(Closed) Jim Hjelm sizes and would you buy over the internet (abroad)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you buy from abroad - if you hadn't tried it on
    Yes (I would consider it) : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Yes (I've had a personal good experience) : (5 votes)
    22 %
    No (I wouldn't consider it) : (6 votes)
    26 %
    No (I've had a personal bad experience) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    no idea to any of your questions… but i absolutely LOVE that dress!!!

    Post # 4
    3969 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Kfreckles:  I would just be nervous buying a dress that I hadn’t tried on, even if I had tried on dresses by the same designer, but that’s just me. I don’t do too well with uncertainty, especially when it involves that much money. Just my personal opinion.

    Post # 5
    11351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Beautiful gown! Jim Hjelm actually designed my dress, but under his James Clifford label (his full name is James Clifford Hjelm.) I had to order a gown that was two sizes larger than I normally wear. However, since these lines technically are not the same, I don’t know if my experience would be relevant to your situation or not.

    Post # 7
    1 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Kfreckles:  I am getting married on 18/05/2012 and have the jim hjelm 8962 dress in ivory with platinum sash. It is a US size 8, UK size 12 however I am a 10 on top and would say it is a small UK 10. I may consider selling it for around £2000 after the wedding.

    Let me know if you are interested?


    Post # 8
    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think my 2nd biggest concern about buying a dress I hadn’t tried on already (besides the designer’s sizing) is if it would  still fit after the original owner’s alterations were done.  

    Post # 9
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t think I could ever buy a dress without trying it on first. 

    I blindly ordered one cheap dress ($150) and it turned out not to be what I was looking for, so I had to go to a real store and buy a dress in person.  I just wouldn’t trust myself buying something without seeing it on my body!

    But I do know some people who can order clothes online and know exactly how they will look on them?  I’m awful at even just buying sundresses online and having them lay right when I try them on. 

    Post # 10
    1 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am selling this dress in a size 10. It is BRAND NEW WITH TAGS ATTACHED. Bought the dress and changed my mind. Asking $2800 or best reasonable offer.

    Post # 12
    43 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think you should go for it and not have any ‘what if’s’. Try to find a similar shaped dress and try it on first and see what you think.


    Also you could ask them to take exact measurements for you too not just give you a generic size. If all else fails you could even re sell if it didn’t work out?

    Good luck!x

    Post # 13
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I can’t help you with some of the more detailed questions, but I can tell you that a UK 10 is NOT a US 8. A UK 10 is a US 6. There is a difference of four sizes, not two… hence a US size 0 is a UK size 4.

    Post # 14
    45 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I bought a JH wedding dress and it was ordered in a US10 though I typically wear a dress size 4!

    Post # 15
    21 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    After having some dress regret with my first gown I bought my dream dress online without trying it on, and it was actually a Jim Hjelm. I ended up loving it and am very happy I did it! I found a sample online for a great price so I just went for it. I had tried on similar styles, but not the exact dress or even any JH dresses. Its a JH size 12 – i dont think it fits much smaller than the other bridal lines I tried, but I hadn’t tried any Maggie Sotteros so I can’t compare with that. It feels like a street size 8 or 10 to me. I’m like a 4 on top and a 6 or 8 on bottom in street sizes, the bottom is only a bit big and the top is huge on me!  Here is a JH size chart I found online: http://www.halfbridal.com/pages.php?pageid=13

    Post # 16
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I bought a Jim Hjelm Blush dress (one of his other lines). I am generally a US size 00-0 and ordered my dress in a size 4.

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