes, feminine prints, and modern touches. Pastels are omnipresent in the pieces – from lilac to blush, crisp whites to beautiful blues.
A huge congratulations to Julia, Thomas, and the entire Gal Meets Glam team on an amazing launch! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for May and beyond! I truly appreciate her thinking of me for the debut. Shop the entire Gal Meets Glam Collection here and here. Happy shopping!