The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guest Dress

Gal Meets Glam Shelby Dress | Summer Wedding Guest Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella Reese

floral maxi dress | c/o white handbag | similar blue suede heels | c/o turquoise tassel earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

Just so you know, you’re laying eyes on my most favorite maxi dress ever! It was immediate love at first sight when I laid eyes on this number. In case you aren’t a religious follower of Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam like I am, this is one of the dresses from her initial dress collection launch. Yes, it has taken me since late April to share this number. But it was worth the wait, wasn’t it? 

Anyways, I thought it would be appropriate to share this week as her June collection launches on Wednesday. And I am SO excited to see it! Are you like me, refreshing nordstrom.com and shop.galmeetsglam.com nonstop around launch time? Each time.

Back to this beautiful floral maxi number, it is the most perfect dress for a summer wedding! From the sweet floral pattern to the feminine ruffle sleeves, this dress is stunning! And bound to make you second best dressed at any wedding {obviously coming in after the bride}.  

Gal Meets Glam Shelby Dress | Summer Wedding Guest Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella Reese
Duke Mansion Garden Charlotte NC featured by popular Charlotte blog, Louella Reese
Gal Meets Glam Shelby Dress | Summer Wedding Guest Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella Reese

If you haven’t shopped or tried on a Gal Meets Glam dress before, I would recommend ordering your typical size and one size up. With this dress, I am wearing a size 2 {my typical size} but with another dress from her line {this one}, a size 4 was a much better fit. 

Gal Meets Glam Shelby Dress | Summer Wedding Guest Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella Reese
Duke Mansion Garden Charlotte NC featured by popular Charlotte blog, Louella Reese
Gal Meets Glam Shelby Dress | Summer Wedding Guest Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella Reese
Gal Meets Glam Shelby Dress | Summer Wedding Guest Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella Reese

floral maxi dress | c/o white handbag | similar blue suede heels | c/o turquoise tassel earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

Another reason this dress is perfect for summer weddings is it’s light, airy, and very comfortable. Perfect for those outdoor weddings and cutting it up on the dance floor! 

Speaking of dancing the night away, I opted to wear my hair up with this dress. As that is exactly what I would do for a wedding. Since so many weddings are fully outdoors now a days {or at least the ceremony or reception} I want my hair off my neck and out of my face! Especially when it comes to dancing! If you haven’t tried a milkmaid braid before, I highly recommend it. The braid immediately elevates your look and is bound to have you receiving compliments all night look! I will warn you, it takes quite a bit of practice. Watch youtube videos

Have you purchased a Gal Meets Glam dress this summer? If so, comment below and share which one. I’d love hear your favorites. 

40 Comments

  1. June 19, 2018 / 10:37 am

    This dress is so pretty and suits you so well.
    I love the ways you styled your hair.

    Love, Esther

  2. Em
    June 19, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Girlfriend this dress looks incredible on you!!!

  3. June 19, 2018 / 11:57 am

    That dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you! I love Julia’s GMG collection and feel all her dresses are perfect for so many special occasions.

    xo, Laura

    • June 19, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      Ah yay! Glad you’re a fan of it as well! Truly a beautiful dress, no surprise though, coming from Julia!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. June 19, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Well, aren’t you just gorgeous in this dress!! Love the hair, love the colors, love everything!

    xo, Hillary | www. hillheady.com

  5. June 19, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I am a sucker for a good flowy dress, especially for weddings! They make dancing SO fun! Love this number, the frilly sleeves are gorgeous.

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

  6. June 19, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    This dress is absolutely stunning. I’m obsessed with your earrings and shoes too!!

    • June 21, 2018 / 10:01 am

      Thank you so much Morgan! Julia Engel has truly created the most beautiful dresses.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. June 19, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Such a pretty dress for a summer wedding! You look lovely!

  8. June 20, 2018 / 1:11 am

    This dress is so beautiful on you babe!! I love the color and the print and such a gorgeous wedding guest dress!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  9. Karen
    June 20, 2018 / 1:50 am

    Oh wow, you look amazing in that dress! Love the prints and your hairstyle looks perfect. Love it!

  10. June 20, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Gorgeous dress and pictures! Looks perfect to wear to a wedding

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

  11. June 21, 2018 / 10:15 am

    This dress is so perfect for a wedding .. and so are your hair and accessories! You would be 2nd best dressed for sure!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  12. June 22, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Julia’s stuff is absolutely beyond amazing. And you’re right – this dress is PERFECT for weddings this summer! Also, those earrings are everything.

    • June 25, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Thank you Jennifer! I am all about having my hair up with this crazy heat + humidity!

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. June 25, 2018 / 9:42 am

    This is such a gorgeous dress! Do you have a hair tutorial for your hairstyle? It’s gorgeous!

    • June 26, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Aw thank you Annie! I do not but could definitely put one together! I will work on that.

      xo Laura Leigh

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