Custom Dresses from eShakti – a Plus-Sized Girl’s Dream

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Custom dresses from eShakti

When my friend Jill blogged about receiving a gorgeous custom dress from eShakti, I left a somewhat joking comment on her post about my desperate need for custom apparel.

You see, Mr. V and I both just have one sibling. We each have a sister. And both of our sisters up and decided to get married this summer. So we have a lot of wedding-related events going on. I wanted to find a dress I could wear to both my sister’s rehearsal dinner and my sister-in-law’s morning wedding.

But a few weeks ago, I went and tried on dress after dress at a department store. It brought me to tears. I am on the shorter side (5’3″), I am plus-sized, I am big-busted, and I am short-waisted. Even when I didn’t fall into the plus-sized range as a teen, I still had a difficult time ever finding a dress that fit right. Most of the time the arm holes hang halfway down to my waist, and I am lucky if I can find a dress that fits over my hips. I am not criticizing my body type – I am pretty OK with my body – it is just difficult for me to find a dress. Ever.

Jill encouraged me to e-mail eShakti and ask if I could review a dress for them, and they agreed right away.  I was blown away by the beautiful choices. Their dresses are classy, stylish but a little retro. With Jill’s help, I picked this contrast-trim poplin dress. I love that it is feminine and the wrap top works well with my bust.

eShakti allows total customization of their items (it’s even free the first time you do it!). I decided to go with a short sleeve instead of a cap sleeve, which is more flattering to me. I had the length shortened so it would hit at my knee. I provided them with all my measurements and height so they could make the dress to fit me perfectly. And then I crossed my fingers!

And when it came, it fit perfectly. It may be the first time in my life I’ve been able to say that about a dress. Now I want to buy all my dresses at eShakti. I AM NOT JUST SAYING THAT. Seriously buying dresses has been traumatic for me, and the next time I am looking I am going to eShakti first.

eshakti stripe poplin dress

eShakti contrast stripe trim poplin dress, Naturalizer heels, pearl dangle earrings from Novica

These pictures are from my sister’s rehearsal dinner. Can’t beat the scenery, huh? I got so many compliments on my beautiful dress and I felt gorgeous. Thanks, eShakti!

If you want to order your own dress (or skirt, or top!), you can use the code JESSWEAVES for 10% off your order.  (Expires 7/2/14.)

I received this dress courtesy of eShakti. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. 

9 thoughts on “Custom Dresses from eShakti – a Plus-Sized Girl’s Dream

  1. I’m a fan of eShakti! It really is a dream come true to get the fit just right when you are so used to having to drag stuff to the tailors for extra adjustments. That alone makes the price more than worth it!

    • Having so many kids so close together is rough on the body!! When I started shopping when Joshua was about 6 months old I had no idea what size I was or even what I liked. It was so weird. I would be happy to send you my contact person at eShakti if you want to drop them a line!

    • Yay! I hope you’ll be able to find something. The best part is you can stack my coupon code with their other promos and get a decent deal if it’s your first time ordering from them. 🙂

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