Dressy Maxi Dress

This dress fits like a glove, and the long skirt almost makes me look lean!
They do exist! I always think of maxi dresses as those long flowy things you wear to the beach...

OK, I am going to warn you, that I might gush a little over this dress. And, given that I was gifted this dress to review, it might come off as a little suspect. But let me tell you, I am in love with this dress...

I'm pretty small potatoes, when it comes to the plus-sized blogging world, but I do occasionally get approached by retailers to review some items. More often than not, it doesn't end up working out. Once, I couldn't do the review because I am a Canadian blog, and once, and this was the most frustrating one, I went to look at the site, and the clothing on offer, and nothing was plus-sized. 
This was really confusing to me. You'd think they would have noticed I am not a wearer of "straight-sized" apparel. 
When I was approached by Gcgme, I was kinda skeptical. I'm kinda a glass-half-empty kind of girl. I didn't anticipate finding anything that fit into my blog, and what I typically cover. But, when I checked out the site, I was so very pleasantly surprised! There was a lot of nice stuff, and a lot offered in plus-sizes! Aside from the plus size maxi dresses with sleeves, (maxi dresses are their speciality) they have skirts, jumpsuits, knee-length dresses... I was like a kid in a candy store! It was really hard to choose the dress I wanted to review. I am coveting this dress pretty hard too...

So, here's the low-down. The site doesn't have any pieces modelled by ample figures, but they are working on that. And, about 60% of their stock is offered in plus-sizes that go up to 4x. 

Since they don't have any plus-size models on the site yet, and I love to show you straight-sized vs. plus-sized, here's their shot of the dress, and mine...
As for the actual dress? Like I said, I love it. It's made of a medium weight jersey knit, which I used to be afraid of, because I thought it highlighted every thing I didn't like, but I think opinion might have been based on a cheaper jersey, because this fabric did me right. N'est-ce pas?
I don't know why I took the bending-over shot, but I decided to include it because I love the pleats! And also, I am smiling pretty big. I feel like I am always giving RBF, so I wanted to show you I could actually smile...
I am wishing that I could have styled it with this knot necklace in black, but this subtle look worked too. I totally wore this to the office, and didn't get any side-eye, meaning, its not too dressy for work. That being said, I can totally see this being black tie, if it was accessorized properly.

 Taupe maxi dress, welcome to my wardrobe. I am very happy to have you!

On me:
Maxi dress (2x) Gcgme.com | Black pumps (9) | Aldo (worn also here)

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