Disclaimer: eShakti.com provided me with a dress to review.
I have a short torso, short legs and various rounder-than-average bits, all of which add up to most of the clothing in the retail world not fitting me all that well. I usually leave feeling lumpy and grumpy, neither of which is conducive to a pleasant afternoon. So I do most of my clothes shopping online. The clothes still don’t always fit, but at least I don’t have to take my pants off in public to try them on.
What with all my angst about sizing and shortness and lumps, I was intrigued by the idea behind online retailer eShakti. The company has roughly 13,739 dresses and other garments on their website. Once you find the one you like, you send them your measurements and they make it to your specifications. You can also customize the length, neckline and sleeves. It sounded like magic, and I was excited to try it out when they offered the opportunity.
I ordered the “split neck mixed media dress” and then sat back to wait. It took awhile to arrive, which is understandable if they’re making everything to order, but it got here in time for our anniversary. And you guys? It fit. It didn’t make me feel weird or short-torsoed of lumpy. And it has pockets. Pockets!
eShakti’s dresses are a bit more expensive than my usual budget. It was such a simple process, though, and it was so much more enjoyable than going to the mall. I would absolutely buy something from eShakti again.
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SO! After I posted this, I learned that my friend Monica got her wedding dress from eShakti. How cool is that? And how lovely does she look?
Justin Kelley photo
I love the idea of an eShakti wedding dress, and they have a lot of beautiful options. Here are a few of my favorites:
The floral-embellished georgette A-line would be lovely for a casual wedding.
This sequined number is a lot of fun.
The very lacy Virginia dress is extremely sweet and girly.
If this knit maxi dress came in white or cream, it would be the world’s most comfortable wedding dress.