My Jim Hjelm dress came in! Need your advice

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would wait to decide about the poof until you see it hemmed properly. It may not lay exactly the same once it’s hemmed. 

Post # 4
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

First off – what a beautiful dress!!!  Congratulations!  It looks great on you, so please take these suggestions with that in mind…

As far as what else to have done, it looks like it could be taken in a bit at the waist.  You also might want to ask about the wrinkling across the front.  It could be the way you’re standing, but it shouldn’t pucker like that.  I actually quite like the bottom, but if you’re worried about it, I don’t think it would alter the integrity of the dress to remove some of the poof!

Post # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mojitolady:  Gotcha.  I think you could definitely take out at least one petticoat.  I tried on a Romona Keveza dress in the same material that came with a HUGE (and I mean really HUGE), separate petticoat.  Seriously, I looked like Mother Ginger from the Nutcracker!  The consultant gave me a much less dramatic petticoat I tried with it instead, and the dress still looked great, even though it greatly reduced the size of the skirt.  I would absolutely talk with your tailor, but I would imagine you could remove at least one petticoat without changing the beauty of the dress.


With respect to the veil, I think that’s completely your call.  Most dresses still look beautiful veil-less.  Some dresses don’t look right with veils.  If you’re not into the veil, I wouldn’t wear it.

Post # 6
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I think its gorgeous! Doesn’t look too poofy!

Post # 8
1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@mojitolady:  I’m not sure you need that much poufyness at the bottom. This was a dress I tried on, and it has structure with the pleating already. Definitely needs some adjustments, but nothing standard alterations can’t fix.

I think a veil would be lovely, but if you’re not a veil girl, why not wear a sparkly comb to compliment the bodice? 

Post # 9
2097 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mojitolady:  No advice for you but just wanted to say that I LOVE your gown and I’m shocked that it came so quickly. I ordered my Jim Hjelm last June and it won’t be done until February!!! 

Please keep posting about your alterations as you go along as I am very interested to see what you have done. Mine will need alterations too. 

Gorgeous dress!

Post # 11
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s beautiful!

Post # 12
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It looks gorgeous!!!

Leave a comment

Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Find Amazing Vendors