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I typically enjoy clothes shopping, but that is only because I know exactly which brands fit me well, and I am also aware of some of the brands out there that just look terrible on me, generally speaking.
Oh yes, I’m a tricky one to fit, to be sure. I’m barely over 5 feet tall, I have a large rib cage and my cups runneth over, so to speak. My waist is small relative to my hips, as well. It is VERY common for something to be too tight in the chest and fit me most everywhere else, or fit me in the chest or hips but be way too huge in the waist.
Custom Clothing for Women
Someone once suggested to me that I just have someone make clothes for me. Yeah, sure, I can afford a line of custom made clothing, great idea! (read with a seriously sarcastic tone, people). I can’t really even afford to get my clothes hemmed/altered so that they fit better. I’ll typically only go have that done for the most critical pieces in my wardrobe (like jeans) or when the occasion is very special (a wedding). If What Not to Wear came into my closet, I can tell you with certainty that they would scold me for wearing things that aren’t figure-flattering. But I don’t know how else to make sure things aren’t too tight in certain places!
And then I heard about a company called eShakti. I want to share with you the vision of eShakti:
• One size does not fit all and all sizes are not created equal. For too long women have been forced to conform to standard sizing that too often doesn’t fit properly.
• At eShakti, a woman can shop for exactly what she wants – no compromise, no premium to pay. She can ask for the fabric, color, body, styling and sizing that she likes. Never again will a woman have to hear that her size is not available.
eShakti offers an AMAZING line of clothing that is fashion-forward. For only $7.50 extra, you can have the piece customized based on your measurements. $7.50 is less than what it costs me to get pant legs hemmed, which is one of the easiest alterations to make. Wow!
I decided to order a dress that gave a bit of a nod to the 1950s housewife. I wanted to wear it to my going away party at my job, as a sort of cheeky way of indicating that I was trading my office job for one with a full skirt, pearls and a cocktail in my hand for my husband. (Because that’s how it is, right ladies?).
Oh, the dress is DARLING! Several people commented on how cute it was, and a few even caught my little joke. I, for one, am absolutely in love with this dress. People, it perfectly fits me EVERYWHERE. This is virtually unheard of for me, and it is awesome. Since the look of the dress is so classic, I think I’m going to be able to wear it for years and years to come (provided I can stay the same size, please universe).
The prices at eShakti may not be as cheap as what you can find at TJ Maxx, but the fit is most certainly going to be perfect, and I think that makes the prices seem quite reasonable, indeed. My dress, for example, is listed at $59.95, and if you get it custom-fitted, it totals $67.50. That’s an amazing price for a dress that fits like a glove!
I know for certain, the very next time I have an excuse to buy some nice clothes, I’m headed straight to eShakti. What they offer is quality, custom clothing that is totally stylish. I’m totally in love with you, eShakti!
Here are a few more eShakti reviews from my site:
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.