Located in Baltimore, Maryland's Hamden neighborhood, Jill Andrews Gowns specializes in custom bridal and evening gowns. They believe that bridal gowns should be a symbol of the bride wearing them, and that shows through the details they engrain in every inch of fabric.
Upon contacting Jill Andrews Gowns, you’ll be invited to come to the workroom — where the magic happens. From there you will meet with owner Jill Andrews to go through an in-depth consultation to understand what you are looking for in a dress. Fabric, silhouette, color, beading and embroidery are all completely customizable, and best of all your gown will fit you and only you. During the consultation you are encouraged to bring swatches, motifs, photos, magazines -- anything that inspires your vision for your gown. You can also start from one of their in-house StudioLine designs, which give you a great foundation to build upon. Creating new gowns is always fun, but something old can make a great “new” after a thorough renovation. If you have a family heirloom gown or veil that you would love to wear, the talented staff would love to work with you! Heirloom services range from repairs and textile stabilization to complete gown redesign and re-making. In addition to Jill's original creations, the JAG staff does in-house alterations for wedding and event gowns they make as well as gowns purchased elsewhere.
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Maria · Married on 09/19/2015
What can I say, this experience was nothing short of amazing! I was on the hunt for a bridal dress and tried everything from a lace slip dress by Free People, to scoping out dresses amongst the masses at the scary David's Bridal, to trekking to Georgetown to the J. Crew Bridal only to be unimpressed, and finally stopping by Francesca's Bridal in Baltimore. Despite seeing several dresses I liked, I knew I wanted to have mine made. My mother is an avid reader of The Washington Post and had seen an article about Jill and her involvement with a Johns Hopkins team redesigning Ebola suits. I realized that her atelier is located in Hampden just a few minutes from where I live. I contacted her team prior to beginning my search and they let me know the price range and options. I decided to keep looking but ultimately reached out again months later and scheduled an appointment. As soon as I walked through the door I knew it would be a great endeavor. Jill is just the most lovely woman and despite creating intricate, complex, elegant, and stunning dresses was not at all snobbish or intimidating but accessible and spot on with my vision of the gown. She drew a sketch and that was that! Every little detail was incorporated, for the most part on that first day, with neat additions later on during the process. She is such a pro that she guessed by sight my measurements at my first fitting. There were a few tragic, unforeseen events which meant changing appointments, but I was so impressed with Jill's utter dedication to her clients. The JAG team was always focused on the final product and their continued expert pacing. I couldn't have asked for a better experience when working with Jill and Sarah. They also do mix + match separates, fascinators, and alterations. The price of a Jill Andrews couture gown is SO worth the service, overall experience and final product!
Averil · Getting married on 06/17/2021
Working with Jill and the Jill Andrews Gowns team was an exceptional experience. I really had no idea what kind of wedding dress I wanted, only that I hadn't seen anything that was just right. Looking back, Jill really guided me to exactly what I wanted, while providing recommendations and advice on what would look best on me. I received so many compliments on the dress and how perfectly it was made for me and my wedding.
While my dress was simple, the detail and execution were not easy but ended up perfectly- from custom fresh water pearl buttons to match the natural Mexican setting, to breezy spaghetti straps that never fell down, to the perfectly pleated belt that was flattering and the perfect detail. The elegant slit over my right leg that Jill suggested also made the dress easy to walk in and added just enough sex appeal.
For the longest time I really thought I wasn't going to find the perfect dress, so I'm so thankful to Jill Andrews Gowns for creating the perfect custom dress for me that I'll forever love.
Carolyn Larson · Married on 03/15/2019
The Absolute Best in Baltimore
Jill and Jennifer are absolutely AMAZING! I had bought a used dress which was a few sizes too big, had weird ribbon sewn onto it and a train I didn't like. I come to them with a month before my wedding and they were able to make this the dress of my dreams! I didn't think that anyone could fix my dress that quickly, but they did. The final product was perfect. You could not see where they had taken the ribbon off, and they were able to make me a shrug out of the train material. Every time I went into their shop, they were welcoming and very helpful. I never had to wait for service.Sent on 03/19/2019
I don't know anything about fashion, and they were able to give me advise about what what would look best. They also were able to talk me through what I should do with my hair and my shoes. They also had the bra which worked with the dress.
If I know of anyone who needs a wedding dress alteration, I will definitely send them their way!
Jill Andrews Gowns's reply:
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I have had the pleasure of working with both Jill & Sara. They are both incredibly talented and work hand in hand to create something truly special for their brides. What sets them apart from other gown designers is their truly infectious personalities which are just as wonderful as their talented craft. As a make-up artist, I am usually one of the last event professionals to get a look at a bride before she walks down the aisle. I have heard women who love their gowns and others who wish they had done something completely different. I would highly recommend Jill Andrews services to anyone looking for a "one of a kind" dress that reflects both their personal style and unique personality.
There is nothing like a gown from Jill Andrews Gowns. Completely custom, the gowns are always so gorgeous and beautiful, and truly allow brides to have the dress they've always dreamed of on the biggest day of their lives. And you can't beat the Jill & Sara team. They are true professionals who will have you laughing the whole time and will make the whole experience so much fun you'll want to do it all over again!