(Closed) Jim Hjelm dresses for Maid Of Honor, what do you think of Jim Helm?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Newbee

I wore one for a friend’s wedding a couple years ago – it was a beautiful dress and your typical satin bridesmaid dress quality (this means good quality, but in mint green, I’ll certainly never be able to wear again).  Also, just make sure your bridesmaids get measured and order the right size to fit their hips — I am 5’2" but with wide hips and ended up having to pay extra for a plus size (I was nearly in tears, trust me I am not even close to a plus size) because I needed the large size to fit my hips.  What this meant was that I ended up spending $150 in alterations so the dress would fit me everywhere else (the bust had to be completely redone, about 6" taken off the bottom of the dress, etc…we used the extra fabric to wrap bouqets!!).  But this is prob rare, I guess I’m just oddly shaped! 🙂

Post # 4
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Newbee

I meant to add that I’d recommend it, it was a really nice dress and the one my friend picked flattered everyone from short squat me to her super tall thin sister…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Looove them! My bridesmaids tried them on last month and they were awesome

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I wore a Jim Hjelm in my friend’s wedding last year, and really liked it.  I think they’re mid-range as far as price and quality — mine was polyester chiffon, but well-made and flattering (much better craftsmanship than the Dessy lines, for example), and it cost me $198.  For my own wedding I tried on some Amsale, Vera Wang, and Priscilla of Boston bridesmaids’ dresses that I would call high-end, and they were definitely more luxurious than my Jim Hjelm, but also more expensive.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My opinion they were very nice quality, but a little too expensive here in Canada – there was nothing less than $300 when I looked. I feel in love with one but it was $340 and not including any alterations if needed on the girls, so that is just way to much money!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love them, but they are REALLY expensive. Lots of my friends have worn them to other weddings (I’d considered them, but asked how they’d feel about it first) and while they were lovely, they’re not wearable again, and if i was going to ask them to drop $300 on a dress, I want them to be able to wear them after the wedding. They’re pretty, but are you OK asking them to spend that kind of money on a dress?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used them for my BMs and I really liked the dresses, they were of good quality.  But, there were a little higher price at about 300 bucks each. We ordered them during a trunk show so I think they came out to $240 or $260, but still high up there.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I was in a Jim Hjelm dress as Maid/Matron of Honor for my sister’s wedding, and I really liked the dress.  She had 6 bridesmaids of all different body types, and the same dress looked good on all of us.  I’d recommend.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My girls are wearing Jim Hjlem and they have been incredible so far.  They are a silk chiffon and excellent quality.  They are a bit on the pricier side, but I brought 3 BMs with me and told them to cut loose in the bridal shop (any brands) and they all unanimously agreed they liked his the best after Amsale…the reason we went with Jim Hjelm is because the dress looked good on EVERYONE, it was amazing. 

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