I'm so excited to write about eShakti today! As I mentioned in my Autumn Wishlist, I think they're a wonderful option for full bust gals. With an enormous size range, from 0 to 36, there one of the most inclusive online retailers I've come across. Beyond the size diversity, eShakti allows their customers to order their own custom measurements free of any additional charges. The icing on the cake? eShakti also accommodates design alterations to their dresses, skirts, and jackets. You can choose your own garment length, sleeve type, or neckline. In my experience, half of the merchandise I try on pulls across my chest and gapes at my waist. Sizing down in stretchier fabrics has been a nice solution, but even those items could use a tailor's modifications. If you're as fed up as I am with this problem, I'd definitely recommend checking out eShakti for hard-to-fit/find pieces.
I've wanted to try their styles since I read this post on Jezebel, but never summoned the courage to place an order. When eShakti agreed to send me an item, I was ecstatic. After much deliberation, I opted for the Vintage Ponte Knit Dress and requested my custom size, an above-the-knee hem, and elbow length sleeves. Ohmygod, I'm in love! I adore the twee retro look online, so this style suited me perfectly. The weight of the fabric will be great for wearing to work in the winter too. Side notes: The pockets are fake outs which is fine by me, as it would bulk up that section of the dress to include real ones. Also, getting this dress on was comic entertainment for my boyfriend. Since my bust has always been the challenging element of shopping, I'm not used to actually unzipping side zippers. I've grown so accustomed to throwing on oversize clothes that having to literally wiggle into a dress was...a surprise? Ha, ha. Is this what happens when clothes actually fit you? Who knew.
If you're thinking of checking out eShakti, I'd recommend a peek in the near future. They're currently running two sales (one's their first autumn collection and the second's clearance) and the dress I received is now only $59.95! To me, that's an epic bargain for a dress that is custom tailored. I'll be taking advantage of the sale too because, c'mon, a hummingbird applique felted wool pencil skirt? Who could resist wool + hummingbirds? Not this girl!
dress: c/o eShakti | tights: Berkshire Hosiery | shoes: old New Look | earrings: gift from my mama