Post # 1
So I’m totally heartbroken as I lost out a great deal for the Jim Hjelm dress I wanted 🙁 This was the dress. Now I need to move on to a new dress. Please let me know your thoughts on all dresses if you can. I’m gravitating towards the lace dresses, but I also loved the ruched look. Thanks 🙂 I appreciate all you fellow bees 🙂
So now I have to decide between these dresses.
Dress #1 Tara Keely
Dress #2 Allure
Dress #3 Jim Hjelm
Dress #4 Monique Lhuillier
Dress #5 Maggie Sottero
Post # 3
I love the deep V in the back of the allure. Amazing!
Post # 4
@tracieszcz: I know! I love the back side of the dress too. It’s very sexy 🙂
Post # 5
I chose the Tara Kelly because it is most similar to the original Jim Hjelm. I think its beautiful. That being said, my personaly favorite is the Monique Lhullier.
Post # 7
Dress 4 is my fave, but no lace!
Post # 8
I chose dress one because its beautiful and looks almost identical to your original dress choice. I dont think it would be much to put a sash on it so it would look the same. It really is a beautiful beautiful dress!
Post # 9
i love them all with their own unique ways……. 🙁 this is hard! i think i’d have more fun with this process if i had more time
Post # 10
the tara keely is the most similar to the jim hjelm, but i love the allure too. allure dresses are super affordable, which is nice.
just curious, how did you lose out on the jim hjelm? was it a used dress that was already sold?
Post # 11
@kitzy: it was a used dress for under $1k. I was emailing back and forth with the seller too, but then all of a sudden it’s like the seller dropped off the face of the planet….so I think it’s safe to assume she sold it to someone else 🙁
I am gravitating towards the allure because of all that glam….i think the tara keely looks very similar…i’m just not too sure if it’s just as fab as the jim hjelm. i’m very meticulous with the tiniest details. i did find a bridal shop that is selling the tara keely for super super cheap as it is discontinued…..i know all JLM brands are awesome, but these other dresses are pulling me, esp the allure. haha. like i said, so hard….just when i thought i had it narrowed down, now i gotta make the big decision all over again.
Post # 12
I like 1 and 2 but love 2. The lace on dress 1 is heavier (antique lace?) and the lace on dress 2 is delicate and more similar to the Jim Hjelm dress you originally wanted. #2 is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful! 😉 Let us know what you go for.
Post # 13
Love the Tara Keely, and if you can get it super discounted, even better! The Allure looks really nice in the first two photos but in the close-up in the shop I’m not as crazy about the details/fabric. Agreed that the Tara Keely lace looks heavier, which is probably why I prefer it.
Post # 14
The Allure looks so stunning on the real bride! I would’ve never paid any attention to it on the model but then I saw the other two pics and just, wow.
What size and price range are you looking for in used dresses? Maybe we can help you hunt down something.
Post # 15
I really like the delicate detailing and lace of the Tara Keely, but without seeing it on you, I am unsure of how the belt detail would look (since the model isn’t standing, I could see it cutting a person off awkwardly). So I think the Allure would also look great on you–the V back is stunning.
Post # 16
The Allure Train is KILLER! =] Love it!