(Closed) Help with Jim Hjelm bridesmaids dresses!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Of the two you posted, I like the first one better. Chiffon tends to be really flattering on all body types. Is there any way the girls can try on his dresses at another store? I think it’d be incredibly difficult to pick and choose without seeing it on them. 

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Depending on how “busty” your one friend is, I don’t think either of those dresses will work for her. The second would be impossible to wear a bra with and won’t give any support. The first dress, depending on the fit may provide more support but she may be too self-conscious to wear a short dress and one that might be a little clingy where she doesn’t want it to be (mid-section). I would suggest going long dresses for them but provide something with more support in the chest area. I think if you did the short dress in a long version would be okay, as long as the fabric is flowly enough around the mid-section to hide any problem areas. You could also look to see if they have any layerd options in the long gowns that would provide a little extra coverage in the problem area.

Style jh5311 would be a good choice for both things i’m talking about

Style jh5318 would be okay too, if you and your BM’s are okay with that deep a V.

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am using Jim Hjelm for my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses too! I have 6 girls who are all thin, but still have very different body types .  I picked my 4 favorite dresses and am letting the girls choose from those.  They will all be the same length and ordered from the same dye lot so the same color. Then, they can all feel comfortable and happy in something they like (which means less stress for me on the day of)

Post # 9
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love those Jim Hjelm bridesmaids dresses. However, I think you need to see how they look on the bridesmaids. The second one you posted might not flatter busty girls. 

Post # 10
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Congrats! I’m from BC too. Lucky girl! 

I personally like the first dress better. It’s a classic and simple but pretty silhouette and it’s more rewearable. I think if you let the girls pick their own style of dress, they should all at least be the same length. Either all long, or all short. I don’t know how warm it gets in Nova Scotia during the summer but for my bridesmaids, I’m opting for short dresses because I think it could still get hot with long dresses, even if they were made of chiffon. 

Post # 12
84 posts
Worker bee

Just pick what you want deeply in your heart. 

Post # 15
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@llgraham:  You could not go wrong with either dress.  I like the long dress and little better than the short one tho!

Post # 16
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Both are pretty but I personnally like the second choice better. I got my 4 girls wearing Jim Hjelm too in navy blue. Thought I’d post it for you as another consideration. Its also chiffon and looks great on assorted body types. My girls range in sizes, two girls thin and 2 plus size and it looks very flattering on them all.


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