As you may have guessed by week 4 of dress shopping I was pretty sick of dress shopping & losing hope. I happened to be looking at the Jim Hjlem website & noticed that Marylinn's Bridal in Pasadena was having a Jim Hjelm trunk sale, I quickly call them & ask if they have an appt, & as luck would have it, they had a cancellation & if I could make it there in an hour, I could take that appt. So I head on down to
When I searched for it online I was surprised to see how it looked, one picture almost looks like a cartoon and in the one with the model it does not show how great this dress is on someone with an hour glass shaped figure, nor does it show how great the mermaid part of the dress looks when the bride is facing forward. The first picture does do a great job of showing how beautiful the train is. After this dress shopping, I added dramatic trumpet/mermaid to my list of things I wanted. So far the list is; satin, trumpet or mermaid (always on the list), beading in the top area and/or waist, strapless (prefer sweetheart), perhaps a beaded belt and buttons on the back.
Marylinn's had a lot of dresses to choose from ranging from the pouf beading, charmeuse and modern dresses, but one thing that rubbed me the wrong way is that I saw the Casablanca dress 1910 there and they were selling it for $1400, I had seen this same dress at Bridal Elegance in Torrance and Image Bridal in West L.A selling for around $900, so if you do find your dress here make sure you know what the going rate for it is before you buy.