The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress

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This dress was an unexpected purchase for me in several ways—yellow is just not a color I gravitate towards, prints are few and far between in my wardrobe, and maxis aren’t fitted for under-5’3”s. But put these all together in wrap dress form and I guess it’s love at first sight.

Because that’s what happened when I first saw the Gal Meets Glam Collection Imogene dress—I fell in love.

By the time it dropped with the May collection and Andrew’s sister-in-law brought it for me (having timed her trip to Seoul seemingly for this reason), the purchase wasn’t so unexpected. What was unexpected was how sexy it is.

Let’s caveat this.

Sexy is such a subjective description, but I think we can all agree that by most definitions, ‘sexy’ would not make the top ten words to describe Gal Meets Glam Collection. Feminine, yes. Modest, by far. Classic, sure. Sexy…maybe not even the top twenty.

But the way the top wraps around the bust, the v-neck allowing for a peek of skin, the ribbon cinches the waist, the slinky fabric billows in the breeze creating the most lovely movement, it makes me feel sexy.

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The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene

I swear all the passers-by smiled at me in my sexy, sunshine-y dress. Then again, maybe they were smiling because the actual sun was shining, or because of all the beautiful roses blooming on every street corner.

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Or maybe I smiled first. (Andrew’s sister-in-law brought this for us, too.)

The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene
The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress | On the Street Where We Live ( aretherelilactrees.com )  summer, dresses, maxi dress, yellow, Gal Meets Glam Collection, Imogene

If you’re deliberating adding this dress to your wardrobe, stop. Add it and wear it all spring and summer. Through wedding season, to meals al fresco, when following the flowers. I took my usual size 0 but plan to take the hem up a touch. The Gal Meets Glam team thought of every practical detail from the full lining/slip to the attached wrap ribbon to the closed skirt from the hips down.

I’ve amassed my own collection of Gal Meets Glam Collection with the Celeste and Paige that started it all, the Katherine, Maggie, and Nell, c/o our dream Gal on the Go feature, and now the Imogene, Arina (coming up on the blog), and Makenna (waiting for me in the States via Anthropologie), and I doubt that I’ll stop any time soon, especially as most of these pieces are tied to fond memories. See the ones we’ve featured so far on the blog below!

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