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Hips & Curves: eShakti


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

14 Comments

  1. I'm glad your purchase from eShakti worked out. I have heard some bad reviews.

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  2. Wow, it looks stunning on you! I have also heard very mixed reviews so I wonder if they have made some changes to their company? This really does look amazing!

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  3. You look so lovely in that dress! Wow. I, too, had been hesitating because of mixed reviews, but I may need to place an order in the future . . .

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  4. Thanks, June! I've read mixed reactions too and that was probably the main reason why I didn't order earlier. However, since they're such a unique company, I bet there were a lot of kinks to figure out in their system.

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  5. Thank you, Sweets! I think I may have read all the same reviews as you guys, but I truly didn't have any problems with the fit, quality, or service. The only thing I'd avoid, I think, would be clothes that are already hard for a full bust. This summer, I had my eye on their halter and strapless dresses, but I'm not sure that would've been the safest choice. I think I'll stick to garments that are harder for me to find/fit into from regular stores, but not ones that are a challenge for big boobs generally.

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  6. That dress is gorgeous on you! I really need to try this company!

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  7. I have a dress from eShakti and its too big allover. I don't know if that was my error or too much seam allowance. The back is especially big but I thought it was still wearable. I wore it out and kept having to fidget with it to keep myself covered. I will definitely order again, because I will decrease the measurements by an inch or 3. Oh, and the length was perfect and the design was, as well.

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  8. I agree, you look great. The dress is beautiful on you, both style and color.

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  9. Thanks, Vicki! I think this is one of those colors that looks good on everyone.

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  10. Brianna, that's too bad. I made my boyfriend take all my measurements because I was terrified that I'd mess them up somehow. But I still might shrink my hip measurement when I order in the future.

    I'm glad you're considering ordering again and that you were happy with the design overall. Thanks for commenting!

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  11. I know, I did too. Hopefully, they've worked out the kinks and their operations/design/shipping system is running more smoothly.

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  12. Thanks, Erica! And yes, yes you do. :)

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