The Gal Meets Glam collection has always been such a fun brand to follow along with, especially since when I first started blogging, Julia was one of the first bloggers I followed.
When she launched her dress collection last year, I wrote a review post (which you can find here) and a lot of petite readers wanted to know if the collection was petite friendly. I got a better chance to review even more dresses during last years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the feedback was great.
I’m not the average style blogger: I don’t have a clothing budget and if I do, whatever I buy has to be worth my while. So reviewing a select few of these dresses is helpful to not only petite women like myself, but also those who just want to know more about the quality of the items.
I get it, we can’t spend $$$ every month on this collection. Even if you order to try on, you really want to keep it right? We all can’t order 2 dresses in 2 different sizes…just to try.
So below you’ll find my honest review along with some photos about 4 dresses from the May collection. I picked out all available dresses I could find in store to try on (honestly Nordstrom, you need to do better at stocking these).
Palazoo pant jumpsuit? At first I thought NO WAY.
Because my petite frame would be eaten alive by these big pants. I wasn’t too keen on the racerback feature either. But once I put this jumpsuit on, I was in love. The print suited my skin tone and the bottoms weren’t overpowering at all. In fact, this jumpsuit made me look taller.
The material is very easy to wear: super breathable and stretchable. It’s a cotton jumpsuit that is perfect for summer with its beautiful fit and color. The print reminds me of tropical fruit and palm trees. So pleasantly surprised with the Beverly Jumpsuit.
Priced at $158, this jumpsuit was the most beautiful thing I tried on.
The Peyton Dress
Plaid isn’t the first pattern I think of when I think of spring, but the colors worked OK for this dress. I do think this is better suited for end of summer however. The fit was a bit loose and depended on how tight you wanted the belt, which was complicated to tie.
First it goes through the buckle and then you have to make an additional tie or two in the back once it’s through. As tight as I tied it, it was still very loose up front. For $198, I don’t think this particular dress is worth it.
The Regina Dress
I love that name, don’t you? Regina means Queen in Latin and this beautiful red dress sure does make you feel and look like a queen. The color is a beautiful shade of red that is not too bright or too overpowering. It is perfect for any springtime events like weddings or graduations.
The skirt of this dress is quite beautiful and it sits and moves very well. The only hiccup I had about this dress was the bust, which was quite loose.
This seems to be a major problem with GMG dresses and people like me who are not so ample chested. There’s LOTS of room up there and it’s not very flattering when one part of the dress hugs you and the other doesn’t.
At $178, this dress is a maybe for me and I would need to factor in alterations. Remember, don’t get anything yo wouldn’t wear over and over – because that’s frankly a waste of closet space.
The Vanessa Dress
A beautiful blue color for spring but this dress has that for the only thing going for it. Very loose and very much felt like a nurse….which is not what you want from a beautiful spring dress is it?
Now I’m only sharing this with you because there are some readers on here who are also petite. This is in no way a criticism on the collection but just my opinion on how I felt wearing this dress. I do wish it hugged mea bit better and perhaps had a different neckline. The Vanessa dress can be a great vintage looking dress for spring, but I do suggest trying it on before you buy. I believe this dress is a Nordstrom Exclusive.
At $138, this dress was a hard pass even though it was the most budget friendly dress in the collection.
Which one of these four is your favorite? Have you shopped this collection yet? Let me know in the comments below. Would love to know your thoughts and opinions.